The resources on this page are designed to introduce the importance of planning for climate change and to explain, in a simple and easily accessible format, how to navigate and capitalise on the mechanisms and policy instruments that underpin this action.   

They are aimed primarily at local authority officers but are also useful for elected members, practitioners, students and anyone who is trying to understand how the planning system can contribute to addressing the climate challenge.


TCPA Webinar: Planning for Climate Change - the adaptation challenge

Planning for climate resilience – Hugh Ellis, Director of Policy, TCPA (time: 3:15). Presentation slides are available to download here.

Flood Re and the importance of future insurance availability in development – Katherine Greig, Senior Transition Specialist, Flood Re (time: 17:20). Presentation slides are available to download here.

Positive adaptation options – Sam Kipling, Senior Advisor, Environment Agency (time: 31:45). Presentation slides are available to download here.

Planning for climate change – Gemma Holmes, Senior Analyst, Committee on Climate Change (time: 49:00). Presentation slides are available to download here.


Building blocks for the relationship between the planning system and the changing climate


'Successful SuDS schemes' - John Rumble, Hertfordshire County Council

From online workshop on 'planning for flood risk - urban areas', Monday 30th November 2020.


'Future insurance cover in urban areas' - Katherine Greig, FloodRe

From online workshop on 'planning for flood risk - urban areas', Monday 30th November 2020.


'Rural and upland issues and examples of good practice' - Simon Dart, Environment Agency

From online workshop on 'planning for flood risk - rural and upland areas', Monday 7th December 2020. 


These resources have been produced thanks to the generous support of Flood Re. 

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