2008-2009 Commission of Inquiry – Maintaining progress
Hampshire's Climate Change Commission of Inquiry reconvened on November 4th 2008. During the 2008 and 2009 hearings Commissioners considered the progress of the County Council and its partners in taking forward recommendations it made in 2007, to make Hampshire more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Autumn 2009 hearing - 13th October
The 13th October hearing focused on two key areas, the climate risks and impacts on Children’s Services and activity within the Local Area Agreement (LAA) Partnership on responding to climate change.
The presentation on climate risks and impacts on Children’s Services was delivered jointly by Felicity Roe, Assistant Director Performance and Resources, Children’s Services and Steve Clow, Assistant Director of Property Services.
This was followed by an update on activity within the LAA Partnership which was covered by two presentations. The first focused on the University of Winchester’s climate change programme and was delivered by Commissioner Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester.
The second LAA Partnership presentation focused on progress with the development of a Hampshire-wide Climate Change Vision and Strategy. The presentations were given by the consultants, Entec UK and Futerra, who were appointed by Hampshire County Council on behalf of the LAA to deliver this work.
Felicity Roe and Steve Clow - Climate Risks and Impacts on Children's Services 522kb
Entec and Futerra - Climate Change Vision and Strategy 89kb
Spring 2009 Hearing - Thursday 23rd April
At the November 2008 meeting, Commissioners expressed interest in hearing more about how Hampshire County Council is responding to the adaptation agenda and specifically taking on board the recommendations of the 2007-08 Commission hearings. A further meeting of the Commission was therefore agreed for April 23rd to report on progress by the Environment Department in delivering the Council agreed actions and the cross-council policy as a result of the Climate Change Commission.
The April 23rd meeting focused on key areas of work within the Environment Department highlighting some key areas where climate change has had tangible impacts on how we deliver our services and what changes we have made to ensure we are adapting to current and future impacts. The presentations had a strategic focus as well as providing practical examples of on the ground action and change.
Paul Archer - Environment Department: Adapting to Climate Change Progress 83kb
Stuart Reynolds - Adapting to Climate Change: Highways and Transport 327kb
Linda Tartaglia-Kershaw - Adapting to Climate Change: Landscape, Ecology, Planning, and Heritage 821kb
Chitra Nadarajah - Climate Change Vision and Strategy for Hampshire 45kb
Autumn 2008 Hearing - Tuesday 4th November
Progress report of Hampshire County Council and its partners since October 2007 106kb
Report on assessing the impact of climate change upon the emergency planning process 909kb
The Hampshire Accord 96kb