The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency. As part of London’s response to this, the first ever London Climate Action Week will be held on 1-8 July. The week will bring together London’s climate expertise and talent from across sectors to run events across the city focused on taking local, national and international action. Below are four events that you may wish to attend; the full schedule of events can be found here:

How Climate-Resilient are London’s Businesses? 3 July. Organised by Grantham/LSE, the Committee on Climate Change and London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP), this roundtable event will explore the risks and opportunities for London’s businesses and showcase efforts to manage these. The discussion will help feed into the Business and Industry chapter of the third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. Resilience First will be speaking. More information and registration can be found here.

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities. 3 July. Organised by Grantham/LSE, the ESRC Place-based Climate Action Network, Willis Towers Watson and the LCCP, this event will highlight the critical importance of adaptation and resilience to sustainable economic development and growth in cities. More information and registration can be found here.

 From Emergency Response to Year-Round Resilience: Managing Heat in London. 4 July. Organised by Public Health England, the NHS Sustainable Development Unit and the LCCP, this event will bring together public health, resilience, NHS Acute Trusts, primary care, Adult Social care, and the voluntary sector support community to consider how we currently manage heat and how we can better enable people to be safe when the temperature rises. More information and registration can be found here.

Cape Town: Day Zero – Sharing perspectives of a city’s water crisis. 3 July. Our partner, Resilience Shift, is hosting a film screening and panel discussion exploring the lessons to be learned for cities such as London, from Cape Town’s water crisis. In-depth filmed interviews with key Capetonians highlight how the crisis developed and how the city’s water authority, politicians, businesses and residents responded, the lessons they learnt from the crisis, and the lasting impact it has had on how the city manages and uses water. The panel discussion will explore what London and other cities can learn from Cape Town’s experience. To register for the event, email: info@resilienceshift.org or see here for more information.  

New Chair of LCCP Sought

The search for a new LCCP Chair has begun. Details of the position can be found here.