News and Events Categories: Local Authorities

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 29 November 2021

November 29, 2021

Greening for cooling and clean air  The Global Centre for Clean Air Research at Surrey University and University of Wollongong in Australia present this Healthy Green Streets webinar on 1 December, the final webinar in a series looking at street-scale greening for cooling and clean air in cities (the SCAN project). The webinar will feature … … 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

Climate-resilient schools

June 22, 2021

The effects of overheating, flooding, and poor air quality are already being felt in our buildings, including our schools. Some 49 percent of London’s schools are at high or medium risk from surface water flooding. High temperatures already affect the wellbeing and concentration levels of schoolchildren. Climate change will increase the frequency and severity of … … Read 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

Job opportunity: Communications Officer, Parks for London

May 13, 2021

Parks for London, which is evolving into a Centre for Excellence to support London’s parks and green spaces, is recruiting a Communications Officer. It’s an exciting opportunity to help shape and develop new approaches to championing green space at a time when parks and green spaces are in the spotlight. Find more information and an … … 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