Morning, Thursday, 15th November 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar is an opportunity to assess key priorities for UK adaptation to climate change.
Policymakers and stakeholders will discuss recommendations from the Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee, ahead of an official response from the CCC due in early 2019 and following the publication of the National Adaptation Programme (NAP).
Delegates will share latest thinking on climate change threats and guidance, and how economic and environmental challenges can be addressed and overcome.
With Scotland’s second five-year Adaptation Programme expected for publication in 2019, alternative strategic approaches will also be considered, with delegates examining best practice for engaging business, communities and other organisations.
Further sessions will assess the way forward for delivering resilience in the built and natural environment - looking at construction solutions for addressing weather vulnerability around rainfall, storms and flooding, engineering priorities for rail and track preparedness, and opportunities for enhancing cooperation with local authorities and urban planners.
Following the Environmental Audit Committee’s report Heatwaves: adapting to climate change, we also expect analysis of emerging challenges around high temperatures in the UK, potential threats to wellbeing and productivity, and responsibilities for preparations and mitigation.