Climate Change Adaptation
Venue: Law Society, Chancery Lane
Date: 8th April 2014
It is obvious that the world’s climate and weather patterns are changing. Rising global temperatures are causing more extreme weather events such as flooding and heatwaves. Under the Climate Change Act 2008 the Government is required to produce a National Adaptation Programme, the first of which is to be published in November 2013 and then reviewed every 5 years.
Adaptation to climate change covers, for example, agriculture and fishing, business, health and wellbeing, buildings and infrastructure and the natural environment and these are highlighted in the Government’s UK Climate Risk Assessment but the risks remain difficult to quantify with accuracy.
Science: Dr Celine Herweijer, Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers
Law: Anthony Hobley, CEO, The Carbon Tracker Initiative
Policy: Lord Krebs of Wytham, Chair, Adaptation Sub-Committee, Committee on Climate Change
Chair: Pamela Castle OBE