Posted on 6/07/23 by Jude Hassall
London Climate Resilience Review – launch of the call for evidence
The call for evidence for the London Climate Resilience Review has now officially launched. This is an independent review of how well-prepared London is for climate impacts like extreme heat, floods, droughts, storms, and sea level rise. You can find out more details and get involved here: https://www.london.gov.uk/programmes-strategies/environment-and-climate-change/climate-change/climate-adaptation/london-climate-resilience-review
We need you to take part. You can submit evidence until Saturday 2 September 2023. The Report will be published during COP28.
During last year’s 40°C heat, schools had to close, wildfires destroyed homes and there were unprecedented numbers of heat-related deaths. In 2021 flash flooding affected homes, hospitals, schools, and Underground stations.
The London Climate Resilience Review will take stock and make recommendations at national, regional, and local levels to guide London’s preparations. We will look at the costs of inaction as well as the costs and benefits of acting. We need to identify actions we can take now to prepare for, and recover quickly from, climate shocks.
Please do submit your evidence to George and Johanna in the Review team LondonClimateResilienceReview@london.gov.uk and make your voice heard to ensure London responds effectively to increasing climate impacts.
Reports, publications and consultations
NIC – Infrastructure progress review https://nic.org.uk/studies-reports/infrastructure-progress-review-2023/#tab-approach. One of the aims of the Commission is to support climate resilience in UK infrastructure – the report says that progress has been too slow on implementing previous commission recommendations, including the setting of long term targets, devolving power to local areas, and implementing schedule 3 of the flood and water management act without delay.
CCC net zero progress report – https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/2023-progress-report-to-parliament/ – this report into Govt progress on achieving new zero makes sobering reading – with the report stating that the UK has lost its leadership position on climate action and is showing insufficient progress on achieving net zero.
Consultation on environmental incentives to support sustainable new homes – Ofwat – Consulting on changes to our charging rules in the form of a common framework for water companies to offer stronger and more standardised environmental incentives to developers to encourage them to build new homes that are more water efficient and with sustainable drainage.
GLA revised basement flooding leaflet – targeted advice for those properties at most risk of flash flooding in London. – How to prepare for flash flooding | London City Hall
Water supply fears prompt rejection of housing proposal https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire
LCAW – 2 LCCP events held with partners:
LSE/Grantham Institute – How should London cope with more summer heatwaves and wildfires – Monday June 26th
A link to the recording of the event is available on the LCCP website
Arcadis/TfL – Building innovative partnerships for sustainable, climate adapted cities – Tuesday June 27th
A recording will be made available soon.
Retrofit Meets: Urban Heat’ event taking place at The Building Centre on 13 July from 6pm-7.30pm: https://www.buildingcentre.co.uk/whats_on/events/retrofit-meets-urban-heat