News and Events Categories: Local Authorities

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

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

UKCP18 Briefing

October 10, 2018

The 2018 UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) will be a major upgrade to the range of UK climate projection tools designed to help decision-makers assess their risk exposure to climate. The project will build upon the current set of projections (UKCP09) to provide the most up-to date assessment of how the climate of the UK may … … Find out more

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