News and Events Categories: Health & Wellbeing

From Emergency Response to Year-Round Resilience: Managing Heat in London

July 8, 2019

When dealing with the effects of hot weather and heatwaves, our emergency response tends to work well. However, the data tell us that the most severe impacts on human health tend to occur outside of alert periods, suggesting that to protect vulnerable people, the focus needs to shift to year-round engagement and behaviour change. This … … Read more

From Emergency Response to Year-Round Resilience: Managing Heat in London

June 10, 2019

When dealing with the effects of hot weather and heatwaves, our emergency response tends to work well. However, the data tell us that the most severe impacts on human health tend to occur outside of alert periods, suggesting that to protect vulnerable people, the focus needs to shift to year-round engagement and behaviour change. This … … Find out more

Heat Risk in London Group Meeting

May 9, 2019

Our Heat Risk in London Group will meet on June 7. The discussion will include: Health impacts of 2018 weather Modelling of the Urban Heat Island and corresponding health risks CIBSE School Design Adaptation Group For more information or to attend, contact Kristen. Find out more about the work of the group here.

Vulnerability and social justice in resilience

May 2, 2019

LCCP has been working with colleagues at UWE and other partners to organize this seminar about “Less-heard voices within civil society for resilience: engaging diverse groups in knowledge exchange and capacity building.” This event is part of a nationwide series of seminars on resilience and civil society. It will consider our understanding of vulnerability and social justice and how these … … Find out more

Futurebuild 2019: London’s Climate Resilience

April 5, 2019

ExCel, London London is already feeling the impacts of climate change, both directly with severe weather in the city, and indirectly, because of its interconnectedness with the global economy and reliance on imported resources. This session brought together a range of expertise to explore how to ensure the viability of London’s society, economy, and environment … … Read more

Improving weather monitoring in London

March 28, 2019

LCCP and Space4Climate are organizing a workshop event to hear from experts on weather and related data monitoring. This event follows on from our previous Observing London report and findings. We are interested in how we can better coordinate across data users and providers with different planning and scientific agendas (for example, air quality, heat, other … … Find out more

London Flood Awareness Week 2018

October 17, 2018

London Flood Awareness Week runs from 12-18 November 2018 and involves a partnership of the Mayor of London, Environment Agency, Thames Water and London Resilience working together to improve awareness of flood risk and help Londoners get prepared ahead of the winter months. The website is now up and running. Find out all about things you … … Read more

Climate change and health and wellbeing for cities, informal settlements

July 2, 2018

Please join our colleagues at International Institute for Environment and Development  on 9th July for a panel discussion: Climate change, health and well-being for cities and informal settlements in the Global South With Siddharth Agarwal, Sari Kovats, and David Satterthwaite Dr David Satterthwaite will summarize what we know (and don’t know) about urban health issues … … Find out more

Monitoring Health Sector Adaptation in London

June 1, 2018

We invite colleagues from health and social care sectors to join us for a discussion about climate change impacts on health and well-being, how well London’s health sector is adapting, and how we can monitor progress. Background: The new London Environment Strategy sets out a sector-based approach to climate change adaptation, with the London Climate Change Partnership bringing … … Find out more

Responding to Hot Weather Events in Cities

May 9, 2018

As part of a program of research on responses to climate change, Surrey University is developing a research project on perceptions of and responses to hot weather events in cities.   In partnership with Surrey and the British Sociological Association, we are organizing  a workshop  to help set the direction and the form of the … … Find out more

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