Climate Adaptation Resources

To make it easier for everyone in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to take action for climate adaptation and prepare for climate impacts, we’ve compiled a list of helpful resources.

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Beat The Heat

The UK Government have compiled information on how to stay safe in hot weather, including how to keep your home cool.


NHS Heatwave Resources

The NHS have a selection of resources on coping with hot weather.

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Be Flood Smart

Advice in this guide about Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures can help you to protect your home against flood damage.


British Red Cross: How To Prepare For Floods

See advice for before, during and after a flood.

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Flooding And Health

As part of preparing for a flood, learn about how flooding can affect your health and how to safely clean up your home after a flood event.


Property Flood Resilience Funding Scheme

This scheme enables homeowners to apply for up to £5,000 to carry out a property survey identifying required flood resilience measures and to purchase the recommended measures.

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Environment Agency Flood Risk Warnings

Check for flooding near you and get flood warnings by phone, text or email.


Check Your Long Term Flood Risk

See long term flood risk in your area.

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National Coastal Erosion Risk Map (NCERM)

The NCERM shows predicted erosion rates – where certain habitats may start to disappear.


WeatherReady

The Met Office provide up-to-date, expert seasonal advice to help you prepare for and respond to severe weather.

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Devon Emergency Planning Partnership – Severe Weather Resources

The Devon Emergency Planning Partnership compiles information for a range of emergencies, including severe weather.


Cornwall Property Flood Resilience Scheme

Property Flood Resilience (PFR) protects individual properties and can include flood gates, flood doors, portable pumps and more. If you are based in Cornwall you can register your interest for PFR through Let’s Talk Cornwall.


Cornwall Community Flood Forum

Cornwall Community Flood Forum aims to support communities, homes and businesses to become more resilient to the impacts of flooding. It is open to anyone with an interest in flood risk.

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Be Flood Ready

Find information and guidance on Property Flood Resilience (PFR) and how to create a flood plan, in order to reduce flood risk to community properties.


Natural Flood Management (NFM) Guidance For Devon

This document is designed to support communities and individuals interested in resolving flood problems and managing land in a more productive way, specifically those with no previous experience in delivering better land management or are new to working with Natural Flood Management techniques.

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Wild About Devon

Wild About Devon is a platform and network to help guide and inspire community action for wildlife.


Devon Community Resilience Forum (DCRF)

The DCRF supports communities to develop their community emergency plan; a document that guides community response in an emergency and helps communities to prepare.

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Forest for Cornwall

The team at Forest for Cornwall supports the residents, businesses and communities of Cornwall to plant woodlands, orchards, hedgerows, parks and gardens.
This helps to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies by planting the right trees, in the right place for the right purpose.




Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership

Want to make a difference for your local environment, but not sure how you can help? The Local Nature Partnership page is packed with information, ideas and helpful resources so that you’re able to make a difference for nature in your area. The page is ideal for town and parish councils, as well as community groups.

The resources include a nature recovery toolkit, pledge for nature and information about the Local Investment in Nature Cornwall (LINC) project.

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Be Flood Ready

Find information and guidance on Property Flood Resilience (PFR) to reduce flood risk to your organisation’s properties.


Business Resilience Health Check

Check the resilience of your business and receive a bespoke report of actions to address.

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Adaptation Pathways Guide

The South West Climate Change Portal (Australia) provides a guide to creating Adaptation Pathways, which can be used to help your organisation plan for future climate impacts.


UKCIP Adaptation Wizard

The Wizard is a 5-step process to help you assess your organisation’s vulnerability to current climate and future climate change, identify options to address your organisation’s key climate risks, and develop and implement a climate change adaptation strategy.

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Local Climate Adaptation Tool (LCAT)

The LCAT is a tool for local government and public health professionals to explore climate change forecasts and health implications. It also generates recommendations for appropriate adaptation approaches.


Local Partnerships Climate Adaptation Toolkit

Local Partnerships has developed a free climate adaptation toolkit  to enable local authorities to develop their risk assessments and adaptation pathways by providing a bridge to the technical information and guidance provided by UKCP18, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Committee on Climate Change.

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Adaptation Pathways Guide

The South West Climate Change Portal (Australia) provides a guide to creating Adaptation Pathways, which can be used by local government to plan for future climate impacts.


UKCIP Adaptation Wizard

The Wizard is a 5-step process to help you assess your organisation’s vulnerability to current climate and future climate change, identify options to address your organisation’s key climate risks, and help you develop and implement a climate change adaptation strategy.

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