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CLASP has been working with AGMA Civil Contingencies to develop a short guide to climate resilience for small and medium sized businesses.

The guide explores:


We're pleased to see that the project CLASP managed in 2017 on behalf of Business in the Community, developing Sustainable Drainage in Greater Manchester schools, has been included as a case study in the Government's new 25 Year Environment Plan!


In 2016 and 2017 CLASP have been working with BITC and partners from The Water Taskforce to test the concept that implementing SuDS on a school site could generate savings for a school, by reducing their hard-standing area and so their charges from their water supplier. 


Responding to demand from authorities in our CLASP network we are offering a new service, of workshops on climate resilient business for SMEs.  


The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £1 million package to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient. This comes in the wake of December 2015’s devastating floods, and will help local people, communities and organisations to prepare for similar events in the future.


As our climate continues to change it is critical that all parts of the health and social care system, including the communities they serve, take action to prepare.


CLASP, like many other organisations, has seen first-hand during December 2015 the impact of flooding. Based in Lancaster, we were lucky to get away with only 3 days of no power or mobile communications, and ongoing road closures. Others in our local area have suffered far more.


As COP21 Paris Climate Conference gets underway, aiming to establish an international legally binding agreement on climate we bring you CLASP's latest UK focused bulletin.


The Committee on Climate Change has announced today that the Government should continue on the lowest-cost path towards the legal requirement to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% in 2050 on 1990 levels, and it should commit to an emissions reduction of 57% by 2028-2032.


Local authorities across the UK and abroad are proving that taking a sustainable approach to their operations and services delivers multiple benefits, such as improved performance, lower costs and better outcomes for their communities. Climate change or sustainability themes are embedded in national policy and appear in different guises and services areas.