Publications

Adaptation Pathways Starter Pack

Adaptation Pathways Starter Pack

30 April 2021

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The LCCP, the Environment Agency, and the Thames Estuary Partnership present this adaptation pathways starter pack for people working in flood risk management, planning, community flood groups, and others. Adaptation pathways mark a change from the “know everything first” approach to climate risk management. This starter pack is intended to give people working on adaptation projects … … Read publication

A Cool Place to Live

A Cool Place to Live

3 February 2021

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The London Wildlife Trust and Neighbourhoods Green produced this good practice guide to climate change adaptation through greening in social housing. A Cool Place to Live (PDF)   Housing associations provide homes and support for some of the most vulnerable people in England and research has shown that it is the most vulnerable who are likely to … … Read publication

Adapting Dwellings to Climate Change – Retrofit advice tool

Adapting Dwellings to Climate Change – Retrofit advice tool

16 April 2020

CREW

This web tool was developed as part of the CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather) project led by Loughborough University. The aim is to inform retrofit adaptations to reduce dwelling overheating during heat wave periods, whilst also considering the effect on annual heating energy use and cost. The results are based on modelling the effects … … Read publication

London sector impacts review

London sector impacts review

1 November 2019

Thames Barrier

As part of London’s 1.5 degree action plan, this report was commissioned to provide an easy-to-read review of climate impacts for London, using up-to-date information in key sectors. It identifies gaps in our understanding of climate impacts, highlights where knock-on impacts might occur due to disruption in one sector, and provides recommendations for stakeholder engagement to improve … … Read publication

Retrofitting London – Guidance for social housing projects

Retrofitting London – Guidance for social housing projects

16 February 2014

Retrofit guide

These factsheets build upon our work in the field, providing guidance to busy housing professionals about the importance of integrating adaptation features within all retrofit projects. … Read publication

Observing London: Weather data needed for London to thrive

Observing London: Weather data needed for London to thrive

17 July 2013

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Weather observations are among the most important data required for a city to function. London has a surprising amount of weather data – about 260 stations that measure some aspect of London’s atmosphere, including rainfall, temperature and air quality.
Observing London highlights that more comprehensive and accessible data will helps us to better understand and adapt to current and future conditions – ensuring the capital is a resilient and thriving city. … Read publication

Your social housing in a changing climate

Your social housing in a changing climate

12 February 2013

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London is already affected by events such as floods, heatwaves and droughts, and as our climate changes we expect to see an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Those vulnerable people living in social housing are likely to feel the effects the most and so it rests with social landlords to ensure … … Read publication

Linking environment and health

Linking environment and health

26 November 2012

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Linking Environment and Health is a resource for policy-makers which addresses the connection between health and well-being, population health and environmental change. The guidance identifies the strategic challenges involved and outlines what practical steps can be taken to increase the health and resilience of London’s communities. … Read publication

Green benefits in Victoria Business Improvement District

Green benefits in Victoria Business Improvement District

1 August 2012

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The report presents a quantitative assessment of the air pollution, amenity, carbon storage and sequestration benefits of trees as well as the storm water and surface temperature benefits of existing green infrastructure in the Victoria BID. Trees in particular can provide a wide range of benefits such as storing carbon, reducing the urban heat island effect and improving air quality. … Read publication

Overheating Thresholds Report

Overheating Thresholds Report

8 June 2012

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This report summarises the findings of a small qualitative research project which has identified some key hot weather related thresholds relevant to London and its urban systems. … Read publication

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