Climate Adaptation Group



  • Assessment of the specific climate impacts that will predominate in the Eastbourne area.

  • Facilitating projects that help to relocalise key support networks that Eastbourne depends on for economic sustainability, especially the food supply and distribution network.

  • Networking with organisations that can help increase local resilience and sustainability.

  • Recovery Strategy

    We are contributing to a project within the EEAN on what lessons can be learned from the COVID19 pandemic to ensure better preparedness and more agile responses to future shocks, such as further pandemics and worsening climate impacts.

  • Rapid Transition Alliance

    The EEAN has applied to become an affiliate of the Rapid Transition Alliance. This will help inform our work and also help raise local awareness of what is possible to achieve by 2030.

  • Local Food Distribution

    We are collaborating with the Food Adaptation Working Group and the Eastbourne Food Partnership to help build a resilient community food network that links local food producers/suppliers more closely with the town, reducing dependence on international just-in-time food chains, and ultimately reducing food miles, food waste, and food poverty.

Cleaner air and healthier food beyond the pandemic

The COVID19 pandemic is an unintentional real-time experiment in how our economy and society can cope with and adapt to a profound shock. There are already many lessons to learn from it about how to build a more resilient and sustainable economy in the future, one that also better protects people’s health and wellbeing.

Some of the environmental effects of the pandemic have been significant, such as a cleaner, more breathable air as a result of the collapse in traffic levels and a resurgence in wildlife and nature as a result of the lockdown of the entire communities.

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Andrew Durling

Andrew Durling

Group Chair

Sally Lee

Old Town Community Food Hub trial

Caroline Tradewell

Eastbourne Food Partnership

To join the Climate Adaptation Group, please email Andrew Durling. Join ECO Action mailing list to receive news and information from EEAN.