Policy 8.1.2 of the draft London Environment Strategy calls upon the London Climate Change Partnership to work with stakeholders across sectors to identify, develop, and monitor a set of climate change adaptation indicators for London.
Such indicators would aim to provide a systematic collection of data about observed weather conditions, impacts experienced by different sectors of society, and interventions taken to prepare for, respond to, and recover from climate-related risks. We also hope to capture information about how the most vulnerable people are affected, so that we can work to ensure that our responses to climate change are targeted and don’t exacerbate social inequality.
Over time, this work will give us a better understanding of whether our efforts to prepare London for extreme weather and climate change are effective. Largely drawn from existing data sets, this collection of information will capture evidence of good and poor performance, identify adaptation priorities, and highlight gaps in our knowledge.
The first phase of this project aims to address the current lack of systematic data collection related to climate change impacts and adaptation. Working with sector stakeholders, we are identifying relevant data and uploading it to the London Datastore in a collection intended to support the analysis of indicators later in the project.
For more information, contact Kristen.