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Last winter heavy rain, storm force winds and large waves combined with high spring tides presented England with unprecedented flooding from the sea, rivers, groundwater and surface water.
Thousands of properties were flooded, infrastructure was damaged and tragically, eight people lost their lives. The full impact of these events has not yet been calculated but we do know that 175,000 businesses in England are at risk of flooding [note1].
These videos introduce the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report. The findings of Working Group Two focuses on Vulnerability,Impacts and Adaptation.
These are central themes of not only the latest thinking on how best to meet the Climate Change Challenge, but go to the heart of the work of Risk and Business Continuity professionals across business around the world.
This short video introduces the Smart Guide - Adapting to Climate Change using your Business Continuity Management System.
The guide has been published by BSI in partnership with Climate Ready following our research over the past two years where one of the common requests was for more clarity on how to integrate Climate Adaptation factors into the Business Continuity and Risk Management processes.
This Webcast will be the first of an intital series of SIX focusing on the role of Business Continuity and Risk in managing the Adaptation to Climate Risk.
The events will be available through our Fuzebox conferencing system and be available for viewing after the event through the our websites Climate Adaptation Portal. These webcasts are held in association with the Environment Agency as part of the national Climate Ready Programme.
This webcast is the second in the the Continuity ForumsClimate Adaptation Programme (CAP)webcast series and focuses on the critical role BCM and Risk Professionals have in addressing the threats posed by Climate Change.
In this edition Continuity Forum Programme Director, Sara McKenna, questions Russell Price and Kylie Russell (Business Lead for the Environment Agency Climate Ready programme) on the work underway and how the BCM and Risk professions need to evolve their efforts.
David Cole, Chief Risk Officer of Swiss Re: speaking at the World Economic Forum Conference on Risk and Resilience, the effects on Global Supply Chains and the planning and adaptation needed around the world.
For more information on the Global Risk Report, Climate Adaptation and Supply Chain issues
The global climate is changing and will continue to change over the coming century.
Most climate scientists agree that much of this is attributable to increased atmospheric concentrations of ‘greenhouse’ gases produced by human activities. Even if we manage to limit future greenhouse gas emissions, current and historical emissions mean that a certain amount of additional warming is inevitable.
This summary presents key findings from the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), the first-ever comprehensive assessment of potential risks and opportunities for the UK arising from climate change.
The CCRA represents a key part of the Government’s response to the Climate Change Act 2008, which requires a series of assessments of climate risks to the UK, both under current conditions and over the long term.
The CCRA has used currently available evidence to produce an initial snapshot of how a changing climate may affect the UK up to the year 2100. It will be updated every five years, taking account of new climate observations and improved understanding of future climate change and risk.
Since 2006 the Continuity Forum has been working with a number of agencies and bodies to develop a deeper understanding and relevance of the Risk and Business Continuity professions applies to one of the biggest issues of our time... Climate Change.
This portal is part of that effort. Through these pages we'll be providing you with support and resources, as well as asking for your insight and ideas, all geared to create a more connected and effective approach to the planning and priorities needed to address the effects of Climate Change.
This has become an important policy matter to us and the chart below illustrates why.