Overview

Hampshire’s climate is changing. Over the past century there has been a trend towards increasing global average temperatures and these are projected to continue rising, causing continued changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

These changes will impact on the built infrastructure across all organisations.

It makes business sense to act now to build resilience to severe weather events and adapt to a changing climate. Planned change is more cost effective and less expensive than last minute, reactive actions, and economists have estimated that every £1 spent on adaptation could save £4 in avoided damage, so by considering these impacts now and taking steps to build resilience to them, organisations can help to mitigate risks and avoid future costs.

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