PRIORITY SIX: CLIMATE EMERGENCY LEAD PARTNER: N.D BIOSPHERE
- Flooding will be more frequent in the area from tidal, river and surface water events as part of relative sea-level-rise and increased storm intensity/frequency
- Heat stress on older people and in especially in urban areas will increase
- Slow to change ecosystems such as forest need action to adapt over the coming 100
years or risk reducing their carbon sequestration capacity.
- High nutrient and bacteriological pollution is reducing the marine habitat capacity for
carbon sequestration as well as increase risk to health and wellbeing.
- North Devon has the highest levels of deprivation of access to green spaces
- Northern Devon has high emissions arising from land-use change and transport (Energy
use 20% for personal transport and 31% for domestic energy use) as the main sectors.
- Only half of the north devon protected biodiversity areas are in good condition
- Social distancing will reduce the tourism economic capacity of the area.