Climate Impacts Group

The Climate Impacts Group has been established by Devon and Cornwall Police.

Terms of Reference

Role and Deliverable

To use the expertise of the Local Resilience Forum to assess the current risks in the Community Risk Register that specifically ascertain to climate impact over the next 10-20 years, and advise the Response Group of the outcome.


Initially the Climate Impacts Group is meeting on an ad-hoc basis.


The minutes of the Climate Impacts Group will be published on the project website following their sign-off.


Key members of the Local Resilience Forum that have influence over the climate-related risks on the community risk register plus other strategic organisations. Those invited initially are:

    • Met Office
    • University of Exeter
    • Environment Agency
    • Devon & Cornwall Police
    • Public Health England
    • NHS England
    • Animal and Plant Health Agency
    • Cornwall Council
    • Torbay Council
    • Devon County Council
    • South West water
    • Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government


The Chair will be Devon and Cornwall Police, following existing arrangements for the Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Resilience Forum.


The Climate Impacts Group can establish sub-groups to support the role allocated to it on a task and finish basis without the mandate of the Response Group.


The role of the Climate Impacts Group will be delivered by the Risk Assessment Working Group of the Local Resilience Forum. Resources will initially be provided by its members.


The secretariat is Devon and Cornwall Police via the Local Resilience Forum manager.


Meetings and Action Logs of the Climate Impacts Group

Future meeting dates and action logs of each meeting will be published here.