ARCHIVE: What's happening in my region?
Climate change will affect different areas in different ways, depending on a range of factors: land use, economic sectors, population density and more.
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That's why action to adapt to climate change will often need to take place at a regional or local level, rather than a national one, reflecting the particular impacts and priorities in the region or area.
Adaptation in your region
Find out what's happening in your region by clicking on the map below:
Organisations working in the regions
Regional Climate Change Partnerships
Each English region has already established an independent Climate Change Partnership (RCCP). The RCCPs:
- are made up of local stakeholders, ranging from the regional development agencies through to small local charities, and work very closely with UKCIP.
- investigate and advise on the impacts of climate change regionally, assessing how this may affect regional economic, social and environmental well-being.
- share experiences and work together on joint projects, like the "Checklist for Development" produced by the East of England, London and the South East through the Three Regions Climate Change Group.
- Defra's Adapting to Climate Change Programme will work with the RCCPs to help them build on their success. Defra has already provided a cash boost of �450,000 in 2008-09, and made a further funding commitment covering 2009-2011.
The Government Offices (GOs):
- have built up a network of adaptation leads in each region, whose aim is to build adaptation knowledge and capacity, and to co-ordinate and join up work at the regional level
- have led the negotiations on the new local government performance indicators including the new indicator on adaptation, and will continue to work with partners to improve adaptive capacity
- work to link policy and delivery on adaptation with other Government policies and programmes, for example flooding and planning.
Regional Development Agencies
- work with partners to strengthen and grow regional economies, guided by the principles of sustainability. This includes tackling climate change - through mitigation and adaptation
- are active members of Regional Climate Change Partnerships
- subject to the results of recent consultation on the review of sub-regional economic development and regeneration, the Regional Development Agencies may be responsible for developing single regional strategies, which will need to consider the future climate
- are currently the Regional Planning Body for each region (with the exception of London) with a duty to prepare the regional spatial strategy which includes the regional transport strategy and the regional waste strategy.
- have a role as the voice of the region and can prepare regional strategies such as regional sustainable development frameworks (RSDFs), taking the lead role in some regions.
- some are actively involved with Regional Climate Change Partnerships.
Page last modified: 16 April 2009
Page published: 24 July 2008