Posted on 14/01/22 by Kristen Guida
London’s climate risk mapping training session recording Last month we held a workshop training session with Bloomberg Associates for stakeholders from across London and beyond. It covered the background and purpose of the mapping project, the features of the mapping, and how decision-makers are using the mapping in their sectors to help consider at-risk populations in their work. We also talked about some potential updates which will be included in the next version. You can watch it here.
Measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks In order to support organisations in measuring and reporting on climate-related physical risks, the UK Green Building Council is launching a new TCFD-aligned report which provides guidance on the physical risk assessment process and a methodology for built assets. For organisations doing their own analysis, a reporting framework will also be published to support the preparation of TCFD disclosure reports. By providing a methodology for the built environment, the report and framework intend to address the current lack of consensus on physical risk disclosure methodologies. Feb 8, 12:00pm. Register for the event at the link.
Climate projections e-learning The Met Office has launched a free e-learning course to introduce users to the latest UK Climate Projections and help them define their information needs, navigate and select the most appropriate products for application, and learn how to use the UKCP User Interface. Find more information and a link to sign up here. The Met Office will also be running online training for those who would like to improve their skills in using climate data to carry out climate change risk assessments. Dates for 2022 to be confirmed, watch this space.
Call for evidence: Critical National Infrastructure and Climate Change Adaptation The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy seeks written evidence for its new inquiry into critical national infrastructure (CNI) and climate change adaptation. The inquiry considers the resilience of CNI to climate change impacts like flood, drought, wildfire, heatwaves, and rising sea levels. Sectors considered include Chemicals, Civil Nuclear, Communications, Defence, Emergency Services, Energy, Food, Government, Health, Space, Transport, and Water. The deadline to respond is 28 January.
Climate change adaptation toolkit for local authorities Local Partnerships and the UK Climate Impacts Programme have produced a free toolkit to help local authorities prepare for the impacts that the current and future climate could have on organisations and services. It includes a five-step process to raise awareness, make the case for adaptation, find the appropriate resources and information, produce a risk register, and develop a strategy. On 20 January, the LGA will host a webinar featuring more information about how to use the toolkit. Register at the link.