BOOK NOW for FREE Climate Projections training

We recently announced FREE training for third sector organisations in the use of the new UK Climate Projection tools on 28 July in Reading. You can now book your place online at: http://bookwhen.com/pip

PiP Booking Form

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Full details of the training are given below.

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT YOUR COMMUNITY?
This is the question that the recently launched UK Climate Projections 09 will help you answer. Come and learn about them and how to use them.

This is a FREE event with limited places.

Time: TUESDAY 28 JULY, 1300-1600
Place: Northgate House, 21-23 Valpy Street, Reading, RG1 1AR (5 minutes walk from Reading station. Click here for a map.)

Speakers from: Defra, Office of the Third Sector, the UK Climate Impacts Programme and ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England)
Book now online: Reserve your place by visiting: www.bookwhen.com/pip
Contact: www.defra.gov.uk/adaptation/ and PipEvents@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Further information:
On 18 June, Defra and the Devolved Administrations launched the UK Climate Projections for the 21st century in conjunction with the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) and the Met Office. These cutting-edge climate change scenarios will help organisations plan and prepare for the impacts of our changing climate. They provide projections of the future climate of the UK, based on sophisticated modelling by the Met Office Hadley Centre – a world leader in climate science. This includes information on temperature, rainfall and sea level rise up to the end of the century for three different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. This can be provided on 25 kilometre grid squares across the UK and all the information will be accessible to the public for free. The Projections build on those in previous years but for the first time provide a range of possible outcomes rather than a single estimate.

They will be key to assessing impacts (e.g. floods, water supply, overheating of buildings and risks to infrastructure) and actions to address these risks (e.g. in building regulations, planning decisions, regeneration investments and local government action with communities). A range of support, training and further research is available to support organisations in this work.

As part of this support package for the UK Climate Projections, UKCIP, Defra and the Devolved Administrations are planning a comprehensive series of events – Projections in Practice (PiP). This event for the Third Sector is aimed at senior decision makers, planners and risk managers, and will:

  • raise awareness of the Projections and give an overview, highlighting the headline messages and exploring the data
  • talk about adapting to climate change in relation to the third sector
  • illustrate how the Projections can be used to support adaptation planning
  • set the Projections in the context of the wider adapting to climate change agenda
  • give details of further free products and support that is available.
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