Adaptation in practice events series

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we’re hosting a series of talks and seminars to explore adaptation in practice.

Climate change adaptation showcase

20 November 2017, Oxford

We celebrated our birthday with a showcase featuring the latest research and best practice in adaptation from here in the UK and from our friends at Griffith University in Australia.

Our former directors shared their thoughts on UKCIP:

In the evening we hosted the premiere of a new film from Griffith University, Dealing with disasters: the silent achievers safeguarding health and security in a changing climate.

Go to the Climate change adaptation showcase page to view the presentations.

Presentations from the day included:

  • Policy context Gemma Holmes, Adaptation Sub-Committee
  • What is available for decision-makers? Roger Street, UKCIP
  • Communication climate change Tanya Wilkins, UKCIP
  • Social responses in a changing climate Jamie Clarke, Climate Outreach
  • Climate change and global health security: Selected case studies from the Asia-Pacific (China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Vietnam), Prof Cordia Chu, Griffith University
  • Securing plant-derived food from the impacts of changing climates on disease management, Associate Prof Rebecca Ford, Griffith University
  • Adaptation challenges and successes in the Pacific, Prof Brendan Mackey, Griffith Climate Change Response Programme
  • Landscape change and disease emergence, Prof Hamish McCallum, Griffith University
  • CCA & DRR, Julia Barrott, SEI Oxford
  • Using research in industry, Dr Anastasia Mylona, CIBSE

Developing a heatwave adaptation index

June 2017

Prof Pierre Valois, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Could a simple index of indicators help to identify individuals who struggle to adapt in a heatwave?

Pierre is director of the Québec Observatory of Adaptation to Climate Change. His research deals with the concepts of individual and organisational climate change adaptation.

Adaptation risk ownership

June 2017

Celeste Young, Collaborative Research Fellow, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

Making natural disasters everyone’s business – do we need a rethink of how we as a society view, interact with, and understand risk?

Celeste is a sustainability and climate change professional with a particular interest in innovation and the use of creative and business processes.

Climate justice in the UK

May 2017

Katharine Knox, Policy & research manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

What are the social justice issues arising from climate change, and the policy and practice responses to it?

Katharine led JRF’s work on climate change, social justice and community resilience as well as contributing to work on housing, regeneration, community assets and public spaces.