This is a critical time for climate action. In the most recent assessment of risks the UK faces from climate-related hazards, over 60% were given the highest urgency score, a staggering increase in urgency compared to the previous assessment. Destructive climate impacts and extreme weather changes will affect all members of our society, devastate lives and livelihoods, and have a detrimental impact on the buildings, infrastructure and environments that keep us secure from hazards such as flooding and overheating.   

As noted by the Climate Change Committee, the UK currently lacks associated targets or goals for resilience standards at a national, local or sectoral level. This is reflected in UKGBC’s 2025 strategy which identifies the need to define these targets through collaborative research and engagement with the wider built environment industry. 

As part of UKGBC’s Resilience and Nature Programme, we are launching a project with the built environment industry to co-create a sector roadmap for climate resilience in the built environment. By developing science-driven, industry-wide targets to be achieved in the short, medium and longer term, this project could help to fill the urgent and critical gap identified by the CCC – investing in and optimising our built environment for a climate resilient future. This project will follow a similar path of UKGBC’s Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project which provided both the industry and government a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the built environment.

At this in-person event, UKGBC’s newly appointed CEO, Smith Mordak, will introduce the scope, objectives and aims of this project and chair a panel discussion with experts on topic of climate resilience, followed by audience Q&A.

Why attend?

Understand the scope, objectives and impact of UKGBC’s ground-breaking Resilience Roadmap project and how to get involved 
Learn how climate resilience can impact you and your organisation, now 
Hear first-hand expert’s insights on climate resilience with a localised perspective 
Connect and network with built environment professionals in the region  
Be empowered to mitigate risk and take action with front-of-industry insights 

Who should attend? 

Built environment professionals with an interest in climate resilience and adaptation. Technical knowledge of climate resilience is not a requirement. 

Resilience & Nature Partners

Our climate change adaptation work is supported by our Resilience & Nature Partners.

Event details

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