TCPA seminar: Planning for climate change - Liverpool
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
TCPA seminar: Planning for climate change - Liverpool

When: Tuesday, 7 May 2019
10:30 - 15:30
Where: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
1 Mann Island
Liverpool L3 1BP
United Kingdom

« Go to Upcoming Event List  


The global impacts of climate change are increasingly clear and so are the more localised impacts in the UK. From flood risk to heat stress, communities are bearing the impact of climate change on an increasingly frequent basis, with serious social and economic consequences. Strategic and Local Plans are two of the most powerful tools local authorities have to respond to climate change, as they provide the opportunity to undertake a whole range of resilience measures including strategic flood defences; green infrastructure; sustainable drainage systems; climate mitigation through renewable energy systems to ensure high levels of energy efficiency; and sustainable transport systems.

This seminar will provide an overview of the latest climate science and the wider UK response to climate change, and will provide an overview of the policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level. It will also highlight the how certification schemes can be used in planning for climate change.

This event is only open to local authority staff and elected members. It is free to attend. 



10:30               Registration

                        Teas and coffee will be available.  

11:00               Welcome and Introduction

                         Hugh Ellis, Director of Policy, TCPA

11:30               Update on RTPI climate programme

                         Daniel Slade, Research Officer, RTPI

11:40               Insight 1 (speaker tbc)

11:55               Insight 2 (speaker tbc)

12:15               Questions and discussion

12:30               Lunch

13:15               Introduction to the workshops

13:30               Workshop 1 (A and B ran in parallel, see details below)

14:15               Coffee break

14:30               Workshop 2 (A and B ran in parallel, see details below)

15:15               Conclusions

15:30               End


Workshop details

Workshop A – using planning policy to address climate change

Led by TCPA

This workshop will explain the provisions of the NPPF and the planning and climate change legislation, and explore how local plans can engage communities on climate issues.


Workshop B – the role of certification


What do you think of when you think of certification? A graduate holding up an embossed roll? A stamped jar of coffee? Or perhaps the padlock on a secure web browser? In all these cases, you would be right. Certification schemes are used by stakeholders as a way of providing assurance, driving standards and giving greater confidence in outcomes. The BRE’s Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM), the Home Quality Mark (HQM) and Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award (CEEQUAL) are the longest standing family of schemes operating across the entire built environment sector and are used by planners (and other stakeholders) to drive sustainability performance and support the delivery of added value for people, industry and society more widely. 

This workshop will uncover the ‘need to knows’ of the various schemes and equip attendee’s with the knowledge needed to effectively utilise these powerful, and robust toolkits in order to deliver on their policy objectives, and create the type of places that they envisage; low impact, high quality, resilient places.


To find out more and book your place, please click here


Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
© Copyright 2018 Society for the Environment. All rights reserved.

Privacy Statement

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.