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Climate Emergency

//Climate Emergency
Climate Emergency 2020-11-24T11:55:44+00:00


  1. 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
  2. Heat stress on older people and in especially in urban areas will increase
  3. Slow to change ecosystems such as forest need action to adapt over the coming 100

    years or risk reducing their carbon sequestration capacity.

  4. High nutrient and bacteriological pollution is reducing the marine habitat capacity for

    carbon sequestration as well as increase risk to health and wellbeing.

  5. North Devon has the highest levels of deprivation of access to green spaces
  6. 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.

  7. Only half of the north devon protected biodiversity areas are in good condition
  8. Social distancing will reduce the tourism economic capacity of the area.