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Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Climate adaptation in the UK: latest on developing resilient infrastructure, channeling investment and environmental protection

When: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Where: Central London
United Kingdom

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This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for climate change adaptation - including discussion around resilient infrastructure, environmental governance and the impact of policy developments.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently-published progress report on Progress in preparing for climate change highlighted a lack of preparedness across sectors in England for a 2°C rise in global temperature, let alone more extreme warming. The agenda includes a keynote contribution from the Chair of the Adaption Sub-Committee at the CCC, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, on climate change resilience and the Committee’s recommendations.

Following the announcement that the Government will legislate a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050, and the CCC’s 2019 Progress Report on Reducing UK emissions, and with the Environment Bill expected to be released early next parliament, delegates will examine how to tackle the challenges for delivering such significant change - including priorities for:

  • decarbonising homes, energy and agriculture;
  • improving resource use and efficiency; and
  • maintaining industry competitiveness.

With the Green finance strategy setting out the Government’s approach to aligning economic growth with commitments to tackle climate change, we expect discussion on new opportunities for investment in sustainable projects, as well as the potential impact of the strategy on helping the UK reach its net-zero emissions target.

Areas for discussion include the use of public funds to encourage greater private investment in green projects and the development of innovative approaches to demonstrating the success of investments in low carbon, resilience and natural capital.



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