Please join us for an online session to discuss the key climate risks that businesses are exposed to in the UK and the role of business in delivering a climate resilient UK.
The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk identified that businesses are vulnerable to a range of climate impacts from heavy rainfall, surface water flooding and high temperatures, to water scarcity and coastal flooding. These impacts create a range of risks, such as disruption to supply chains and distribution networks, damage to business sites and reduced productivity. Some business decisions are creating additional risk by locking in increased exposure and vulnerability.
Some action has already been taken by businesses, however, and businesses, large and small have a key role to play in delivering a climate resilient UK. The changing climate could also bring opportunities to some sectors and localities leading to new markets for goods and services.
During this session we will hear from lead authors of the Business and Industry chapter of The Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Technical Report.
• 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 6th October 2021
• The event will be chaired by Rosalyn Schofield, Member of the Adaptation Committee
• The session will include a presentation by David Style from 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/