Adapting to climate change

We’re committed to helping tackle climate change by:

  • addressing, or mitigating, its causes, such as by reducing our carbon dioxide emissions
  • adapting to its effects, such as protecting communities from water shortages, flooding and heatwaves

Find out what we’re doing to adapt below.

Essex Local Climate Impact Profile

The Essex Local Climate Impact Profile assessed the impact of weather events on local authority services, businesses and communities from 2004-2009. The 2010 profile helped us, and other local authorities, make informed decisions and develop adaptation action plans. The University of Essex conducted a review of the profile in 2012. To request a copy of the report and review, email us.

Adapting to Climate Change action plan

Our Adapting to Climate Change action plan looks at how severe climatic events could disrupt our services. By preparing for extreme weather, we’re making services more resilient and aiming to reduce potential damage and cost.

To request a copy of the Adapting to Climate Change action plan, which comes with a summary and non-technical summary, email us.

Mini guide: Why we need to adapt

Our mini guide explains why it’s important for us to keep adapting to, and mitigating the impact of, a changing climate. To request a copy of the mini guide, email us.

Projects

We’re an observer partner of the Short-Term Adaptation for Long-term Resilience to Climate Change (STAR2Cs) project. Visit Short Term Adaptation for long-term Resilience to Climate Change (STAR2Cs) project to learn how this project is helping local governments adapt.

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