Influence 2019! Tackling Climate Change Adaptation through a Business Continuity Approach

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EAUC and the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN) have been working with a group of Members over the last year, with the support of AECOM, to develop a guide and process document to help universities and colleges make progress on climate change adaptation. The suggested approach involves utilising the resilience expertise, process and governance that may already exist within the organisation, to make the topic more accessible to colleagues and minimise the risk that climate change adaptation will become a standalone process.

Following the launch of the finished Guide Climate-resilient universities and colleges - making the case for action, this workshop has introduced the Guide and suggested process to go through at your institution to:

  • Get senior level buy in;
  • Use a business continuity approach to assess the potential impacts climate change will have on the critical functions of your institution
  • Start to consider how you might minimise the risks and seize any opportunities

Find the EAUC and HEBCoN Adaptation project resources available to download here.

This session was part of Influence, the EAUC’s 2019 Annual Conference. All resources from the day can be found here.