The seminar will assess the priorities for UK climate change adaptation and planning policy, as preparations are put in place for publication of the National Adaptation Programme (NAP) in 2018.
Delegates will discuss the current state of climate adaptation, prospects for the 2018 NAP and opportunities for Government to facilitate greater adaptation across the UK.
With the Government’s second Climate Change Risk Assessment endorsing the priority areas of the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s 2017 Risk Report, delegates will also discuss the next steps for protecting those sectors most at risk from climate change, with speaking contributions on water, health and the environment, as well as from devolved jurisdictions.
The seminar also comes with the publication of the Climate Change Committee’s 2017 Report to Parliament on the current state of climate change resilience and adaptation, highlighting significant infrastructure vulnerabilities and unresolved climate risks, declines in resilience and a greater need to track adaptation progress.
Attendees will discuss the key priorities for developing and supporting adaptation strategies; the challenges for improving the financing of adaptation and attracting investment; and the next steps for improving resilience in the UK, with discussion on the built environment, flood protection and digital infrastructure.
Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair, Adaptation Sub-Committee, Committee on Climate Change;
Sonia Phippard, Director General for Marine, Natural Environment and Rural, Defra;
Liz Parkes, Deputy Director, Climate Change and Business Services, Environment Agency;
Michael Sheren, Senior Advisor, Prudential Regulation Authority and a speaker confirmed from The Scottish Government.
Further confirmed speakers include: Richard Bramley, North East Representative, National Environment Forum, NFU; Emma Fryer, Associate Director, Climate Change Programmes, techUK; Dr Stephen Garvin, Director, Centre for Resilience, BRE; Simon Hughes, Head of Water Strategy, Planning and Assurance, Thames Water; Dr Mike Morecroft, Principal Specialist, Climate Change, Natural England; David Stainforth, Principal Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, LSE; Dr Nick Watts, Director, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and a speaker confirmed from HR Wallingford.
Further Information, Agenda and Booking
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