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Part 1 starts by setting out what we mean by ‘preparing for a changing climate’, and showing why it’s important and worthwhile.
Part 2 involves refining your climate change impacts identified in Part 1, and identifying levels of sensitivity and adaptive capacity.
A DVD encouraging Local Service Boards and public bodies to reduce their carbon emissions and plan for a changing climate.

We have produced a DVD called “Better Choices – Better Places”. The DVD contains five short films explaining the benefits of joint working through Local Service Boards (LSBs) and sharing learning.

The actions taken include:

  • installing energy efficient biomass boilers and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting;
  • cutting commuting and business travel;
  • engaging employees to improve energy efficiency; and
  • looking at the shared risks from the impacts of climate change.  
The emission reduction films were produced with the Carbon Trust. They highlight action being taken by Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Powys LSBs. They contain case studies from:
  • the National Library of Wales; 
  • Dyfed/Powys Police;
  • Aberystwyth University; and
  • the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Park Authorities.

The DVD also shows how Flintshire LSB and Flintshire local authority have started to investigate how the impacts of climate change will affect their organisations and their local area. They did this as part of the Welsh Local Government Association’s “Changing Climate: Changing Places” project.  

You can see the films on You Tube.

Visit: You Tube (external link)

If you would like a copy of the DVD, please e-mail: climate-change@wales.gsi.gov.uk.