Ok Amt Study Tour Climate Change In Craven

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Ok Amt Study Tour Climate Change In Craven

  1. 1. Climate Change In Craven Craig Wilson 1 st October 2008
  2. 2. What is Climate Change? <ul><li>Climate - The average weather in a locality, conventionally over a 30 year period. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather - What it is doing outside right now. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigation - Slowing down global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation - response to the predicted impacts of unavoidable climate change. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Climate Projections for UK. <ul><li>Changes in annual / seasonal averages </li></ul><ul><li>Hotter, drier summers </li></ul><ul><li>Milder, wetter winters </li></ul><ul><li>Rising sea levels </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in extremes (both frequency and intensity) </li></ul><ul><li>More very hot days </li></ul><ul><li>More intense downpours of rain </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter return periods for high water levels at coast </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Impacts of Climate Change <ul><li>10 hottest Years on record since 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature Fluctuations cause infrastructure Problems (Tarmac, Railways) </li></ul><ul><li>Extended growing season. </li></ul><ul><li>Wetter winters (floods) </li></ul><ul><li>Drier Summers(Drought,Moor Fires) </li></ul><ul><li>Sea Level Rise </li></ul><ul><li>Health impacts (Cold related deaths down and Heat related deaths on the increase) </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a Carbon Reduction Officer <ul><li>Focus Craven District Council on the Impacts of Climate Change. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Craven District Council complies with forthcoming Carbon reducing legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead on the National Indicators (NI 185 and NI 186). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impacts of Climate Change. (Skipton Flood 2004)
  7. 7. What is a Carbon Reduction Officer <ul><li>Focus Craven District Council on the Impacts of Climate Change. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure Craven District Council complies with forthcoming Carbon reducing legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead on the National Indicators (NI 185 and NI 186). </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Craven District Council is reducing its Carbon emissions. <ul><li>Working with the Carbon Trust. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Display Energy Certificates. </li></ul><ul><li>Limiting the speed of fleet vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring monthly fuel and energy bills. </li></ul>Example Only
  9. 9. How the Craven District is reducing its Carbon Emissions. <ul><li>LSP Climate Change Officer – engaging with residents, community groups and businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Working the Energy Saving Trust – domestic energy surveys, advice and guidance. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Craven. </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change Checklist. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Craig Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Craven District Council </li></ul><ul><li>01756 706311 </li></ul>

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