Developing Climate Resilience and Equity in London

As extreme temperatures impact on health and wellbeing, our event for London Climate Action Week asks how cities can develop equitable climate resilience.

London's climate is changing with temperatures reaching 40°C in the capital in 2022 with nearly 400 deaths attributed to heat. A year before, one month’s rain fell in an hour forcing residents to be evacuated and eight tube lines to be suspended.

Extreme weather is increasing pressures on residents' health and daily lives, which could exacerbate inequalities in the city. 

This event is the first in a new programme on climate resilience and equity in London and beyond.

With Londoners likely to face more 40°C days, we will focus on ways to heat and cool buildings and neighborhoods to ensure our urban envioronment can cope with the extreme temperatures.

We’ll discuss the viability, affordability and financing of such measures. Attendees will hear different perspectives, practical ideas and have a chance to share their own experiences.


Jazmin Burgess, Director, Inclusive Climate Action, C40

  • International picture, learning from cities
  • London climate equity pledge

Tom Dollard, Partner ‑ Sustainability and Innovation, Pollard Thomas Edwards

  • Heating and cooling guide
  • Buildings scale

Camilla Siggaard Andersen, Practice Leader – Landscape & Urbanism, Hassell

  • Neighborhood scale

Andrew van Doorn, CEO, HACT (invited)

Dr Phil Askew – Director Landscape, Peabody (invited)

The event will start off with some brief presentations at 4pm to share best practice and practical ideas, and then move into an discussion for attendees to learn from each other.

As always with a Future of London event there will be plenty of time for networking, and the findings from this session will be published on our website. 

Thanks to our programme sponsors Arup, Countryside Partnerships, Mount Anvil, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Potter Raper and Trowers & Hamlins. 

When: June 24, 15:30 - 17:30
Where/Format: In person, N1

Image: Langdon Park in Tower Hamlets by Matt Buck via Flickr


This event is free to attend thanks to our supporters, but places are limited and registration is essential.

  1. Click 'Register now' and fill out the form.
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  3. We'll let you know if a place becomes available. This is likely to be two weeks from registration.

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24th June 2024 from  3:30 PM to  5:30 PM
United Kingdom