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Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience: Standards and their application

Event organised by Hazards Forum

Date
06 September 2022
Time
18:00 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
Add to Calendar 06-09-2022 18:00 06-09-2022 19:30 false GMT Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience: Standards and their application https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/climate-change-adaptation-resilience-standards-their-application/ Institution of Civil Engineers , London

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Overview

The world is already experiencing an increasing frequency of extreme weather events and other climate change impacts. Countries, organisations and communities need to develop adaptation solutions and implement action to respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening, as well as prepare for future impacts.

Adaptation is the process of adjusting in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and their effects or impacts. It refers to changes in processes, practices, and structures to moderate potential damages or to benefit from opportunities associated with climate change. Adaptation standards are powerful tools that support organisations in their climate change adaptation journey by demonstrating best practice.

This event aims to:

  • highlight best practice adaptation standards and how they have been used successfully across different sectors and industries;
  • bring together adaptation practitioners and specialists with a wide range of interested stakeholders.

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Venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

Speakers

Katherine Drayson

Katherine Drayson

City Planning Directorate, TfL (Transport for London)

strategy and planning manager

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Katherine Drayson

Katherine has worked in the environment sector for 16 years in roles within academia, consultancies, charities, and the public sector. She is currently a Strategy and Planning Manager in TfL’s City Planning directorate, responsible for helping embed green infrastructure and climate change adaptation into London’s transport networks. For example, she was responsible for the publication of TfL’s Adaptation Reporting Power submission to Defra.

Tim Reeder

Tim Reeder

London Climate Change Partnership

advisor

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Tim Reeder

Tim Reeder has over forty years’ experience in the environmental field and has been involved in climate change issues for most of that time. He was a contributing author to the IPCC 4th assessment report, the UKCP09 projections report and the second National Climate Change Risk Assessment. He is an advisor to the London Climate Change partnership, which he helped to set up.

He was the Project Scientist for the Environment Agency’s Thames Estuary 2100 project, which looked at the future of the Thames Barrier and flood risk management in the Thames Estuary and pioneered the concept of Adaptation Pathways. He chaired the panel which has produced the new British standard 8631 on Decision making and Adaptation Pathways. He has written several papers on climate change, uncertainty and decision making and continues to contribute to climate change adaptation practice and policy, working in the UK and abroad.

Swenja Surminski

Swenja Surminski

Grantham Research Institute

head of adaptation research

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Swenja Surminski

Swenja Surminski has been Head of Adaptation Research at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE), overseeing research projects on climate risk management, finance and resilience strategies since 2017. She is also Chair of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance. Swenja has recently accepted a new role as Managing Director Climate and Sustainability at Marsh McLennan. Her work focuses on capacity building and knowledge transfer between science, policy and industry, building on her work in industry and as advisor to governments, private sector and civil society, including as Visiting Academic at the Bank of England.

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Elira Alushi