News and Events Categories: Policy

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 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 19 October 2021

October 19, 2021

Government response to the Climate Change Committee adaptation progress report  On 19 October, Government published its response to the CCC’s 2021 report, Progress in adapting to climate change, providing feedback on each of the CCC’s recommendations. There are few surprises here, and many references to existing or ongoing work. Among the interesting points: In response … … Read 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

Creating an urban heat service for London

June 9, 2021

Through the Strategic Priority Fund’s UK Climate Resilience Programme the Met Office has funding to develop a prototype urban climate service to meet urban user needs for managing heat risks in cities.  This service is in early development and comprises two parts – the first is an urban “Heat Pack” that comprises a set of factsheets providing … … 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