SSC Newsletter 26: Publication of Heatwave Policy Brief

Published on 2 June 2023 at 12:57

We are delighted that 'The 2022 heatwaves: England’s response and future preparedness for heat risk' Policy Brief was published yesterday and attracted a lot of media attention. Starting last summer, during the heatwaves of 2022, SSC worked in collaboration with colleagues from the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change - London School of Economics and Political Science, the Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN) and the Red Cross.

Our research found that stakeholders from local authorities, first responders, utility companies and the transport sector are concerned that England is not ready to respond to extreme heatwaves this summer. The policy brief identifies the impacts of the 2022 heatwave and suggests recommendations for future preparedness to extreme heat events. The Policy Brief and Annex can be found here