The effects of overheating, flooding, and poor air quality are already being felt in our buildings, including our schools. Some 49 percent of London’s schools are at high or medium risk from surface water flooding. High temperatures already affect the wellbeing and concentration levels of schoolchildren.
Climate change will increase the frequency and severity of flooding, summer overheating and drought, and vulnerability to these risks is not evenly distributed. Children are particularly at risk because of limited capacity to respond to severe weather events and their reliance on adults for support.
In this session, a deep dive on the CAMPUS theme as part of the London Climate Action Week Schools Climate Summit, we explored the nature of climate risks to schools and heard about ways of adapting school buildings and grounds to make them more resilient and healthy.
View the recording here.
Annette Figueiredo, Principal Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority
Dan Bicknell, Principal Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority
Dr. Tim Taylor, CIBSE School Design Group
Daniel Johns, Head of Public Affairs, Anglian Water and Associate Governor, John Burns Primary School.
Briony Turner, Secretary, Indoor Air Quality Working Party