As part of the Future Climate Forum ‘State of the Climate’ Series more than 140 delegates, including representatives from local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Government departments, academics, environmental and sustainable development organisations attended three events in early 2015.
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A round-up of key resources that have recently been produced by other UK Climate Change Partnerships.
A round-up of recent key reports and resources that have recently emerged around climate change mitigation and resilience.
Despite the Government’s National Adaptation Programme (NAP) putting the UK ahead of many countries in preparing for the impacts of climate change, the Environmental Audit Committee warn that it has not identified proactive adaptation policies and there is no sense that we are tackling the priority climate risks
The impacts of climate change will not be equal or fair and, without action, could increase existing disadvantage. This message was reinforced in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment report. And now for the first time in England, on a publicly available website, we are able to see this effect mapped across the country at a neighbourhood level.
You’re invited to join the Future Climate Forum for its new “State of the Climate” series.
The events will be bringing together practitioners and strategic thinkers from across the public, private and third sectors to consider some of the key climate change challenges that we face and identify innovative solutions for the future.
- Do you work with vulnerable groups?
- Would you like to find out more about they are affected by extreme weather and fuel poverty?
- Has your organisation considered how its services could better respond to climate change?
If so please consider attending a free, introductory “Climate Just” event to find out more.
Climate UK Launches Sector Tools and Resources for Building a Resilient Environment
Climate UK (in partnership with the Environment Agency's Climate Ready service) has launched a new suite of adaptation to climate change training materials aimed at local authority officers, elected members and communities involved in the Town and Country Planning process.
Communities Living Sustainably (CLS) is a £12 million programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Twelve communities in England have received up to £1million to help deal with the potential impact of climate change and build the sustainability and resilience of their local community.
Two of the NW projects are now well underway: