Climate experts involved in the UK Climate Resilience Programme have published guidance to help water and sewerage companies and flood risk management authorities to prepare for future increases in rainfall intensities from global warming. Published...
29 July 12.00-13.00
Speaker: Prof Richard Betts, MBE (University of Exeter and Met Office)
Response: Kathryn Brown (Committee on Climate Change)
Abstract: Under the Climate Change Act (2008), the UK carries out a national Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) every 5 years. The 3rd CCRA is currently underway, and a major part of this is the writing of the technical chapters for the Evidence Report. This is being done by a large team of leading experts using literature assessment and new research to assess the magnitude of a number of specific risks that climate change brings to the UK, and also any specific opportunities. The urgency of adaptation action for individual risks is also being assessed. This webinar will explain the process for assessing the risks, and how the technical chapters fit in with the wider CCRA3 process including the synthesis by the Committee on Climate Change which will then inform the report presented to Parliament by the government.
Professor Richard Betts MBE is Met Office Fellow, Head of Climate Impacts Research and Chair in Climate Impacts, University of Exeter.
Kathryn Brown is Head of Adaptation on the Committee on Climate Change
This webinar will be chaired by Kate Lonsdale (co-Champion, UKCR)
A recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube channel as four separate shorter films:
Introduction by Kate Lonsdale: https://youtu.be/cBDKYA-7VlI
Kathryn Brown presentation: https://youtu.be/beGeIbvOX64
Richard Betts presentation: https://youtu.be/g_F7lIsTlbc
Q and A: https://youtu.be/pB3lwfX6tCY
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