Councils must prepare for a heatwave
Hot evenings pose risks to people with underlying health problems. These temperatures extremes will be more likely with a changing climate. Local democracy think tank, the LGiU, is encouraging councillors to help communities and their councils to better prepare and adapt to these changes. Whether it is high temperatures or flooding, adapting to climate change is a local issue. The report “Getting ready for a changing climate: supporting councillors’ leadership role in adaptation” suggests five action points to help councillors communicate adaptation to the public and improve the council’s work on adaptation.