Climate Resilience Roundtable – Birmingham
UKGBC is hosting a roundtable on climate resilience in Birmingham this March, as part of series of activities to explore what the risks are to the UK built environment from a changing climate and what can be done to make buildings and infrastructure more resilient. We want to share these learnings from this programme and provide an opportunity for members to discuss what action is being taken in the West Midlands to adapt to a future climate.
Our climate is changing and the impacts on our buildings, infrastructure and way of life are set to increase. The summer heatwave across the northern hemisphere has brought climate change back to the front pages. However, the world is still on course to breach the Paris Agreement’s aim of keeping global temperature rise to below 2 degrees this century. In July Defra published the updated National Adaptation Programme and in November the datasets for UK Climate Projections (UKCP18) will be released, the first major update since 2009.
This event is part of UKGBC’s current Climate Resilience project, which is funded by Innovate UK. You can find out more about the project here.