Tackling the health impacts of climate change

22 September 2015

By Paul Fisher, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham The Paris Climate Change Conference will begin at the end of this month and we all have our fingers crossed, hoping that the negotiations go well and governments agree to actions that will limit increases in average global temperature to 2°C above baseline. However, current temperatures already … Read more

We Need to Talk About the Climate

14 August 2015


LCCP Chair Chris Rapley tells about his take on the upcoming UN negotiations, and why climate change is so much more than an issue about science. … Read more

Let’s not just talk about the weather: businesses are getting serious about climate risks

10 July 2015

This article by Polly Turton, Climate Change Adaptation Consultant at Arup, takes us through Marks & Spencer’s plans to assess the climate-related risks to their UK stores. … Read more

The Heat is on; let’s make our connections count.

12 May 2015

London Sustainability Exchange tells us about their work with a small community in Manor House to explore the impact of climate change in their area and to develop resilience. … Read more

Empowering community-led resilience

10 April 2015

One of the key aims of the Climate UK network is to provide responses to climate impacts that reflect local circumstances, local risks and local opportunities. Here are a few examples of such initiatives. … Read more

Monitor your local severe weather impacts

18 March 2015

You can now monitor severe weather impacts on your local area, based on a system originally created by Kent County Council. SWIMS helps to identify key risks and priority areas for intervention, and by providing cost information it supports a business case for action. … Read more

London engages its children in climate change action

19 February 2015

DECC organised a poster competition with primary and secondary schools from across London. The posters had to depict ways in which to slow down climate change or save energy. … Read more

Paradigms lost – why is concrete part of the adaptation solution?

15 January 2015

The importance of building and infrastructure resilience to extreme weather events is now being recognized following events over recent years: concrete will also be part of the solution. … Read more

The GLA releases a green roof map of London

7 November 2014

The GLA’s Environment Team recently published a map of almost 700 known green roofs in central London, which shows we have more than 25 football pitches worth. … Read more

Londoner set for Northern Pole of Inaccessibility

27 October 2014

In February 2015 a GLA staff member as part of the Ice Warrior team will take part in one of the most ambitious polar expeditions of our time; to be the first expedition in history to reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility. … Read more