LCCP Update 4 August 2021

Posted on 4/08/21 by Kristen Guida

UK Climate Risk: State of the Nation webinar series  The Climate Change Committee presents a series exploring some of the key challenges raised in the Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk. The webinars will feature insights from the authors of the technical report, members of the CCC team and other expert panellists. Topics will include people, health systems and the built environment; the importance of nature and land use; delivering resilient UK infrastructure, financing a climate resilient UK, and the role of business in delivering a resilient UK, climate risk and achieving net zero, and international climate risks and adaptation. See the website for details and registration links.


Measuring and Reporting Physical Risks – UKGBC Task Group  UKGBC has launched a call for applications to join their task group for a new programme of work on measuring and reporting of physical risk. More information at the link. Note that the deadline to apply is this Friday, 6 August.


Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator  The SHRA is a fully-funded support service to help social housing providers across England bid into the Government’s £160m Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund. The service is funded by BEIS and delivered by Turner & Townsend on behalf of the GLA. Find out more here.


Job opportunity: GLA Environment   The GLA is recruiting two senior policy and programme officers – one in Green Infrastructure, one in Sustainable Development. The deadline to apply is 23 August. Find details here.


Job opportunity: Parks for London  Parks for London is looking to recruit for two new posts – a Development Officer and a Young People’s Health Project Officer – to help establish the charity as a Centre of Excellence, as recommended by the London Green Spaces Commission. The Centre of Excellence will help support, develop, and promote parks and green spaces and communicate the many and varied benefits they offer. The deadline for applications is 20 August. Find out more here.


GLA Adult Education Budget consultation  City Hall is developing an Adult Education Roadmap, which will set a clear direction of travel for adult education in the capital. This includes the full diversity of adult learning that takes place in London, as well as the £330m yearly Adult Education Budget delegated to the Mayor in 2019. The Mayor has launched a public consultation on the draft Roadmap to get the feedback of London’s skills and learning providers, boroughs, businesses and employers, community organisations and Londoners themselves. You can review the draft Roadmap and respond here.


Green and Resilient Spaces Fund  Applications are now open for expressions of interest to the Mayor’s Green and Resilient Spaces Fund. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of London’s parks and green spaces. As part of his Green New Deal, the Mayor is investing in projects that create and improve green and blue spaces across the capital, and that enhance our resilience to the impacts of climate change. This £4m fund will support large-scale, innovative enhancements to green and blue spaces and the wider public realm that will strengthen climate resilience, increase biodiversity, improve accessibility, build green skills and help reduce health inequalities. Grants from £250,000 to £750,000 are available. Applications are open to local authorities and other public sector and civil society organisations. Projects must be completed by March 2024. Deadline for applications is 30 September.  Find out more and apply here.
London Heat Service workshop note  A joint Met Office/LCCP event during London Climate Action Week explored London’s heat-related data needs for decision-making. A summary report from the workshop is available here. If you’d like to contribute further views to the discussion, let us know.


Mayor’s Academies Programme: Hub Funding opportunity  The Mayor has made available £3m for setting up and delivering hubs as part of his new Academies Programme. The Programme aims to help Londoners hardest hit by the pandemic into good work in sectors key to London’s recovery and long-term economic growth as part of the London Recovery Programme. Priority sectors are digital, creative, green, health, and hospitality. Organisations can apply for up to £250,000 to establish a hub that will develop and coordinate London’s offer of high-quality training, work experience, and wider employment support reflecting the priorities and specialties of the sectors. The opportunity may be of interest to employers, training providers, job brokerages, trade associations and professional bodies, local authorities and sub-regional partnerships, and third sector organisations. See the prospectus for more details. A briefing event will take place on 5 August and 10 August. Register here.  


Grants available for green spaces, air pollution and more The Kasuma Trust have an open call for applications for grants of up to £50,000 to London-based charities working in the sectors of green spaces, air pollution, informal learning, and special educational needs (SEN). Find details here.