Camden asks, ‘How ready are we for a changing climate?’
The council is asking Camden residents, "How ready are we for a changing climate?" to better understand its communities’ experiences of extreme weather events.
“Extreme weather events such as flooding, overheating, and drought, are now occurring more frequently than ever before. We all experienced this in the summer with the two-day heatwave, and extreme cold is also likely to occur in a more volatile climate.
“We need to ensure residents, vital services, and businesses in the borough are able to adapt when such events happen.
“I will shortly be presenting a new strategy to the council’s cabinet setting out our approach to managing flood risk in Camden, but we need to go further than this and consider all weather extremes.
“Next year, we will be developing our first Climate Resilience Plan and we want our communities to be a part of this journey.
“All the feedback received from the survey will help inform this plan, and crucially enable us to develop our services in line with our communities needs to ensure we are better prepared for these events in the future.”
The survey will provide an insight into how the climate crisis is impacting local communities and the knowledge that residents have about the changing climate. The council also wants its residents to share their thoughts and ideas on how to build climate resilient communities that can prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme weather events.
For more information and to complete the survey visit: https://consultations.wearecamden.org/supporting-communities/changing-climate