Category Archives: adaptation

Flooding: Infographic Now Available

An infographic commissioned to accompany the 21st Century Challenges discussion series illustrates the challenge of tackling flood risk in the UK. The infographic was displayed at a 21st Century Challenges public discussion on ‘Flooding: National Problem, Local Solutions‘ at the Rheged Centre on Saturday 11th March. Infographic by Greg Stevenson.

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Keeping Floods at Bay: Property Level Protection

Cookers at eye-level, water-resistant floor tiles, waterproof brickwork and water pumps: these are all measures that householders and businesses can install to protect their premises from the worst effects of flooding, and to allow them to continue their lives as normal after a flood event. Yet it is not yet standard practice in flood-affected areas to install such ‘Property Level Resilience’

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Resilience to climate change: policy context

In advance of the 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum, ‘Resilience to climate change: who pays (and who benefits)?’ on 17 November, the RGS-IBG Policy Team has pulled together brief background information to set the context for the event. It’s not too late to register to attend: please contact the Policy Team by Friday 13 November to reserve your space at the panel

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Public panel discussion: Ready for impact?

London's flood risk

All are welcome to attend our next public panel discussion. Ready for impact? Tuesday 10 November 2015 7.00pm – 8.30pm Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) We live in a rapidly changing world. How can the UK become more resilient to the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a changing climate? Are we adapting fast enough? Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment and

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Resilience to Climate Change: Who Pays (and Who Benefits)?

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A knowledge-exchange event at the RGS-IBG in London on 17th November will explore the question of ‘who pays?’ to deliver adaptation to climate change in the UK, and with this, community resilience. Coming a week before the Spending Review, which will be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 25th November, this event will consider not only who should pay

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