IES Forum: Managing and communicating climate risk

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The World Meteorological Society recently reported that there is a fifty-fifty chance of the world reaching 1.5°c of warming by 2026. This webinar underlines the importance of understanding, managing and communicating climate risk effectively. 

Hear from expert speakers on the topic of climate risk: what it is, case studies on how it can be managed and the best ways to communicate risk to key stakeholders. We will be joined by three speakers exploring this important topic: 

  • Climate risk assessment - How to convey the most important climate risks to decisions makers, Dr Daniel Quiggin, Chatham House - An example of constructing engaging and easy to understand climate risk assessment information for heads of government, whilst minimising the potential of oversimplifying the complexity of the science
  • Climate risk management, Murray Dale, JBA Consulting - Converting climate projections into meaningful decision support guidance and tools to better manage climate risk
  • From climate risk to climate policy? Adventures connecting decision-makers and researchers, Lucy Hubble-Rose, University College London

Our speakers

Dr Daniel Quiggin is a senior research fellow with the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. He has expertise in the modelling, analysis and forecasting of national and global energy systems, having modelled various UK government energy scenarios and published a UK 2030 energy scenario, commissioned by Greenpeace UK.

As a senior policy adviser at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Daniel led work on the post-Brexit policy implications for the energy sector’s trade of goods and services, and helped shape effective strategies for the energy and climate package of the UK-EU FTA negotiations.

Murray Dale is a Chartered Meteorologist and Technical Director at JBA Consulting. He has 30 years’ experience in hydrometeorology, climate resilience and water management in the UK and internationally. He has recently been leading three UK Climate Research projects related to climate services, and four climate and weather resilience international projects for the World Bank. He is especially keen on converting climate science output into useful information for decision making and risk reduction. 

Dr Lucy Hubble-Rose is Deputy Director of UCL's Climate Action Unit and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Earth Sciences at UCL. Following a Masters in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in Climate Change Engagement from the University of Exeter, Lucy became fascinated by disentangling the knotty people problems of climate change and the practical challenges of making action happen. This led Lucy to co-found and run a creative design practice which specialised in connecting expert and non-expert audiences wrestling with different perspectives on social and environmental issues. From there, she went to work in the rail sector to introduce and develop innovation practices and now works full time delivering programmes for the Climate Action Unit. At the CAU Lucy is responsible for developing the structure and strategy of the organisation’s programmes. Working with other CAU collaborators, she delivers detailed end-to-end designs for workshops and interventions that break silos, bridge divides, and overcome barriers to climate action.

This event is free for IES members to attend, non-members are welcome to attend for a small fee of £25. A member of the IES team will contact you to organise payment.

Who to contact

Derek Jardine

Events & Training Officer

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