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Adapting to the impacts of climate change must consider the diversity of people and communities and their differing needs. We must also understand the way places work and the actions needed ranging from individual building design to large-scale coastal flood defence. 

The specific challenge for planning is to think about how these issues will play out over the lifespan of development (usually a minimum of 100 years) and to consider future climate impacts, for example how sea level will continue to rise after 2100. Our response now will lock us into certain irreversible pathways. 

This implies new ways of thinking and working. Time is running out for us to begin building resilience, so we need immediate, radical action.

This session will provide an overview of policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level and to embed effective local plan policies on adaptation. It will also cover the importance of ensuring that development management decisions effectively implement and monitor these policies and the way that adaptation measures can also deliver on other critical areas such as public health.

Thanks to the generous support of Flood Re, this webinar will be free to attend. A recording will also be available on the TCPA website until January 2021.


13:30   Welcome and introduction from the Chair

 Jessie Fieth, Projects and Policy Manager, TCPA 


13:35   The adaptation challenge

Hugh Ellis, Director of Policy, TCPA


13:45   Incorporating assumption of insurance availability in development

Katherine Greig, Senior Transition Specialist, FloodRe


14:00   Positive adaptation options

Sam Kipling, Senior Advisor - Resilience and Adaptation, Environment Agency


14:15   UK progress in preparing for climate change

Gemma Holmes, Adaptation Sub Committee


14:30   Q & A


15:00   End


Price: This webinar is free to attend.

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