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Two-day workshop:review

by Claire Walsh last modified 2007-09-21 15:07

SKCC: two-day workshop

A two-day workshop was held on 14th and 15th May at Harbourne Hall, Birmingham. Over 50 delegates attended the workshop which focussed on the following three topics:

1.   Evaluation of adaptation options across sectors,

2.   Linking adaptation and mitigation strategies,

3.   Impacts and adaptation in existing and new building stock.


The two-days consisted of a combination of presentations and discussion groups.

The workshop set out to:

o  examine the climate adaptation measures emerging across all of the BKCC projects,

o  develop an assessment of the inter-relationships between these measures,

o  evaluate their combined impacts and identify any potential conflicts.


Cutting across these themes were four questions:

1.   What is current practice?

2.   What future developments are needed to progress practice?

3.   What are the barriers to future developments?

4.   What are the knowledge gaps and what are the research challenges?

The two days are intended to be an opportunity to discuss the current state of knowledge and to understand future challenges and opportunities.

A report on the workshop is available HERE .

Position papers:

Theme 1: Evaluation of adaptation options across sectors

Theme 2: Linking adaptation and mitigation strategies

Theme 3: The building stock: impacts and adaptation

Speakers presentations on each of the themes can be viewed below:





Jim Hall


Newcastle University 

Introduction to the workshop and SKCC 

John Handley


University of Manchester 

Evaluation of adaptation options across sectors 

Lisa Horrocks


AEA Energy and Environment 

Making policy and measuring progress in adaptation 

Darryn McEvoy 


University of Maastricht 

Climate policy: an EU perspective

Jim Hall

Newcastle University 

Linking adaptation and mitigation strategies

Keith Budden 

Birmingham Strategic Partnership 

Birmingham tackling climate change 

Jeremy Owen 

Land Use Consultants 

Climate change mitigation and adaptation plan for the draft south east plan 

May Cassar


The building stock: impacts and adaptation 

 Andrew Brown


Ecclesiastical Insurance

 Damage and damage limitation: an insurer's perspective

Tadj Oreszczyn


Moving interdisciplinary research forward 

Workshop Report

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