Turning Up the Heat
This online event will launch a new report led by the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment on the growing threat of heat risk in the UK.
The report discusses the impacts of extreme heat on health and wellbeing, the built and natural environment, infrastructure and the economy, and explores gaps in national policy on heat. It provides insights from first responders, local and national government and agencies, utilities and civil society organisations who had direct experience of the 2022 heatwaves in England.
The event will present findings from the report, outline a set of recommendations to enhance the UK’s preparedness to future extreme heat events, and initiate dialogue on next steps for this programme of work.
Keynote speaker: Dr Candice Howarth, Head of Local Climate Action at the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Chair: Dr Radhika Khosla, Associate Professor at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Cooling.
Andy Love, Founder of Shade the UK
Kathryn Brown, Director of Climate Change and Evidence, Wildlife Trusts
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