LCCP Update 21 July 2021

Posted on 20/07/21 by Kristen Guida

London’s indoor cool spaces now open  If you’re looking for some respite from the heat while you’re out and about, you can now find indoor cool spaces in addition to the more than 200 outdoor cool spaces registered on the GLA’s cool spaces map. There’s also a link to register new cool spaces if you’ve got one to include.


New National Resilience Strategy call for evidence  The Cabinet Office is seeking evidence to inform a new national resilience strategy that will set out an ambitious vision for national resilience. It seeks to understand current perceptions of risk and resilience, gather evidence on where improvements could be made, and gauge the UK’s appetite for change. Questions cover six themes: Risk and Resilience, Responsibilities and Accountability, Partnerships, Community, Investment, and Resilience in an Interconnected World. There are also specific questions about the Civil Contingencies Act. A review of the act is due to be completed by March 2022. If you would like to contribute to an LCCP response, please get in touch.


Job Opportunity: Peabody Housing  Peabody is looking to recruit an Assistant Development Manager for a two year corporate project looking at Peabody’s original built estates in the context of Net Zero Carbon by 2050. The deadline is 31 July. Find out more and apply here.


South East and London Water Alliance (SEAL)  SEAL is a network of stakeholders interested in shaping, influencing, and transforming the water community across the region. Hosted and founded by UCL and supported by the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, SEAL aims to unite water researchers and stakeholders across disciplines to improve water cycle resilience in the context of the unique challenges for London and the South East. Members include research, environmental bodies, regulators, consultancies, government, and NGOs. Find out more and join the network here.


Online meteorology courses!  The Department of Meteorology at Reading University is offering online courses for professional meteorologists, consultants, STEM students, graduates, and academics seeking to improve their range of skills and knowledge. Courses include An Introduction to Meteorological Measurements, Tropical Meteorology, Climate Services and Climate Impact Modelling, Statistics for Weather and Climate Science, and more. Applications from the UK and abroad are welcome. Find out more and apply here.


Climate impacts and homelessness in London?  Calling any partners and stakeholders who are doing work on homelessness and climate change impacts – if you’re doing any work in this space, or know people who are, please get in touch!


Lessons for the Built Environment from the Grenfell Tower Fire   This Resilience First webinar, brought to you in partnership with the Fire Protection Association, will review changes already implemented following the Grenfell fire and explore what more is needed to ensure that improvements and safeguards are in place for the security and safety of buildings. Lord Toby Harris of the National Preparedness Commission will Chair. 23 September, register here.