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Climate Change and the Ecological Turn in Planning

06 October 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM / West Midlands / England / Online

06 October 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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RTPI West Midlands | [email protected]

This webinar forms part of our RTPI Online series and is brought to you by RTPI West Midlands.

This seminar takes an interdisciplinary perspective on climate change impacts and how planning and management across the sectors need to change accordingly. The content is suitable for public and private sector professionals and especially planning professionals in strategic positions, policy development, development control and landscape scale planning. It highlights the dangers of simply carrying on with business as usual. This first of three seminars focuses on the scientific context and strategic climate change governance issues.


Chair: Maria Dunn, Birmingham City Council

  • Climate change facts and why this requires an ecological turn in planning to facilitate the sustainability transformation - Claudia Carter, Birmingham City University
  • Building with increased flood risk in mind: the Environment Agency's perspective - Jim Davies & Team, Environment Agency
  • Q&A session - all speakers

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance your understanding of climate change impacts across different sectors and built and natural environment interests
  • Recognise the need for integrated and environmentally aware policies and actions and how existing national policies and guidance facilitate (or hinder) this
  • Gain valuable insights on champions of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and actions at the regional and local scale

Find part two of this series here and part three here.



The RTPI West Midlands 2020 CPD Programme is kindly sponsored by No5 Chambers


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