Newcastle Emlyn Climate Resilience Pilot

Newcastle Emlyn Climate Resilience Pilot

Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion Public Services Boards are running a pilot project in Newcastle Emlyn to explore:

  • potential risks to the community from climate change impacts;
  • what needs to be done so that the town can cope in the future; and
  • how resident, groups and local businesses can work with the public sector and others to make the town resilient to future change.

The outcome will be climate resilience plan for Newcastle Emlyn. The project is planned to run from July- September 2020.

The findings will help our local Councils, health bodies, fire and rescue, police, health, businesses, voluntary bodies and educational establishments work together to plan well for the future.

As a first step we are asking residents, groups, businesses and representatives of public bodies to participate in an online conversation on the following link: (New deadline 10/08/20)

This asks some questions on people’s past experience of climate change, how we cope with severe weather now, local risks and planning for the future.  It also provides background on the project and further information on likely climate impacts.

We hope to run some online workshops during July and August on the back of this to develop the discussion and a climate resilience plan.

Even though the Covid recovery will mean this project can’t engage in face to face and group discussions for some while yet, we are starting a virtual conversation off, so that we have good information for when we are able to meet up, either on-line or in person.

The project is being co-ordinated by myself and Dr. Alan Netherwood on behalf of the Public Services Boards.

We would be grateful if you could spend a little time to visit the link and provide us with your insights on this issue for the town.