Climate risk and adaptation: Achieving Net Zero

Climate risk and adaptation: Achieving Net Zero
13 October 2021
10:00 - 11:00
Online event

Please join us for an online session to discuss how achieving Net Zero emissions in the UK will be affected by our ability to adapt to climate change risks.

Register here.

The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk identified the importance of successfully integrating action on adaptation and mitigation across government policy. Out of 15 relevant major UK Government announcements linked to addressing climate change made over the past three years, only four have included integrated plans and goals on adapting to climate change alongside goals and plans for reducing emissions.

Yet, the risk assessment identified numerous risks to achieving Net Zero in a changing climate, including risks to soil quality, including peat, and other land cover that leads to reduction in carbon sequestration capacity.

During this session we will hear from members of the Climate Change Committee and others about the need to successfully integrate adaptation and mitigation.

Event details:
• 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 13th October 2021
• The event will be chaired by Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Chair of the Adaptation Committee
• The session will include a presentation by Richard Millar of the Climate Change Committee secretariat
• Further panellists to be announced

UK Climate Risk – State of the Nation series
The UK Climate Risk – State of the Nation series delves into the Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk, focusing on: key sectors exposed to priority risks, important players in responding to climate risk, and some of the key challenges raised in the assessment. You can find links to register for the event series at https://www.theccc.org.uk/news-insights/coming-up/

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