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

24 November 2015

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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 right: Eskwad–Wild Touch] In Ice and … … Read more

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

28 October 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

Monitor your local severe weather impacts

18 March 2015

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You can now monitor severe weather impacts on your local area, based on a system originally created by Kent County Council. SWIMS helps to identify key risks and priority areas for intervention, and by providing cost information it supports a business case for action. … Read more

London engages its children in climate change action

19 February 2015

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DECC organised a poster competition with primary and secondary schools from across London. The posters had to depict ways in which to slow down climate change or save energy. … Read more

Paradigms lost – why is concrete part of the adaptation solution?

15 January 2015

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The importance of building and infrastructure resilience to extreme weather events is now being recognized following events over recent years: concrete will also be part of the solution. … Read more

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