LCCP update

Posted on 3/09/20 by Kristen Guida

UK needs a national heat risk strategy  Bob Ward, LCCP Deputy Chair and Policy and Communications Director at the Grantham Institute LSE, notes the rise in excess deaths during the August heatwave and calls upon the Prime Minister to develop a cross-departmental strategy to manage the risks.


Event: Insurance and climate resilience  22 September. LCCP and Resilience First have co-organized his event, which will consider the role of the insurance market in enabling citizens, corporations and communities to be more resilient to the inevitable changes from a warming planet. Speakers will include Environment Agency Chair Emma Howard Boyd, Adaptation Committee Chair Baroness Brown, Jason Lowe of the Met Office, and Philip Songhurst-Thonet of Control Risks. Chris Rapley will chair. Registration available here.


UK CCRA3 Call for Evidence  For the third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, the University of Exeter is calling for academic and non-academic evidence on risks and opportunities to the UK from changes in our own climate and from climate change elsewhere in the world, and on adaptation measures in place or planned.

CCRA authors would appreciate more information on in particular:

  1. How adaptation actions are already addressing climate risks or opportunities, especially in the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  2. How further adaptation actions could address climate risks or opportunities, especially in the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
  3. Limits to adaptation
  4. Implications for the UK of abrupt, non-linear, or irreversible changes in the global climate system
  5. Implications of climate change for the UK’s transition to an economy with net zero carbon emissions, e.g.: how climate change may affect the potential for ecosystems, infrastructure, and human behaviours to contribute to net zero.

Alongside these priority areas, they would also welcome other evidence more widely related to future trajectories of emissions and concentrations of greenhouse gases, changes in weather and climate extremes and climate change risks and opportunities for the UK for the natural environment and assets, infrastructure, health, communities and the built environment, and business and industry, along with implications for the UK of climate change elsewhere in the world.

For further information on the third Call for Evidence, the Project team and how to submit evidence, please see this website. The deadline for this call is 18th September 2020.


SuDS case studies wanted – hospitals  The GLA and CIRIA are producing the next instalment of their guidance on how different sectors can use green sustainable drainage (SuDS) to manage rainwater and create healthier, more attractive spaces. The focus this time will be on hospitals, and if you know of any examples of SuDS installations in hospital estates, we’d love to hear from you. You can reply to me, or get in touch directly with Paul at CIRIA.


Nature-based Solutions for the Climate Emergency The launch event for this report from the IGNITION project was last week. You can view the slides here and the recording is available here. The report is here. Additional resources discussed in the webinar are here:


Job opportunity!  Julie’s Bicycle is looking for a new Communications and Advocacy Manager – someone to shape the communications strategy, develop inspiring content, and galvanise the creative sector to take climate action. Find out more: