News and Events Categories: Drought

LCCP Update 7 March 2022

March 7, 2022

IPCC Report: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability  You’ll have seen by now that the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment (AR6) Working Group II published its findings last Monday in a report called “an atlas of human suffering” by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. There has been plenty of good commentary on this 3000+ page report, but we’ll add a … … Read more

LCCP Update 14 January 2022

January 14, 2022

  London’s climate risk mapping training session recording  Last month we held a workshop training session with Bloomberg Associates for stakeholders from across London and beyond. It covered the background and purpose of the mapping project, the features of the mapping, and how decision-makers are using the mapping in their sectors to help consider at-risk … … Read more

Vegetation Health in a Changing Climate

June 29, 2020

Green space is increasingly recognised and promoted for its social and environmental benefits – including health and well-being, as a sanctuary for habitats and species, and for its ability to keep us cool and mitigate flooding. It’s also a key component of our sports and recreation facilities. However, as our climate changes and we see … … Read more

LCCP April 2020 Update

April 8, 2020

We hope that this update finds you well and safe. Despite the disruption, the LCCP is no stranger to working online, and we intend to continue to foster collaboration and knowledge transfer through virtual meetings and events. We are working with partners to move some scheduled events to an online format, or to postpone until … … Read more

Climate Risk Disclosure: Implications and climate services for asset owners

April 6, 2020

Climate Risk Disclosure: implications and climate services for asset owners Organized by LCCP and Space4Climate Background: In response to a call from G20 leaders, the Financial Stability Board established the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to enhance transparency on the financial risks to investors from climate change. The TCFD published guidelines for voluntary reporting, … … Read more

UKCP18 Data Tool

April 2, 2020

We hosted a discussion with partners about the potential for a data tool to help make UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) more accessible and relevant to adaptation planning in London. Led by TfL, the intention is to produce a resource including the RCPs/scenarios and other data relevant not only to transport adaptation planning, but to users … … Read more

Improving weather monitoring in London

March 6, 2020

29 March 2019 LCCP and Space4Climate organized a discussion bringing together sector practitioners and experts on weather and related data monitoring. This event followed on from our previous Observing London report and findings. The purpose was to consider how we can better coordinate across data users and providers with different planning and scientific agendas (for example, air … … Read more

Climate Risk Disclosure @Futurebuild 2020

October 22, 2019

Climate Risk Disclosure: what you need to know   Background: In response to a call from G20 leaders, the Financial Stability Board established the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to enhance transparency about the financial risks to investors from climate change. The TCFD published recommendations, which the UK Government formally endorsed in 2017, and … … Read more

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

July 5, 2019

Cities are of particular significance for resilience and adaptation as they are concentrations of exposure and risk: most of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Worldwide, the urban population is projected to increase to 5 billion by 2030, with 95 percent of the expansion expected in developing countries. Cities are also major drivers … … Read more

How Climate-Resilient are London’s Businesses?

June 10, 2019

This business roundtable event explored London’s physical and transition climate risks and what this means for businesses in London. Exploring current knowledge about risks and opportunities, we revisited the business case for ensuring climate-resilient investment in buildings and infrastructure. Companies and sectoral organizations shared their experiences and explained what challenges exist. The discussion was intended … … Read more