Morning, Tuesday, 19th November 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess the future of climate change policy in the UK.
Sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss priorities for climate change adaptation - including discussion around resilient infrastructure, environmental governance and the impact of policy developments.
Bringing together key stakeholders with policymakers, it is timed to take place at a particularly busy time for policy with:
- The forthcoming National Progress Report published by the Adaptation Sub-Committee due this summer, and the statutory Government response expected later this year;
- As the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Environmental Audit Committee criticise the Environment Bill with concerns raised over environmental protections and governance post Brexit;
- The recent publication from the Committee on Climate Change on reducing UK emissions which calls for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050;
- As the the House of Commons approves a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency;
- Following reports on adapatation in the natural environment and cities from the CCC; and
- With the UK’s third Climate Change Risk Assessment evidence report, due in 2021.
Sessions at this conference will focus on:
- Key reccomendations the National Progress Report and policy priorities for climate change;
- Driving investment and developing resilient infrastructure across transport and utilities and making the business case for adaptation;
- Priorities for environmental governance reform – and how best to address concerns raised by both the EAC and EFRA committees;
- Building climate resilience in cities - challenges for long-term adaptation planning, expanding sustainable housing and protecting vulnerable communities; and
- Key priorities for protecting green spaces and biodiversity - strategic planning, green infrastructure, and habitat and species protection.