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.


Agenda - October 2009 Microsoft Word 76kb


Felicity Roe and Steve Clow - Climate Risks and Impacts on Children's Services Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 522kb

Entec and Futerra - Climate Change Vision and Strategy Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 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.


Agenda Microsoft Word 74kb


Paul Archer - Environment Department: Adapting to Climate Change Progress Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 83kb

Stuart Reynolds - Adapting to Climate Change: Highways and Transport Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 327kb

Linda Tartaglia-Kershaw - Adapting to Climate Change: Landscape, Ecology, Planning, and Heritage Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 821kb

Chitra Nadarajah - Climate Change Vision and Strategy for Hampshire Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 45kb

Autumn 2008 Hearing - Tuesday 4th November

Progress Reports

Progress report of Hampshire County Council and its partners since October 2007 Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 106kb

Report on progress of the review of the County Council's insurances and risk management in light of Climate Change Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 270kb

Report on assessing the impact of climate change upon the emergency planning process Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 909kb

Commission Hearing

Agenda Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 39kb

Speech by Jonathan Shaw (MP), Minister for the South East Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 26kb

The Hampshire Accord Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 96kb

Presentation on Emergency Planning Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 2mb

Presentation on Adult Services Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 259kb