Climate Impacts Group

Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Climate Impacts Group

The climate is already changing and we all need to prepare to live in a warmer world.

Map of Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

The Climate Impacts Group is using its collective knowledge to create a Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Adaptation Plan. This will consider how the region and its citizens can adapt to living in a warmer world.

Terms of Reference


To work collaboratively with the Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly climate emergency projects operating in each of the three localities to use its expertise to help:

  • prepare communities for the necessary adaptations to infrastructure, services and behaviours that will be required to respond to a warmer world.
  • improve the resilience of the natural environment against the effects of climate change.


A Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Adaptation Plan

The plan will include:

  • An appraisal of the projected climate change for the region in the 21st century
  • Determination of the current risks held by the Local Resilience Forum in the Community Risk Register that will be affected by climate change and how their magnitude and/or likelihood is expected to change
  • Identification and evaluation of new community risks for the region not currently managed that will arise from climate change
  • An understanding of the implications for the natural environment from climate change 
  • Actions to improve community and environmental resilience


Image showing the logos of Climate Impacts Group members, including: 
Environment Agency 
Met Office 
Local Resilience Forum 
South West Water 
Cornwall Council 
Devon & Cornwall Police 
University of Exeter 
Westcountry Rivers Trust 
Public Health Devon 
Natural Devon 
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government 
Council of the Isles of Scilly 
Devon County Council
The current members of the Climate Impact Group.

Minutes of the latest meeting:

You can browse the minutes of all meetings.

The minutes of the Climate Impacts Group will be published on the project website following their sign-off.