News and Events Categories: Natural Environment

Net Zero is Not Enough

November 12, 2020

FutureofLondon

Future of London event Coinciding with London Climate Action Week (14–20 November), this webinar examined what more we could – and should – be doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change.  View the video recording here. Throughout 2020, FoL’s major programme, Achieving Net Zero, has been exploring how housing, regeneration, infrastructure and economic development will have to adapt in order to deliver the … … Read more

The Cityscape and the Climate Emergency: toward collaborative action

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LCCP organized this event to bring together experts from across disciplines (and continents) to explore the challenges of adapting to climate change in our complex and interconnected urban environments. We heard about why net zero poses risks to healthy indoor environments, how greening has benefits for health and adaptation, how the Green Finance Institute plans … … Read more

Workshop series: Creating a Nature-Based Solutions Framework

July 16, 2020

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UKGBC is running a two-year Increasing Nature-based Solutions programme to enable more ambitious industry targets and increase the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas for climate resilience and environmental net gains. This is designed to help the built environment sector achieve the ambition, that “By 2030, all buildings and infrastructure will, throughout their lifetime, be climate resilient and maximise … … Read more

Green Infrastructure for Health, Well-being, and Climate Resilience

July 3, 2020

Green wall

The London Climate Change Partnership, in partnership with the MESH climate services network, organized this online event during London Climate Action Week about green infrastructure to promote health, well-being, and climate resilience in indoor and outdoor building environments. With everyone talking about the importance of green space for health and especially in light of COVID-19 (but … … Read more

Vegetation Health in a Changing Climate

June 29, 2020

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Green space is increasingly recognised and promoted for its social and environmental benefits – including health and well-being, as a sanctuary for habitats and species, and for its ability to keep us cool and mitigate flooding. It’s also a key component of our sports and recreation facilities. However, as our climate changes and we see … … Read more

LCCP April 2020 Update

April 8, 2020

'History Trees', Ackroyd & Harvey

We hope that this update finds you well and safe. Despite the disruption, the LCCP is no stranger to working online, and we intend to continue to foster collaboration and knowledge transfer through virtual meetings and events. We are working with partners to move some scheduled events to an online format, or to postpone until … … Read more

Climate Risk Disclosure: Implications and climate services for asset owners

April 6, 2020

Climate Risk Disclosure: implications and climate services for asset owners Organized by LCCP and Space4Climate 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 on the financial risks to investors from climate change. The TCFD published guidelines for voluntary reporting, … … Read more

UKCP18 Data Tool

April 2, 2020

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We hosted a discussion with partners about the potential for a data tool to help make UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) more accessible and relevant to adaptation planning in London. Led by TfL, the intention is to produce a resource including the RCPs/scenarios and other data relevant not only to transport adaptation planning, but to users … … Read more

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 … … Read more

Nature-based solutions for flooding and coastal risk management

January 17, 2020

ICE hosted 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.’  

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