With global temperatures rising, acute weather events are presenting a fundamental challenge to societies and businesses around the world. Climate change poses an increasing threat to global social and economic infrastructure. Climate resilience is the capacity of a system to absorb the stresses imposed by climate variability, allowing systems to evolve into a more robust state that are able to better withstand these threats.
In this webinar David Viner, Global Practice Leader at Mott MacDonald, will give a 30-minute introduction to climate resilience in consultancy, with an element of career retrospective. Anna Tuddenham from the climate resilience team will present alongside David providing an early career professional’s perspective which will include reference to project work and case studies.
This webinar will provide an introduction to the topic of climate resilience, an overview of what it is like to work in the sector and the latest developments in this rapidly-developing field.
About the speakers
Dr David Viner is the Global Practice Leader for Climate Resilience at Mott MacDonald. With over 25 years working exclusively in climate change David is responsible for ensuring that the company’s work is of the highest standard and reflects current scientific thinking.
David is currently a Lead Author for the IPCC and was recently made a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Science 2017. He has been involved with the IPCC since 1993 and helped establish and manage the IPCC’s Data Distribution Centre. Prior to Mott MacDonald David was the Global Director of the British Council’s highly praised Climate Change Programme from 2008 -2011. As Principal Specialist on Climate Change at Natural England David developed a landscape scale approach for climate change adaptation to help make the environment more resilient.
|Anna Tuddenham is a climate resilience consultant with a focus on adaptation and resilience and the Early Careers Professional Practice Lead for Climate Resilience at Mott MacDonald. With a master’s degree in environmental sciences, she has a strong understanding of climate change and environmental assessment. Anna’s career has focussed on bespoke climate change risk assessments (CCRAs) for clients at project level, to scope risks and identify adaptation responses in a range of countries, including the UK. This has involved the selection of relevant climate baseline data and climate change scenarios and development of prioritisation of adaptation responses.|
This webinar is free for all IES members.
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