LCCP News 9 April 2021

Posted on 9/04/21 by Kristen Guida

London Mayor manifestos published You can find the Labour (Sadiq Khan) manifesto here. And the Green Party (Sian Berry) manifesto here. The Mayoral Environment Debate will be on 12 April at 7pm.

Public Health Research and Science Conference: abstracts welcomed  Climate change will feature as a highlighted topic at this year’s free conference, being held via Teams from 24-27 May 2021. The aims are to highlight challenges and achievement in public health science, support the development of public health scientific capacity and skills, raise the profile of standards being achieved in research and scientific activity and celebrate scientific excellence, support the development of research collaborations, provide opportunities for trainees and early career scientists to present and receive feedback, and support the communication and mobilization of research findings. Scientists, analysts, clinicians, and others working in public health across sectors are encouraged to join and submit abstracts, and the organizers are keen to see local climate change adaptation work highlighted. We understand that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to 25 April. You can register for the conference until 19 May.

Resilience reimagined: a practical guide for organisations  Resilience First will present the findings of its Resilience reimagined report at this webinar on 11 May from 3-4pm. The report draws on the insights of business leaders from a range of sectors and makes seven recommendations based on the lessons of the past year. As we enter a new period of uncertainty and change, leading figures discuss how resilience can be developed and how businesses can learn from existing good practice. Speakers include Lord Toby Harris, Chairman of the National Preparedness Commission, as well as Professor David Denyer and Mike Sutliff of Cranfield University, Rick Cudworth of Deloitte, and Mike Butler of Santander UK. Register here or via email.

The Journey of Modern Urban Climate  The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) invites you to this webinar on 15 April featuring two thought leaders sharing their perspectives on the history and future direction of modern urban climate. Gerald Mills from University College Dublin will talk about the beginnings of modern urban climatology, while Nigel Tapper of Monash University (Australia) will give his thoughs about the future direction of urban climate and the IAUC. A discussion/Q&A session will follow.

Job opportunity: Environmental Sustainability Coordinator  Partner Julie’s Bicycle is looking for someone (6-month contract) to provide guidance to organisations receiving core funding from Arts Council England as they report on their environmental data, policies, and action plans. The role will also provide administrative support to JB’s Creative Climate Leadership programme and coordination for other areas of their busy and varied programme of sustainability support to culture sector organisations. Benefits include a cultural entitlement to spend on arts/cultural events! Find our more and apply by 14 April.

Climate Safe Neighborhoods Partnership  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA- US) Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series presents this webinar on the Climate Safe Neighborhood Partnership. The Groundwork Trusts used redlining data in their community organizing efforts to secure climate provisions in Richmond, Virginia’s master plan, green infrastructure in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and other public policy advances. Join this event to learn about how youth in two of Groundwork’s Trusts and other areas are leading the way in working closely with residents and stakeholders to organize, mobilize, and effect change to make communities more resilient to heat and flooding. May 5, 5pm BST. Register here.

In case you missed it

  • London’s progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, event in March. Find the recording here. Also see the Mayor’s research on the impacts of Covid-19 on women and the SDG Compass and SDG Action Manager –  tools for businesses to manage and measure their SDGs contribution.
  • Developing Workforce Readiness for Climate Change – recording of webinar on the Adaptation Competency Framework developed by the Adaptation Learning Network.