Why adapt now?
Councils have a significant role to play in preparing their regions for the impacts of climate change. Climate NI supported Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC) in the development of the first local council climate adaptation plan for Northern Ireland. The DCSDC plan illustrates the value of undertaking strategic adaptation planning to enable councils to explore the potential shocks and stresses facing their organisation and assets. It also recognises the co–benefits of green infrastructure to health and well–being for citizens, council staff and biodiversity.