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Heat resilience and sustainable cooling


The Environmental Audit Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into Heat resilience and sustainable cooling. It will look at the relationship between heat and health; examine the adequacy of current Government policies in relation to current and future need for cooling; and consider what measures could be taken to increase adaptation and resilience to rising temperatures. It is seeking written evidence to inform its inquiry and will hold an oral evidence session in order to form an initial view of the issues.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 17 August 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 25 October 2023
2:00pm Private
2:15pm Public
Heat resilience and sustainable cooling - Oral evidence 25 October 2023
  • Councillor Linda Taylor (Vice Chair, Local Infrastructure and Net Zero Board at Local Government Association, and Leader at Cornwall Council)
  • Francis Heil (Chartered Engineer and Principal Consultant at AtkinsRéalis, and Member at London Climate Change Partnership)
  • Adrian Dobson (Executive Director, Professional Knowledge and Standards at Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • Professor Elizabeth Robinson (Director at Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics)
  • Omar Abdelaziz (Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at The American University in Cairo, and Lead Author, Global Cooling Stocktake report at UN Environment Programme)
  • Eleni Myrivili (Global Chief Heat Officer at UN Habitat)
Room 6, Palace of Westminster
Monday 18 September 2023
4:00pm Private
4:15pm Public
Heat resilience and sustainable cooling - Oral evidence 18 September 2023
  • Professor Jason Lowe OBE (Head of Climate Services at Met Office Hadley Centre)
  • Professor Lea Berrang Ford (Deputy Director and Head, Centre for Climate and Health Security at UK Health Security Agency)
  • Dr Laurence Wainwright (Departmental Lecturer at The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford)
  • Dr Eric Laurentius Peterson (Visiting Research Fellow at University of Leeds)
  • Martin Passingham (Head of Product and Training at Daikin UK)
  • David Broom (Managing Director at Kensa Contracting)
  • Dr Chiara Delmastro (Energy Analyst Buildings at International Energy Agency (IEA))
Room 5, Palace of Westminster

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