Climate change seminars

Climate change courses from world-leading experts

Planet Earth on a hot electric ring

The scientific evidence is overwhelming — our climate is warming. These changes will affect all organisations. To plan effectively for the future, influencers and decision-makers in Government and the public sector need to understand how the climate will change and how this may impact their organisation.

Met Office climate change seminars will equip you with the knowledge of climate change you need to make the best decisions for your organisation, so that the plans you make today safeguard your future success in a changing climate.

Using the latest research from the world-leading Met Office Hadley Centre — the authoritative voice on climate change — our seminars will build an understanding of why and how our climate is changing and the likely impacts.

Focusing on how we can plan for the future, our seminars also explore some of the options available for organisations to reduce (mitigate) and prepare for (adapt to) climate change.

Our bespoke in-house seminars can be tailored to address your specific concerns. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What you’ll learn

By the end of our seminars, you will:

  • understand why and how our climate is changing and the likely impacts;
  • be equipped to dispel scepticism about climate change in your organisation and ensure your colleagues’ engagement;
  • know the steps you need to take to factor climate change into the decisions you make for your organisation.

Who should attend

This seminar is designed for professionals in Government and the public sector. It’s particularly appropriate for those with responsibility for, or interest in, planning, projects and policies. No prior scientific training is required.

Format

The format for seminars is centered around a number of topics.

The Earth’s climate, including:

  • Defining climate and climate change
  • The latest evidence that our climate is changing
  • Myth busting

What does the future hold, including:

  • Future global projections of climate change
  • UK regional predictions
  • Potential impacts

Mitigation and adaptation, including:

  • Mitigation strategies
  • Dealing with unavoidable climate change
  • Avoiding worst case scenarios
  • Sourcing relevant guidance and information

Who runs the seminars?

Climate change scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre run the seminars. They have all made significant contributions to many national and international climate change groups, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the UK Climate Impacts Programme. They also provide information and guidance to climate reviews which included the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.