Assessing climate risks and creating climate resilient coastal communities

Assessing climate risks and creating climate resilient coastal communities

Thursday 16 May 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade

Come and hear about the latest research on climate risks to the UK homes and communities in this free lecture taking place at the University of Brighton's Grand Parade campus.

The lecture will explain the work of the Committee on Climate Change, particularly its Climate Change Risk Assessment and reports on the long-term challenges of managing England’s coastline and whether the UK's housing is fit for the future. The lecture will be followed by a Q+A session and a chance to network with professionals, researchers and students.

Speaker Dr Andrew Russell, Senior Science and Policy Analyst at the Committee on Climate Change, analyses flooding and coastal change and was the lead author for the Committee's report on Managing the Coast in a Changing Climate. He has previously been a university lecturer, associate editor of a scientific journal and a science communicator.

The Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) is an independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008. Its purpose is to advise the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.

Hosted by The University of Brighton's School of Architecture and Design, this lecture is the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South East branch 2019 Brighton Rock lecture and is a University of Brighton 'Responsible Futures' research initiative.