Community planning: Resilient Communities
A guide to help community groups become resilient to the impact of weather and climate change.
Why is resilience to extreme weather important?
- Flooding – puts lives at risk and damages homes and businesses.
- Warm weather and heat waves – cause illness due to heat and pollution.
- Water shortages – restrictions on water use for businesses, gardens and green spaces.
Increase in social inequality - the most vulnerable members of communities are affected most by climate change impacts.
- Wider benefits – by making your community more resilient you can also create wider benefits, such as for health, recreation and local business.
Featured case study video - Stockdalewath, Cumbria:
Thanks: This resilient communities section was produced in partnership by the Environment Agency’s Climate Ready Support Service.