Posted on 28/11/22 by Jude Hassall
General News Items
The Joint Committee on National Security Strategy had strong words for the government in terms of their state or preparedness and planning for the impacts of climate change.
Call for Government to “get a grip” on climate change impacts – Committees – UK Parliament
COP update from ECIU – COP27 – ECIU daily update (mailchi.mp) – Adaptation and Agriculture day is on Saturday 12th Nov
The Environmental Audit Committee have launched an inquiry into how climate change will affect the UK’s food security – evidence to be submitted by Dec 15th “During this inquiry, the Committee will be considering to what extent UK food supply is affected by environmental factors, and what – if anything – the UK Government can do to ensure the security of future supplies.” https://committees.parliament.uk/work/7063/environmental-change-and-food-security/
The LCCP and GLA will be hosting a joint Surface Water Flooding event at City Hall on Dec 1st – 3-5.30pm, followed by drinks and networking. Get in touch if you’d like any more details. Please do register to attend this free event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/surface-water-flooding-in-london-adapting-for-a-changing-climate-tickets-440888077107
One of our partners, Francis Heil from Atkins, has highlighted a couple of funding related news items of interest, the first is a funding opportunity the second an example of a successful funding bid which would be great to see in London.
A fund that is currently accepting applications for partnerships delivering positive actions related to nature and climate is the Community Fund’s Climate Action Fund: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund-programme
A partnership in Bristol received £2.5m from the NL Community Fund last month for a programme of developing local climate action plans and mentoring local leaders in climate action. It would be amazing to see similar programmes in London! https://bristolgreencapital.org/bristols-pioneering-community-led-climate-action-receives-2-5-million-boost/
Research & Reports
Climate services standards – Project to establish a coherent set of standards for climate services – Climate services standards and value – (ukclimateresilience.org)
Addressing the economic impact of heat in cities – Hot Cities, Chilled Economies: London, United Kingdom – Arsht-Rock (onebillionresilient.org)
Heat resilience – PIRS for heat guidelines – plan integration scorecard The Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard™ (PIRS™) for Heat is an approach that communities can use to analyse how heat mitigation policies are integrated into different plans and to identify opportunities to better target heat mitigation policies in high heat risk areas. (report attached to this update)
Addressing overheating risk in existing homes – Addressing overheating risk in existing UK homes (Arup) – Climate Change Committee (theccc.org.uk)
LCCP partner, the UK Green Buildings Council have just launched their Nature Recovery and Climate Resilience Playbook
The playbook includes a comprehensive toolkit to enhance the sustainability of new and existing development in order to support biodiversity and climate resilience using nature based solutions.
Julies Bicycle – job vacancy https://juliesbicycle.com/about-us/work-with-us/