Climate change adaptation

Meeting or Conference
Castle Debates
08 Apr 2014
United Kingdom (London)

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. Debate format The purpose of the debates is to provide objective and factual clarification of selected current environmental issues. To this end, a panel of three experts addresses the applicable science, law and policy. Each speaker has 15 minutes to present and then the floor is open for a question-and-answer session from which a summary of the debate is produced.


Science: Dr Celine Herweijer, Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Law: Anthony Hobley, Partner, Norton Rose Policy: Lord Krebs of Wytham, Chair, Adaptation Sub - Committee, Committee on Climate Change  

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Climate Change, Environment & Ecosystems, Health & Health Facilities, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Food Security & Agriculture
Flood, Heat Wave
United Kingdom
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015.
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