Gosport Borough - adapting to climate change
These impacts will affect UK areas to different extents. Gosport is particularly vulnerable to flooding due to its low-lying and coastal location, and to heat waves due to its location in the south of the UK and its urban character. The Climate Change Committee has identified these two risks as the largest and most certain and therefore are main priorities for increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Risks to ecosystems and biodiversity are also considered to be a priority area for adaptation, as the Climate Change Committee report highlighted loss of coastal habitats and impacts on marine wildlife as areas of particular concern.
Other risk areas have a more limited impact in Gosport or the nature/severity of the impacts are less certain. These will be kept under review and opportunities will be taken to promote adaptation in these areas as they arise.
The key ambitions that the Council will contribute to realising in each priority area are set out below.
(< 3 years)
(3 to 10 years)
(> 10 years)
|P8: Resilience to flooding|
|P9: Resilience to heatwaves|
|P10: Ecosystems and biodiversity|