Previous Events

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Heat data and vulnerability

Event date:29 November - 29 November 2019

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

Event date: 03 February 2020, 18:00

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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Climate Risk Disclosure @Futurebuild 2020

Event date: 04 March 2020, 16:00

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 … … Read more

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

How Climate-Resilient are London’s Businesses?

Event date: 03 July 2019, 09:30

This business roundtable event explored London’s physical and transition climate risks and what this means for businesses in London. Exploring current knowledge about risks and opportunities, we revisited the business case for ensuring climate-resilient investment in buildings and infrastructure. Companies and sectoral organizations shared their experiences and explained what challenges exist. The discussion was intended … … 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

UKCP18 Briefing

Event date: 10 January 2019, 13:30

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 … … Read more

Launch of new climate services network!

Event date: 18 October 2018, 6;00pm

Calling all UK industry, research and policy professionals with climate expertise, across all sectors, and career stages. We are launching MESH, networking for the UK climate services community, run by the community for the community, coming to a city near you soon! Join us on the 18th October in London for the launch event (register … … Read more

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