Climate Impacts Group 23 July 2019

Devon Climate Emergency Climate Impacts Group – minutes, 23 July 2019

Attendees

Paul Netherton, Devon and Cornwall Police
Penny Tranter, Met Office
Neil Hamlyn, Local Resilience Forum (LRF) Secretariat
Richard Sweatman, LRF Secretariat
Elliot Batty, LRF Secretariat
Rebecca Mitchell, University of Exeter
Dave Trevains, Environment Agency
Neil Vine, NHS England
Dom Maxwell-Batten, Devon County Council
Sarah Swainbank, South West Water
Nick Young, Public Health England
Lindy Woodage, Devon and Cornwall Police
Jenny Shellens, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Jon Castleden, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service
Richard Merrifield, Devon County Council

Actions

Action 1

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Decision
Action/Decision: Output of this group is to inform policy
Work Lead: Paul Netherton
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: DECISION

Action 2

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Decision
Action/Decision: Conference will not be held in October as previously anticipated due to LRF focus on Brexit planning for October 31. Instead, the October date will be the next meeting of the Climate Impact Group to present work to a wider audience of LRF members including Isles of Scilly, utilities and transport.
Work Lead:
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: DECISION

Action 3

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Action
Action/Decision: Met Office to produce a document outlining what climate change effects will be for LRF area as a reasonable worst case scenario (RWCS) for 2030 and 2050 and provide evidence to back up these predictions.
Work Lead: Penny Tranter
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: Live

Action 4

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Action
Action/Decision: EA to produce a document outlining what the impact will be of the predicted climate change on LRFin terms of sea level rise, flooding, drought, heatwave, etc. for the 2030 and 2050 RWCS. Would like this to be community and area specific.
Work Lead: Dave Trevains
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: Live

Action 5

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Action
Action/Decision: University of Exeter to produce a document of different knock on risks and impacts which are likely outside of the principal severe weather effects and usual LRF risks, such as social, political and economic impacts. Eg impact on agriculture and tourism.
Work Lead: Rebecca Mitchell
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: Live

Action 6

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Action
Action/Decision: Health to produce a report on likely impacts on health sector for the RWCS at 2030 and 2050, in terms of excess deaths due to events such as heatwaves, drought, severe weather, pressures on provision of services, increase in vector borne disease, plant and animal disease effects which may have knock on effect on human health
Work Lead: Nick Young
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: Live

Action 7

Date Raised: 23-Jul-19
Subject: Action
Action/Decision: Create a Climate impacts group on resilience direct for the sharing of the risk assessments to enable Met office, EA and Health to access LRF documents they need.
Work Lead: Neil Hamlyn
Last Updated: 23-Jul-19
Work Status: Live