Climate Change

Climate Change

Climate Change

In 2012 a report on a strategic approach for assessing and addressing the potential impact of climate change on the historic environment was produced for HEG by the University of Gloucester and Dyfed Archaeological Trust.

A summarised report on these impacts is now available for you to access.

The next stage of work is to address the need for an improved and locally accurate evidence base of which historic assets could be at risk and where. Spatial mapping work with specialist and technical resources will produce a more accurate visualisation of risk areas.

This work will focus on four of the principal areas identified from the report:

1. Areas below the one metre contour, affected by predicted sea-level rise
2. Coast edge and foreshore
3. Floodplains and valley bottoms
4. Peats

All of this work will help develop a plan for how the historic environment can adapt to a changing climate and this in turn will provide a framework for managing future change.