Webinar: Climate change adaptation - a cross-sector perspective
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We are delighted to be joined by Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Vice Chair of the Committee on Climate Change and Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee, for a panel session exploring how organisations across the sectors can collaborate to adapt to current and future risks to the UK from climate change.
Join us for your opportunity to:
- Learn how the CCC is supporting the government in preparing the UK for the impacts of climate change
- Hear a range of perspectives on adaptation to risks such as increased flooding, extreme weather events, and unstable supply chains
- Pose your questions to our panel of experts
Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge
ChairCommittee on Climate Change, Adaptation Sub-Committee
Baroness Brown serves as Deputy Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, chairing its Adaptation Sub-Committee. She also acts as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador. She is Chair of the Carbon Trust and the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, a Non-Executive Director of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and a Council member of Innovate UK. She is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. Previous roles include a decade spent as the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, serving as Principal of the Engineering Faculty at Imperial College, London, and a series of senior business and engineering posts at Rolls-Royce plc.
Director of Environment, Planning and InnovationUnited Utilities
Jo Harrison is the Director of Environment, Planning and Innovation at United Utilities. She has over 20 years of experience working in the water industry and has worked for United Utilities since 1998. In her current role she is accountable for leading the approach to environmental and long term planning for the next 25 years; including developing and strengthening the Company’s approach to all aspects of the environment, climate change and carbon, asset management, risk and resilience. Jo has a BSc in Geography and Ecology from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control from Manchester University. She is a chartered member of the Institute of Water and Environmental Managers (CIWEM) and a Chartered Environmentalist. She is also a member of the North West Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC), a trustee of the Community Forest Trust and a trustee of the Rivers Trust.
DirectorKent County Council