Organisations and groups across Wales are already helping communities to take action and be resilient to the impacts of a changing climate in a range of areas.
change is one of the biggest challenges facing the
world. It is not simply an environmental problem: it has
implications for the wellbeing of people here in Wales, and across
the world. The world saw more than 120 climate related disasters
during 2015, according to the World
Bank, causing huge environmental and economic damage and taking
a terrible toll on communities.
These impacts have also been felt closer to home, for example in
increased flooding, which is estimated to have caused over
£71 million of damage, impacting on communities,
the economy, and transport infrastructure. The third sector
has huge potential to tackle both the causes and consequences of
climate change. It is uniquely placed to reach and support people,
especially the most disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Decisions taken at government or local authority level to help
mitigate climate change will affect the people we support. These
webpages examine sustainable energy, food, housing,
packaging, and transport issues,
support available to help your service users through policy
changes, and ways to get involved with relevant community
A Third Sector Guide to Climate Change
Climate change can seem an overwhelming or distant issue
with little influence on your daily work.
However, as we all share the same planet and natural resources,
all people and organisations have the potential to be negatively
affected by a changing climate and understanding this can help us
prepare and plan better.
is designed to give you a basic understanding of climate issues and
where to find further support to help you manage your climate risks
and make better decisions for a changing future.
Change and the Cost of Living - Joseph
Roundtree Foundation report examines how climate change could
affect day to day living costs of UK households, with a particular
focus on low income households.
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Report
independent evidence report to Government has been
published by the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the UK Committee
on Climate Change. It sets out the most urgent risks and
opportunities arising for the UK from climate change to help inform
the next UK Climate Change Risk Assessment due in January 2017.
Identified risks include flooding and coastal change risks to
communities, businesses and infrastructure, risks to domestic and
international food production and trade and risks of new and
emerging pests and diseases.
The Evidence Report, consisting of eight individual
chapters, has been written by expert lead authors supported by
co-authors with particular specialties. A summary of key findings
and priorities for the next 5 years is also available.
State of the UK Climate 2016
The Met Office 3rd annual State of the UK Climate report shows
2016 was the 13th warmest year (records dating back to 1910). This
provides a summary of the UK weather and climate through the
calendar year 2016 and is the third annual 'State of the UK climate'
produced by the Met Office. It provides an accessible,
authoritative and up-to-date assessment of UK climate trends,
variations and extremes based on the latest available climate
quality observational datasets.
State of the Climate 2015 Report
This year's SoC has an emphasis on ecosystems; several
chapters have dedicated a sidebar to the complex relationship
between a changing climate and its impact on living systems. This
notion of connectedness-between climate, landscape, and life;
between our daily work and the expression of its meaning; between
planetary-scale drivers and humble living things; between the
abstraction and rigor of data and the reality and complexity of
their importance; and especially between one generation and the
next-inspires and informs much of the work within this volume.