Climate is Changing: Adapt or Die!

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Theatre :  Behaviour Change  Sustainability and Net Zero 


The headlines will not be new to most people— climate change is happening, it’s caused by humans and it’s serious.

This rise in temperature will come with increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, causing devastating impacts to people and ecosystems as well as business continuity.

While business efforts to date have focused on mitigation – and rightly so – corporate adaptation and resilience strategies will become increasingly commonplace and increasingly vital.

How current business models can respond with robust adaptation strategies to score a competitive advantage?

Why companies’ adaptation and resilience strategy should go beyond business operations and consider the broader impacts on society?

  • David will talk about the scientific evidence on climate change, the extend of the problem and the urgency for action.
  • Sarah will be talking about the impacts of climate change in the Construction industry and how new designs and retrofits are including climate change adaptation strategies along with financial impacts.
  • Sue will be taking about the impact of climate change on land and agriculture, land use decision making challenges, agro-ecology as part of the climate change adaptation strategy and the need to choose our adaptation path carefully.
David Vaughan Former Director of Science British Antarctic SurveyDavid Vaughan Former Director of Science
British Antarctic Survey
Parthena Exizidou Energy & Carbon Reduction Manager British Antarctic SurveyParthena Exizidou Senior Carbon Manager (Net Zero Transition lead)
British Antarctic Survey
Sarah Jolliffe Carbon Reduction Lead BAM Nuttall LtdSarah Jolliffe Carbon Reduction Lead
BAM Nuttall Ltd
Sue Pritchard Chief Executive at The Food Farming & Countryside CommissionSue Pritchard CEO
Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

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