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 health, public health, natural environment, adaptation, buildings, and research joined us to talk about data needs, availability, and implementation challenges, existing national and local monitoring regimes, and resources that help support understanding of social vulnerability to climate change impacts.
Read the event report here.
Presentation: Monitoring adaptation in the UK: indicator categories and assessment limitations (Brendan Freeman and Gemma Holmes, Committee on Climate Change)
Presentation: Social vulnerability and climate change (Sarah Lindley, University of Manchester)
Presentation: Earth observation data capability for monitoring heat (Darren Ghent, Leicester University)