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UK climate change adaptation – priorities, the strategic pathway to net zero emissions, and ambitions for COP26

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Online

This conference will discuss priorities for climate change adaptation in the UK.

The discussion at a glance:

  • the strategic route map towards net zero emissions
  • creating a green, sustainable and fair COVID–19 recovery plan
  • priorities for the rescheduled COP26

Climate change and environment policy developments:

  • major initiatives – including the updated Agriculture Bill and the Environment Bill and establishment of the Office for Environmental Protection – and the National Infrastructure Strategy due this year
  • net–zero emissions by 2050 – the UK legally–binding target, with developments including the launch of a net zero transport board, and plans to reduce industrial and domestic emissions
  • flooding and costal erosion – the Government’s long–term plan to tackle the risks, and the Environment Agency’s National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England
  • emission levels – the recommendations for years 2033 to 2037 expected in December as part of the Sixth Carbon Budget
  • threats and adaptation priorities – the creation of the third Climate Change Risk Assessment, due for publication in 2022 – with updated evidence expected next year
  • economic recovery following the pandemic – the Prime Minister’s New Deal for Britain highlighting clean energy, transport and natural infrastructure restoration for adaptation
  • CC recommendations – turning the COVID–19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change – investments in low–carbon energy and energy efficiency, developing the circular economy, reskilling for low–carbon employment, setting net–zero as a core cross–departmental, goal encouraging societal behavioural change, scaling up climate research, and ensuring extreme weather events are factored in to forthcoming infrastructure strategies
Cost   More Details See website for details
Time   More Details 8:30am – 1:00pm
Contact   More Details
+44 (0)1344 864796
info@forumsupport.co.uk
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/UK-priorities-for-climate-change-adaptation