Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Priorities for the National Adaption Programme and addressing climate change

Morning, Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will examine the priorities for UK climate change adaptation and planning ahead, as preparations are put in place for publication of the National Adaptation Programme in 2018.


Policymakers and stakeholders will discuss the practicalities of adaption plans for priority areas highlighted in Defra’s Climate Change Risk Assessment Report 2017 by the Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee - including water supplies, natural capital, health, food and pests.


The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Adaptation Sub-Committee, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, is a keynote speaker at the conference, as are Sonia Phippard, Director General for Marine, Natural Environment and Rural, Defra and Liz Parkes, Deputy Director, Climate Change and Business Services, Environment Agency.


Delegates will also consider the outstanding research priorities and adaptation strategies for at-risk areas of the UK, and evaluate the future requirements for the management of climate-resilient infrastructure, risks of climate change to ecosystem services and to public health, and the opportunities to improve efficiency in adaptation measures.



Guests of Honour

Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Sonia Phippard

Director General for Marine, Natural Environment and Rural, Defra

Guests of Honour

Sonia Phippard

Director General for Marine, Natural Environment and Rural, Defra

Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Keynote Speakers

Liz Parkes

Deputy Director, Climate Change and Business Services, Environment Agency

Speaker confirmed from The Scottish Government

Speakers

Richard Bramley

North East Representative, National Environment Forum, NFU

Dr Stephen Garvin

Director, Centre for Resilience, BRE

Simon Hughes

Head of Water Strategy, Planning and Assurance, Thames Water

Speaker confirmed from HR Wallingford

Dr Nick Watts

Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

Dr Mike Morecroft

Principal Specialist, Climate Change, Natural England

David Stainforth

Principal Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE

Emma Fryer

Associate Director, Climate Change Programmes, techUK