News and Events Categories: Local Authorities

Heat data and vulnerability

February 4, 2020

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In November we hosted a small workshop to start a conversation about the potential to obtain and use data to create a heat vulnerability index for cities, or a similar information product to support implementation, measuring progress, and monitoring risk across a range of different needs and sectors. Around 35 participants from across policy, environmental … … Find out more

Nature-based solutions for flooding and coastal risk management

January 17, 2020

ICE will be hosting the annual Vernon-Harcourt lecture on Monday 3 February at 6pm for 6.30pm start. The lecture  will be given by Dr Jonathan Simm, Chief Technical Director at HR Wallingford.  The topic will be ‘Nature based solutions for flooding and coastal risk management.’ You can attend in person (One Great George Street, Westminster, … … Find out more

Climate Risk Disclosure @Futurebuild 2020

October 22, 2019

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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 … … Find out more

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

How Climate-Resilient are London’s Businesses?

June 10, 2019

This business roundtable event explores London’s physical and transition climate risks and what this means for businesses in London. Exploring current knowledge about risks and opportunities, we will revisit the business case for ensuring climate-resilient investment in buildings and infrastructure. Companies and sectoral organizations will share their experiences and explain what challenges exist. The discussion … … Find out more

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

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

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

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.

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

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