Climate Change and the Economy (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3486
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are you taking to ensure London businesses are aware of the extent of their exposure to climate change risks?

Answer

Answer for Climate Change and the Economy (2)

Answer for Climate Change and the Economy (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Mayor has been working through the London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP) to raise awareness of London's businesses to the challenges and opportunities presented by our changing climate.

Businesses of all sizes can access free information and support online by visiting Climate UK's Business Resilience Health Check, which was created in partnership with LCCP.  The tool enables businesses to access a bespoke report outlining the actions that they should address, in order to secure long-term survival, profitability and growth by being more resilient to the risks they face both now and in the future.

Also, the LCCP is working with Trucost and Lloyds on a research project proposal to understand the challenges and opportunities of a single climate impact on a single key sector of the London economy.