Communicating the Need for the ‘Greatest Collective Action in History’

31 March 2016

In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, photo, the Eiffel Tower lights up with the slogan"Action Now"referring to the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The carbon footprint for the COP21 conference runs to thousands of tons, for the some 40,000 people, including heads of state, negotiators, activists and journalists, in Paris to hash out a ground-breaking international agreement to put a brake on global warming. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Read Prof. Chris Rapley’s thoughts on the need for communication when dealing with humanity’s biggest challenge … Read more

London, Climate Change Resilience and the new Mayor

15 March 2016

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Read our thoughts on how the capital’s new top official can influence London’s resilience to the pressure’s of climate change. … Read more

Reflections on COP21

26 February 2016


Climate change, sustainability and science communication expert Prof. Chris Rapley shares his thoughts on COP21 and what still remains to be done. … Read more

Ice and the Sky: a trip down to the planet’s memory lane

24 November 2015


By Nathalie Bellanger, LCCP Project Officer I’ve recently had the chance to watch a preview of Ice and the Sky, by Oscar-winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins). The film tells us the inspiring story of Claude Lorius, a glaciologist who has dedicated his life to studying the icescapes of Antarctica. [Photograph on the … … Read more

From heating to cooling: reducing future cooling demand in homes through passive design

28 October 2015


By Alison Ingleby, former Senior Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority Environment Team (Waste and Energy) Overheating is increasingly being recognised by policy makers and the building industry as a significant and growing challenge. For many years, we have sought to address the cold, wet British winter; designing new buildings to be warm, energy … … Read more

Tackling the health impacts of climate change

22 September 2015


By Paul Fisher, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham The Paris Climate Change Conference will begin at the end of this month and we all have our fingers crossed, hoping that the negotiations go well and governments agree to actions that will limit increases in average global temperature to 2°C above baseline. However, current temperatures already … … Read more

We Need to Talk About the Climate

14 August 2015


LCCP Chair Chris Rapley tells about his take on the upcoming UN negotiations, and why climate change is so much more than an issue about science. … Read more

Let’s not just talk about the weather: businesses are getting serious about climate risks

10 July 2015

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This article by Polly Turton, Climate Change Adaptation Consultant at Arup, takes us through Marks & Spencer’s plans to assess the climate-related risks to their UK stores. … Read more

The Heat is on; let’s make our connections count.

12 May 2015


London Sustainability Exchange tells us about their work with a small community in Manor House to explore the impact of climate change in their area and to develop resilience. … Read more

Empowering community-led resilience

10 April 2015

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One of the key aims of the Climate UK network is to provide responses to climate impacts that reflect local circumstances, local risks and local opportunities. Here are a few examples of such initiatives. … Read more

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