UK’s resilience to heatwaves examined

24 April 2018

The Environmental Audit Committee examines evidence and witnesses for the Committee’s inquiry into the UK’s resilience to heatwaves.


Tuesday 24 April 2018, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.20am

  • Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change
  • Professor Mike Davies, Member of Adaptation Sub-Committee, Committee on Climate Change
  • Dr Peter Stott, Science fellow in Attribution, The Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services

Purpose of the session

The session will begin with a panel discussion on heatwave definitions, patterns of heatwaves in the UK and the risks heatwaves pose to health, well-being and productivity.

The session will also explore whether government actions to date are sufficient to enable the UK to adapt to heatwaves, for instance changing the design of our buildings and cities and testing the resilience of our water supply.

Further information

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