Previous Events

Vulnerability and social justice in resilience

Event date: 21 June 2019

On June 21, we hosted and co-organized this seminar about “Less-heard voices within civil society for resilience: engaging diverse groups in knowledge exchange and capacity building.” This event was part of a nationwide series of seminars on resilience and civil society being led by Lindsey McEwen at UWE. It considered our perceptions and misconceptions of vulnerability and how … … Read more

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

Event date: 04 July 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

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

Event date: 03 July 2019

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 … … Read more

Futurebuild 2019: London’s Climate Resilience

Event date: 06 March 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

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3rd Annual UK Resilience Conference: Enhancing Capabilities to Absorb, Respond to and Recover from Emergencies

Event date: 08 December 2015, 08:30 to 16:30

At this year’s annual resilience conference, delegates were updated on the latest government policy governing the strengthening of UK resilience. … Read more

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Resilience 15: The opportunity for a flood-resilient and adaptive built environment

Event date: 04 November 2015, 09:00 to 17:00

Resilience15 assessed government policy and funding priorities as well as the business case for flood resilience investment. … Read more

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Climate Resilient Communities Conference

Event date: 28 January 2016, 09:15 to 16:30

The Climate Resilient Communities Conference showcased best practice from around the country with regards to implementing successful community resilient schemes. … Read more

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SHIFT Awards 2015

Event date:09 October - 10 November 2015

The SHIFT Awards are the UK’s sustainability awards for social landlords. They recognise and celebrate the achievements made in reducing environmental impacts and improving the quality of life of residents. … Read more

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Climate Just: tailored solutions to improve your area’s resilience to climate change

Event date: 22 January 2016, King's College London, The Strand WC2R 2LS

Thanks to Climate Just, you can look at climate change impacts across England at a neighbourhood level. Those training events helped attendees to use and apply the Climate Just’s resources in practice. … Read more

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Resilient Health, Care and Wellbeing in a Changing Climate: Lessons from Research and Local Practice

Event date: 13 January 2016, 10:00 to 15:30

Climate UK, along with Durham University and the Future Health Partnership heard from local authorities who have worked with their communities to develop new approaches to planning and delivering resilient services that reflect specific local characteristics and needs. … Read more

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