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Bob Ward: London can expect more 40C extreme weather — this is how we must prepare

July 1, 2024

Bob Ward, Chair of the LCRP, had the following article published in The Standard on 30th June 2024:  “Even as this week’s burst of high temperatures fades, Londoners need to prepare for more extreme heatwaves that could end lives across the capital, and cost the economy a fortune. So today, the emergency, health and transport services, together with … Read more

New £5m collaboration to help UK prepare for climate change

May 20, 2024

Academics and policymakers, led by King’s College London, will work together to assess how the country can best adapt to extreme weather and other effects of climate change. A new £5 million hub is being launched to deliver faster and more impactful action in the UK to help all four nations prepare better for the … Read more

Letter to London Mayoral Candidates 2024

April 30, 2024

Bob Ward, Chair of the LCCP, sent a letter to all 13 Mayoral candidates to pledge to make climate change adaptation and resilience a priority if they are to win the election on 2 May 2024. He highlighted the significant negative impacts that Londoners are already suffering due to more frequent intense climate events, the … Read more

Heat Resilience and Sustainable Cooling – EAC report released

January 31, 2024

Today the Environment Audit Committee publishes its findings from its inquiry into heat resilience and sustainable cooling in the UK. https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/43103/documents/214494/default/ The inquiry was launched against a backdrop of an increase in extreme heat events globally including the first recorded 40 degree C day in the UK. Met office predictions are that these periods of … Read more

London Climate Resilience Review – Interim report published – Weds 17th Jan 2024

January 17, 2024

Today the London Climate Resilience Review published their interim report into London’s preparedness for the impacts of climate change, highlighting a number of strategic, priority recommendations for the mayor and national government. The independent Review was commissioned by the Mayor of London and chaired by Emma Howard Boyd, former chair of the Environment Agency and … Read more

September 2023 newsletter – A year of adaptation and resilience – London’s climate resilience review closes for evidence; NAP and reactions

October 5, 2023

Welcome to the LCCP September newsletter. Our main news for this month is that the London Climate Resilience Review’s call for evidence has now closed. We hope your organisations submitted responses, and are looking forward to seeing the Review’s final report and recommendations at the end of the year   Reports, publications and consultations Third … Read more

Summer Newsletter July 23 – London Climate Resilience Review launch – Call for evidence now open

July 6, 2023

London Climate Resilience Review – launch of the call for evidence The call for evidence for the London Climate Resilience Review has now officially launched. This is an independent review of how well-prepared London is for climate impacts like extreme heat, floods, droughts, storms, and sea level rise. You can find out more details and get … Read more

Summer Newsletter 2023 – LCCP announces Bob Ward as new Chair

May 25, 2023

Welcome to the LCCP May newsletter, which combines April and May content. Our major news for this month is that we are now able to announce the new chair and deputy chair of the LCCP, see item 1 below. This has also been a big month for one of our partners, the Environment Agency, who … Read more

Environment Agency launches 10 year update to TE2100

May 19, 2023

LCCP partner, the Environment Agency launched their 10 year update to the world leading Thames Estuary 2100 plan at City Hall on Wednesday 17th May. The plan sets out how the Environment Agency and partners can manage the risk of tidal flooding along the Thames. The plan is fully adaptive whcih means it has built … Read more

Spring 2023 Newsletter

News and launches   CCC adaptation progress report to Government 2023 The report is highly critical of government and its National Adaptation Programme – calling the latest iteration, NAP 2, not good enough, ineffective, partial and lacking ambition. DEFRA are working now on the next iteration NAP3 which is due out in June and I’m … Read more