Extreme weather events such as flash flooding, drought and heat waves are set to become more frequent due to climate change. The City needs to develop resilience if it is to remain a pleasant place to live, work and visit.
Call for evidence
Is your building or landscaping resilient to climate change? What have you done to prevent flooding or overheating? Please tell us about it at email@example.com
Our adaptation strategy
In 2007 the City of London Corporation adopted the world's first climate change adaptation strategy and in 2010 we reviewed our progress in implementing its recommendation:
We used the adaptation strategy to guide our response to the risk of flooding, including our innovative work on green roofs.
The City is at relatively low risk of flooding, however there are areas which are vulnerable to flash flooding from intense rainfall which could happen at any time. There is also a longer term need to increase the height of the flood defence walls on the Thames riverside to protect the area from the impacts of rising sea levels. For more information see the City's Flood Risk pages.