London’s commercial building stock and climate change adaptation

2 September 2009

Londons Commercial Building Stock and Climate Change Adaptation – Design Finance and Legal Implications (2.31 MB)

London’s commercial property and financial service industries, amongst others represented in London, are all global sectors. The impacts of climate change in London will see increasing risks to property assets and business operations, through changes to average and extreme temperature and rainfall.

Ensuring that our new and existing commercial buildings and businesses are sustainable in a future climate, is essential for London’s long-term prosperity.

The London Climate Change Partnership’s Finance Group has identified the major challenges and opportunities that a changing climate brings to these key commercial property sectors.

This document is intended to highlight the need for adaptation, to illustrate the business opportunities and encourage proactive dialogue and action within London’s commercial property professionals. It sets out the key vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for London’s leaders in planning, design, development, valuation, finance and legal professions.