News and Events Categories: Housing

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

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

June 10, 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 … … Find out more

2019 Flood and Coast Conference

May 30, 2019

The Environment Agency’s Flood and Coast Conference 2019 will feature sessions on economic impacts of flooding, effective sustainable drainage, collaboration on climate change adaptation, and resilient growth and regeneration. Our own Anusha Shah of the Thames Estuary Partnership will take part in a panel on climate resilience, with a themed talk: “Time to connect the … … 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.

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

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

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

Heat Risk in London Group

April 30, 2018

Featured presentations from the GLA GI focus map, a new heat-related Surrey University fellowship, and a project on urban albedo.   For more information, contact Kristen.

Earth Observation Data and City Adaptation Monitoring

February 2, 2018

We’re delighted to invite partners and stakeholders to a workshop bringing together world-class expertise in Earth Observation research and decision-makers from across sectors to support climate change adaptation in London. The workshop, convened by the London Climate Change Partnership and the Space4Climate group, will include three keynote talks to set the context and then a … … Find out more

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