Hampshire's 2007 Climate Change Commission of Inquiry

The aim of the Commission was to consider the main areas of climate change impact, and to identify and prioritise action to build more local resilience to these impacts.  The County Council recognises that a significant change to the Hampshire climate is inevitable, and the focus of the Commission was to prioritise actions to address the impacts and consequences of such changes.


Four evidence hearings were held, at which the Commission considered evidence on key topic areas, including presentations from, and debate with, the evidence providers. The four evidence sessions were:

  1. Physical Environment, held on 18 May 2007 [synopsis of Physical Environment Hearing Microsoft Word 31kb]
  2. Infrastructure, held on 20 June 2007 [synopsis of Infrastructure Hearing] Microsoft Word 1015kb
  3. Wellbeing & Society, held on17 July 2007 [synopsis of Wellbeing & Society Hearing] Microsoft Word 30kb
  4. Economy, held on 19 September 2007 [synopsis of Economy Hearing] Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 213kb


A booklet detailing the work of the Commission and the conclusions reached for Hampshire and the County Council is now available to download Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 941kb.

The findings of the Commission of Inquiry were presented at Cabinet on the 16 November and then taken to Full Council on the 22 November 2007.  Both are available to download below:

  1. Cabinet Minutes 16 November 2007
  2. Full Council minutes 22 November 2007, Item 241

Commision of Inquiry

Commission of inquiry booklet cover

Climate Change Commision of Inquiry Booklet Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 941kb