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New innovative tool will help local communities adapt to climate change

An innovative tool called the Local Climate Adaptation Tool (LCAT) has been launched, offering decision-makers comprehensive evidence to guide their responses to climate change impacts. Developed by a team from the University of Exeter and Cornwall Council, in collaboration with over 50 other local authorities in the UK, LCAT aims to bridge the gap between complex climate science and practical decision-making in various sectors, from emergency services to social care. By providing accessible climate predictions and tailored recommendations for adaptation, LCAT enables local organizations to plan effectively for the future and enhance resilience in the face of a changing climate.

LCAT's development has been driven by the need for user-friendly tools that offer actionable insights based on robust evidence. Associate Professor Emma Bland emphasizes LCAT's ability to deliver local climate forecasts, assess impacts on vulnerable populations, and suggest adaptation measures across different sectors. Cornwall Council's involvement highlights the tool's importance in facilitating timely responses and preparing for future climate challenges, whether through physical adaptations like energy-efficient upgrades or policy interventions such as flexible planning frameworks.
As climate change intensifies, the urgency of adaptation efforts becomes increasingly apparent. LCAT's role in equipping decision-makers with the latest evidence and facilitating informed planning is crucial for building resilience at the local level. With support from organizations like the Climate Change Committee and the University of Manchester, LCAT is poised to evolve further, incorporating user feedback and additional features to enhance its effectiveness in guiding climate adaptation strategies and promoting community resilience.
A free webinar to learn how the tool was created, how it works, and how to start using it to better to understand the impacts of climate will be held on 26th March. Sign up here Webinar:

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    • Princess

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      This tool will surely empower decision makers in local communities to make informed choices and enhance resilience against the challenges of a changing climate. Plus, offering a free webinar to learn more about LCAT shows a commitment to sharing knowledge and enabling broader use of this valuable resource.

      • Chris Ndungu

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        This innovation from University of Exeter is prodigious! we ought to have more innovation and tech evolving from many institutions around the globe.

        • Kevin

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          These are the kind of futuristic innovations tertiary institutions need to be embracing. Very fine work by Exeter fellows

          • Rotich Kim

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            Congratulations to this great university of Exeter for getting into new space for innovation and tech towards aim at solving our environment challenges

            Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
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