Author: Chris
I am the current Chair of the RCCP and I represent the Environment Agency on the Partnership. I also lead the Water Supply and Flooding Theme.

Graph IPCC Special Report 15 – Global warming of 1.5degC  16 October 2018

The IPCC SR15 was released on 8 October 2018 with the strong messages that we have only 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5 degC. “The report highlights a number of climate change impacts that could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC, or more. For instance, by 2100, global …

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photo ICN Schools Summit  29 September 2018

It was my great pleasure to attend the InterClimate network (ICN) National Summit, on the 27 June. And it is great that the RCCP have been able to contribute towards the work of ICN, and helped to support the event. The day itself was fantastic…it did help that it was held at Portcullis House, and …

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photo Reading & Caversham flood scheme consultation  6 August 2018

  The Environment Agency has just finished a consultation on a proposed flood alleviation scheme for Reading and Caversham. This finished on the 26th July but you can view the plans here: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/thames/reading-and-caversham-flood-reduction-options/ If you scroll down to the bottom of the first page there are hyperlinks to the plans etc.   The website describes …

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photo of melting sea ice Reading Fringe festival – Climate Symposium  27 July 2018

CLIMATE SYMPOSIUM: “A WORLD WITHOUT…..” This Friday, 27th July – 1pm – I’m very excited to be joining Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio 3 presenter and festival curator), and 3 other panelists to talk about “ice, climate change, silence, darkness and beyond”. It’s going to be a really interesting cross-over between what I’ve been doing as …

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icon Climate Just website  8 June 2018

“Climate Just is an information tool designed to help with the delivery of equitable responses to climate change at the local level. Its main focus is to assist the development of socially just responses to the impacts of extreme events, such as flooding and heatwaves, as well as supporting wider climate change adaptation. It also includes …

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icon Keeping in touch  19 May 2018

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poster Ground source heat pumps for Reading  11 November 2017

This ‘Reading Climate Forum’ event was held at on  20 November 2017, in the conference hall at RISC – 35 London Street, Reading.   Rayner Mayer (Sciotech) – explained the need for ground source heat pumps in Reading, and the opportunity we have to take advantage of the chalk that underlies the town. Chris Beales …

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poster The effect of architecture on urban design  

Professor Lorraine Farrelly – Thursday 17th November 2016 “The effect of Architecture and Urban design on new buildings and refurbishments to achieve low environmental impact” Professor Lorraine Farrelly has adopted our suggested topic for a School of Architecture public meeting. Thursday 17th November 2016. 6:00 pm in the School of Architecture Building, London Road campus, …

Categories:   Reading Climate Forum  Series 2