New ADEPT video helps councils deal with climate risks

A new video has been launched designed to help local authorities manage the risks associated with climate change. Together with the Environment Agency, ADEPT has developed the introductory ten minute video, which aims to assist local authorities in understanding and implementing the adaptation pathways approach to manage flood and coastal risk and create resilient, thriving […]

Transport Scotland given climate change targets

Transport Scotland is being told to commit to timelines for publishing a Trunk Roads Adaptation Plan related to climate change, a Scour Management Strategy, Flood Emergency Plan and High Wind Strategy. The Scottish Climate Change Committee has published its report “Adapting to climate change – Progress in Scotland” and says Transport Scotland should develop guidance […]

Councils in Staffordshire share proposals to adapt to climate change

Councils in Staffordshire have shared their proposals to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The ’Staffordshire Adaptation Strategy’ sees councils across the county come together and commit to addressing the issues caused by climate change. The plan focuses on four key areas, infrastructure and buildings, the natural environment, protecting residents, and the local economy. […]

New ADEPT President launches climate change policy position

The new President of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT), Mark Kemp, has launched the Climate Change and Green Growth policy position. The paper, which urges government to give local authorities the powers, resources and funding they need to deliver net zero, sets out ADEPT’s position that national targets will […]

WMCA gains national recognition for plans to tackle climate change

The West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) plans to tackle climate change have seen it rated as one of the nation’s top performers. The WMCA was by far the highest ranked combined authority in the country with a score of 89% in a study published by not-for-profit organisation, Climate Emergency UK. The WMCA’s high score also […]

£8.85million investment agreed in East Sussex for climate change and roads and pavements

Council leaders in East Sussex have agreed to invest millions of pounds in tackling climate change and improving the county’s roads and pavements. East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet agreed one-off additional funding of £8.85million in the two areas at its meeting this week. A total of £5.8million will be spent on improving road signs, lines […]


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