LCCP Update 7 February 2022

Posted on 7/02/22 by Kristen Guida

Measuring and Reporting of Climate-related Physical Risks  Mandatory disclosure of climate-related risks is due to come into force from April 2022 for large organisations and financial institutions, likely expanding to smaller organisations by 2025. In order to support organisations in measuring and reporting climate-related physical risks, UKGBC is launching a new TCFD-aligned report which provides guidance on the physical risk assessment process and a methodology for the built asset scale. For organisations facilitating their own analysis, a reporting framework will also be published which can be used to support the preparation of TCFD disclosure reports. Join the UKGBC for a launch event on 8 February to find out about the guidance and framework, and to hear a panel of experts discuss its application in practice and the next steps for the industry.


Resilience and Nature-Based Solutions Innovation Challenges  The UKGBC Innovation Team have launched two new resilience and NBS challenges:

  1. How can communities and local authorities implement, maintain, and assess the impact of NBS to enhance climate resilience?
  2. How can existing buildings be made more resilient to climate change, with as little disruption to their occupants as possible, by 2030?

The challenges are open until 8th February 2022. The best solutions will be profiled through a UKGBC publication with an opportunity to pitch at a live showcase event on 9th March to the Judging Panel of UKGBC members. Solutions will also be included in UKGBC’s Solutions Library. To submit a solution or recommend a provider or innovator,  reach out to UKGBC here for challenge 1, and here for challenge 2. And you can sign up to attend the showcase event.


Views sought: heat data for adaptation and resilience  The Innovation team at Ordnance Survey (OS) has partnered with the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) to provide data to tackle heat-related challenges. Data from satellites can provide a good understanding of where areas are hotter than others and therefore may be impacted by heatwaves. This partnership aims to understand how space data and insights can help organisations working on adaptation and resilience.  To do this, they’d like to collect views about whether the current data that can be provided is useful and accessible for user needs. To participate, go to the project page, have a browse of the use cases, and use the “Access Data” link to complete a short questionnaire so that you can be contacted for your views. Feel free to circulate this to others who you think can contribute or who may have an interest. Feedback needs to be completed by 18th Feb 2022.


Views sought: how climate-resilient is UK critical national infrastructure? The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) has launched a survey on the resilience of critical national infrastructure to climate change. They would like to hear from experts to understand how well equipped critical national infrastructure is to deal with extreme weather events and other effects of climate change. This is to inform the Committee’s inquiry into critical national infrastructure and climate adaptation. The survey closes on Sunday 20 February.


Survey: climate change and contaminated land  CIRIA is working with the Environment Agency to find out how extreme climate events may affect land contamination and remedial activities in England.  To understand the current state of knowledge, partners will do a literature review but also seek industry expertise via a survey (deadline 18 February). Initial findings will be discussed in a virtual consultation meeting on 3 March.


Natural England Climate Change Adaptation Plan  Natural England published its climate change risk assessment and adaptation plan last week as part of its response to the third round of the Adaptation Reporting Power. The plan covers every area of NE’s work, setting out how the organisation will develop its approach to the climate crisis alongside adaptation plans for the next five years. These actions are framed by an overarching assessment of the risks of climate change to NE’s strategic aims and objectives. The plan also showcases some of the work currently being done to help people and nature adapt to a warmer world.


Event: Delivering Climate Adaptation and Resilience: The Role of Measurement  The National Physical Laboratory is hosting a two-day online workshop (23 and 24 February) to hear from experts and sector specialists about how the science of measurement supports climate action. NPL invites policy makers, industry, third sector, and the wider climate science community to help identify and prioritise measurement needs and challenges for climate change adaptation and resilience.