Climate Change Adaptation Workshop

Dorset LNP and Dorset LEP jointly hosted a workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in Dorset on 18 June 2019. The event was supported by Chapman Lily Planning Ltd and Kingston Maurward College.

A Report from the event has now been published:

The presentations are available below:


  • To raise the profile of the need for collaborative climate change adaptation working in Dorset
  • To engage stakeholders in developing collaborative working on climate change adaptation

9.00        Registration, refreshments and networking

Session 1: The impacts and risks of climate change

9.30        Welcome and Introduction – Luke Rake (Dorset LEP) & Simon Cripps (Dorset LNP)

9.50        The UK Climate Projections 2018 Scenarios: Introduction and OverviewAntony Littlechild (Dorset Council) – excludes film

10.10     Committee on Climate Change: UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence ReportMaria Clarke (Dorset LNP)

10.30     United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: Resilience Frontiers – An international perspective to adaptation – Chris Skelly (Public Health Dorset)

Session 2: Adaptation in Dorset past, present and future

10.50     Summary of previous/current climate change adaptation work within Dorset – Rebecca Landman (BCP Council)

11.00     Refreshments

11.20     Dorset case studies

11.45     Q&A – Chaired by Simon Cripps

12.00     Interactive workshop session (write of this session to be added)

Q1: What are the key risks relevant to the topic area and what impacts/opportunities could we expect?

Q2: What do we need to do, who needs to be involved and are there any existing groups/forums/structures which could be utilised or is a new working group required?

Q3: Is there interest in working collaboratively to develop a joint adaptation framework, and if so, how does this group prefer to communicate?

12.45     Workshop feedback

12.55     Sum up and next steps – Luke Rake

13.00     Close

We would welcome feedback from the event to help us develop a climate change adaptation framework forward. Please complete the feedback form here.

The call for evidence is open until 31 July – submit details here.

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