What do you think should be in Belfast's Climate Action Plan?
ABCD and the Belfast Climate Crisis Committee want your input! What are your priorities and ideas for how Belfast should cope with climate change? What issues do you feel are most urgent? What resilience measures would you like to see supported? The Belfast Climate Action Plan will be a plan for the City of Belfast and the Belfast community to adapt to climate change, and to reduce our production of the greenhouse gases which cause global warming. When complete, the plan will be submitted to the Belfast City Council for discussion, public review, and adoption.
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Extreme Heat Community Survey - August 2021
In August 2021, 61 Belfast area residents were surveyed about how they coped with the extreme heat of the summer. This survey was administered by the Belfast Climate Crisis Committee and the Belfast Free Library's "All of Belfast: Climate Dialogues" (ABCD) project. Survey participants were at the following locations: Belfast Soup Kitchen, Belfast Area High School, Senior Center at Belfast Boathouse, and Greater Belfast Area Ministerial Food Cupboard.
Survey results are summarized in a PDF document on the ABCD website. It was of interest to note that 22% of participants (or a family member) had suffered medically from the heat - including heat stroke, breathing difficulties, COPD, and asthma. Also, 37% of respondents were concerned about a neighbor or friend during heat events.
The Belfast Climate Crisis Committee continues its work to learn more about how extreme heat is affecting community members, and what ideas it might recommend to the City to help with this issue.
If you or your family or neighbors have experienced the effects of extreme heat days, the ABCD project and the Climate Crisis Committee invite you to share your story, concerns and ideas - on the ABCD website, or directly with the Climate Crisis Committee.