Can London cope with severe weather events in the future?

02 June 2014

This meeting took place on 3 June 2014. Read the transcript here.

Will London cope with severe weather events in the future? Are the Mayor’s strategies in line with climate projections?

The London Assembly’s Environment Committee will tomorrow discuss with weather experts the likelihood and potential impact of severe weather events in London in coming decades.

The Committee will question the following guests:

  • Professor Martin Parry OBE, member of the Adaptation Sub-committee of the UK’s statutory Committee on Climate Change and visiting professor at Imperial College London.
  • Dr Emily Black, Senior Research Fellow, University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Climate division.
  • Dr Matt Huddleston, Principal Consultant on Climate Change, Met Office, and member of the steering committee of the London Climate Change Partnership
  • Simon Hughes, Deputy Director for London, Environment Agency

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 3 June from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. Stephen Knight AM, Chair of the Environment Committee, is available for interview. See contact details below.
  2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.