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Committee on Climate Change demands action to boost insulation and nurture investment in renewables if carbon budgets are to be met

The UK’s progress in meeting its carbon budgets will falter unless the government takes action to boost the insulation of buildings and encourages investment in renewable power generation,...

Biodiversity climate change impacts

A new report card summarising the latest evidence on climate change and its impact on biodiversity has been produced. Published by the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) Partnership, the...

Macroeconomics of climate change report

Defra has published a report that surveys state-of-the-art research on the macroeconomic effects of climate change for the UK. The report provides a review of the current techniques that...

Workshops on the climate resilience of local transport

Climate UK, in association with the Environment Agency, ADEPT, Department for Transport and CIHT are presenting a series of workshop on Local Highways and Climate Change across England...

Natural catastrophe risks are on companies’ radars, but could do better on plans to deal with them

A worldwide survey has indicated that while businesses agree that it is important to prepare for risks from natural catastrophes, significant steps need to be taken to improve planning and...

Heatwave plan for England published by NHS

The government has published its annual heatwave plan.   This document highlights the potential health impacts severe hot weather and sets out steps for reducing health risks...

CCA Business Case Guidance from IEMA

This guidance helps practitioners to understand scope and build support for the Climate Change Adaptation ‘business case’.  Working with our...

Study reveals scientific consensus on man-made climate change

A comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed articles on the topic of global warming and climate change has revealed an overwhelming consensus among scientists that recent warming is human-caused. ...

Adaptation to Climate Change for Health and Social Care organisations

he NHS is taking great strides to mitigate climate change by reducing its emissions and acting more sustainably. However, this will not protect it from the effects of climate change such as...

An Independent National Adaptation Programme for England - policy briefing

Government should take responsibility for ensuring major schemes will be able to withstand the effects of extreme and changing weather, says policy brief Government should make sure that...

Businesses adapting to Climate Change – IEMA webinar

How can environment and sustainability professionals achieve business progress? 26th February 2013 12.30 – 13.30    This webinar is an opportunity to understand...

National Conference: Saving water and reducing the impact of flooding – 27th February

Sustainable Homes and partners are hosting a national conference “Saving water and reducing the impacts of flooding”. Come hear from experts in the field, including government,...

Nicholas Stern: 'I got it wrong on climate change – it's far, far worse'

Nicholas Stern author of the 2006 review speaks out on danger to economies as planet absorbs less carbon and is 'on track' for 4C rise. Lord Stern, author of the government-commissioned...

Climate Week 4-10 March 2013

There are seven weeks to go until Climate Week starts on 4 March, and already over 1,000 events have been registered on Climate Week's website.   Thank you to everyone promoting...

Climate Week Awards open for entries

The search is on! Entries are now open for the Climate Week Awards, showcasing the UK's most innovative, ambitious and effective action to combat climate change. Do you know of an...

Adapting Suburbs for Climate Change: Final Project Dissemination Event

Adapting Suburbs for Climate Change: Final Project Dissemination Event 14.00-17.15 Tuesday 23 October 2012, London   How can existing suburban neighbourhoods be best...

Climate change remains a top priority

Climate change remains a top priority for senior executives at many of the world's largest businesses, as growing numbers attempt to develop strategies for managing direct climate change...

IHDC 2012 Conference on urban Green Infrastructure for climate change adaptation, 15th October, Natural History Museum

Ecosystem Services Come to Town IHDC Conference, 15th October, Natural History Museum, London SW7 5BD   “We the mayors and governors of the world’s leading...

Nanotechnology and the Living City: If buildings were created by nature

This interesting presentation by Dr Toby Gill explores the relationship between nature and buildings and if buildings were created by nature what elements they would include. This presentation...

2050 simulation puts power in public hands for reducing carbon emissions

How would you meet our energy demands and reduce carbon emissions by 2050?     Build 50 new nuclear power stations?     Build 20,000 onshore wind...
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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 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...