What is Climate Resilience?
Climate resilience is "having the ability to prepare, respond to, and recover from the impact of climate events with minimal damage to residents, businesses, the economy and the environment."
Climate change is causing hotter and drier summers with infrequent but intense rainfall, contributing to heatwaves and flash flooding. In July 2022, the UK experienced a record breaking heatwave that saw London's temperature hit 40°. In July 2021, Camden was subject to a major flooding incident impact over 100 homes and businesses. As a consequence of this extreme weather, events are predicted become more frequent.
While we will continue to adapt and mitigate climate change, Camden Council wants to ensure communities are resilient to the effects and have the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate events.
Camden's Climate Resilience Plan
Camden Council is committed to improving Camden’s resilience to extreme weather events, and we want our communities to be a part of this journey. In 2023, Camden Council will develop its first Climate Resilience Plan.
In preparation of the Plan, we are launching a survey "How ready are we for a changing climate", we hope this survey will provide insight into how the climate crisis is impacting our communities and allow us to understand the knowledge our residents have about our changing climate. The results of this survey will inform the Plan and enable us to develop a plan and our services in line with community needs to ensure we are better prepared for these events in the future.
We'd like to hear about your experiences, whether you've been significantly impacted by property damage or have been inconvenienced by travel disruptions.
Share your views with us: How ready are we for a changing climate?
What happens next
Once we have reviewed all the responses, we will use the findings to inform the production of Camden's Climate Resilience Plan in 2023.
If you require any of this information in an alternative format, then please contact us via email at [email protected] or by telephone on 020 7974 2105 and we will do our best to assist you.