News and Events Categories: Housing

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 7 February 2022

February 7, 2022

Measuring and Reporting of Climate-related Physical Risks  Mandatory disclosure of climate-related risks is due to come into force from April 2022 for large organisations and financial institutions, likely expanding to smaller organisations by 2025. In order to support organisations in measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks, UKGBC is launching a new TCFD-aligned report which provides guidance on … … 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

London’s climate risk mapping – training session

January 12, 2022

On December 8 2021, the GLA and Bloomberg Associates held a training session for stakeholders across London and beyond. This covered the background of the project, the features of the maps, and how decision-makers across different sectors are using the maps to help consider at-risk populations in their work. Find the maps here. Find a … … Read more

LCCP Update 17 December 2021

December 17, 2021

Building Regs changes to support net zero, prevent overheating  Under new regulations introduced on 15 December, CO2 emissions from newly built homes must be around 30 percent lower than under current standards. Emissions from other new buildings, including offices and shops, must be 27 percent lower. In addition, all new residential buildings—including homes, care homes, … … Read more

LCCP Update 5 November 2021

November 5, 2021

Need help following COP26?  All the news and commentary around the negotiations and other events can be bewildering. Luckily, the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities constituency of the UNFCCC (LGMA) has compiled a list of four publications providing background that can help you get to grips with what’s going on. The NDC Synthesis Report gives … … Read more

Urban Climate Walk

July 29, 2021

As part of an ongoing research project concerned with built form, microclimates, and critical urban infrastructure, Julie Futcher runs an urban climate walk through the City of London. The walk presents a unique view of the city through the role of its buildings in creating distinct microclimates and offers a novel perspective on the city’s … … Find out more

Urban climate resilience: tackling microclimates and dwelling overheating

June 7, 2021

A joint LCCP/Buildings and Cities event The design of our cities, streets, open spaces and homes impacts on the local climate (microclimate) as well as on the health of citizens.  Compact urban form is often argued to be a more sustainable approach, but can cause adverse consequences on local microclimates, with localised cascading impacts on … … Read more

LCCP Update 11 May 2021

May 10, 2021

Met Office Industry Climate Week  From 24-28 May the Met Office will be sharing content from climate scientists and partner organisations about what industry leaders are doing to adapt and transition to net zero, and what the latest climate science means for business and industry. On 25 May there will be a webinar on using … … Read more

New London Climate Risk Mapping

March 17, 2021

The GLA has released a new mapping tool to analyse climate exposure and vulnerability across London. These maps were produced by Bloomberg Associates in collaboration with the GLA and with input from LCCP partners. The purpose is to help the GLA and other London-based organisations deliver equitable responses to the impacts of climate change and target … … Read more