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CIBSE publishes two documents to help inform building design in the context of climate change

CIBSE TM55 Design for Future Climate – Case studies is now available online as a free download here: ...

Call for evidence for Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017

The Adaptation Sub-Committee has issued a call for evidence to identify relevant published information which will feed into the evidence report on the UK’s climate risks and opportunities. ...

National Building Specification (NBS) guidance on adaptation in buildings

National Building Specification (NBS), part of the RIBA Enterprises, has produced guidance on adaptation in buildings for architects and technicians developing building specifications. It...

'Building a Resilient Future' conference - presentations available

The presentations from last week's 'Building a Resilient Future' conference are available from the links below: Session Person and presentation...

Building a resilient future - Innovation can build resilience in the face of climate change

The most forward thinking minds in the field of climate change gathered in London this week to assess ‘the state of the nation' and to highlight best practice in integrating adaptation and...

UK Climate change - who's vulnerable and are policies fair? New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

With flooding in the media spotlight and climate change the subject of heated debate, a new JRF study< http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/climate-change-and-social-justice-evidence-review...

New guidance helps make retrofitted homes climate resilient

The London Climate Change Partnership launched two new fact sheets to provide guidance for busy housing professionals about the importance of integrating adaptation features within all retrofit...

Building a Resilient Future

Date: Wednesday 26th February 2014 Location: London, Victoria Timings: 9.00am-5.00pm (main event) 5.00pm-7.00pm (exhibition and networking) Overview The focus of this event is to...

Managing the land in a changing climate – Adaptation Sub-Committee progress report 2013

This report reviews some of the key ecosystem services provided by the land.  Specifically, the report addresses the use of land to continue to deliver important goods and services in the...

IPCC launches new report that says scientists are 95% that humans are the dominant cause for global warming

Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes. It is...

The Environment Agency has gone out to tender for the UK’s largest flood risk management contract.

The Environment Agency is seeking contractors to manage tidal flood risk in London and the Thames estuary. The Thames Estuary Phase 1 programme includes projects to maintain, refurbish, and...

Northumbrian Water & Newcastle University short film "flood force" wins first LWEC competition

The Northumbrian Water and Newcastle University eight-minute film, “ Flood Force: Finding Solutions in Good Company ,” was the winning entry of the first Living With Environmental Change (LWEC)...

Six Danish cities work together on flood alleviation

Six municipalities surrounding Copenhagen risk flooding in the event of cloudbursts and storm surges. A major cross-municipal project will address this risk. As a part of railway...

Which Coastal Cities Are at Highest Risk of Damaging Floods?

Climate change, rapid urbanisation, and subsiding land are putting the world's coastal cities at increasing risk of dangerous and costly flooding, a new study calculating future urban losses...

Local Government Association report: Dealing with the deluge

Councils were at the heart of helping protect their residents and businesses from the impacts of the severe floods experienced in 2012. From helping householders to recover, putting in...

The Conversation: How ready for climate change is your town or city?

More than half the world’s population now lives in cities or urban areas, which means our vulnerability to the impacts of climate change is tied up with cities' ability to cope. Responsible for...

Water climate change impacts report card published by Living With Environmental Change

This report card is for anyone who works with or has an interest in water in the UK. It looks at the effect of climate change on fresh water - including rainfall, floods and droughts. The...

Guidance for making the case for climate change adaptation in the built environment

The MBEKTN Climate Change Adaptation group, in collaboration with the Environment Agency and Climate Ready, have published guidance on making the business case for climate change adaptation in...

Knowledge Exchange Workshop - Retrofitting homes for a future climate

A workshop was held at Kings College London on the 24th April 2013, to discuss the findings of recent research on climate change adaptation and to consider emerging trends. The workshop,...

National Adaptation Programme report published today

Get ready for climate change Defra is calling on businesses, local councils and communities to get ready for climate change and extreme weather in a report published today, as part of...
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Climate Change Adaptation Questionnaire

The MBE KTN has been working in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board to benchmark...

Revised version of UKCP09 weather generator available

A revised version of the UKCP09 weather generator has been made available. There are four...

Drivers of change

At the Design for future climate conference on 18th May 2011, colleagues from Arup led a...