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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

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

Net Zero is Not Enough

November 12, 2020

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

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

Adaptation Futures 2020: Pre-Conference Webinars

September 25, 2020

The third set of webinars in the Adaptation Futures pre-conference series, designed as a precursor to the Adaptation Futures 2020 Conference, highlights the need to accelerate adaptation in today’s uncertain times an additional platform to feed into the global adaptation dialogue. This series of webinars will focus broadly on the issues of resourcing adaptation, knowledge and … … Read more

The Climate Emergency: Changing Behaviours Through Insurance

September 14, 2020

LCCP and Resilience First have co-organized his event, which will consider the role of the insurance market in enabling citizens, corporations and communities to be more resilient to the inevitable changes from a warming planet. Speakers will include: Environment Agency Chair Emma Howard Boyd Adaptation Committee Chair Baroness Brown Jason Lowe of the Met Office … … Read more

Workshop series: Creating a Nature-Based Solutions Framework

July 16, 2020

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

Nature-Based Solutions for the Climate Emergency

This event will launch a new report from the IGNITION project, focusing on data to help organisations make informed decisions about the types of urban nature-based solutions (NBS) available and how these can help meet sustainability objectives. The project team will present key findings of the report and answer questions. Speakers Dr. Rachel Morrison, Nature-based Solutions Advisor, Greater … … Read more