Business resilience in a changing climate, EPIC Centre, Lincolnshire Showground


Thursday March 7th 2013


The weather in 2012 seems to have broken more records than many can remember. From droughts in America and Brazil, wild fires in Australia, ice melt in the Arctic, to floods in the UK, unseasonable cold across Asia and Hurricane Sandy’s tidal surge in New York the incidence of ongoing extreme weather events have multiplied. Whilst none of these on their own can be directly attributed to climate change the cluster that has emerged fits closely with many scientific climate models. The worrying thing is that it is happening much faster than was predicted as recently as 2009 at the U.N.’s Copenhagen climate change conference. What are the risk management implications for Lincolnshire as an agricultural county? Does this mean business and local communities should be reviewing how they plan for the future? Is there sufficient policy clarity and political ambition around the green economy both nationally and globally to develop a resilience strategy or should it be led from the ‘grass roots’? Two keynote speakers of national standing, Sir Brian Hoskins, of Imperial College, a member of the government’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Mr Jonathan Grant of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the author of “Too Late for Two Degrees”, will lead the debate on “Business resilience in a changing climate”.


Links to the speakers presentations can be found at:

Too Late for Two Degrees


Professor Sir Brian Hoskins – the challenge of climate change


SUSTAIN Conference 2013 Keynote speakers