Welcome to the Walker Update, bringing you up to speed with the latest developments from the Walker Institute and the wider climate science field. We’ve been busy with projects, building collaborative relationships and communicating our research – read on to find out more!
Tackling climate risks to the historic environment. Alongside
Historic England, the National Trust. and the Climate Heritage Network, we held a ‘Cultural Heritage: Climate Hazards, Risks and Adaptation Roundtable’ from 19-20 May. Drawing on excellent representation across the environment, climate and heritage sector, we started to develop a methodological framework to understand how to build climate resilience into management decisions for historic environments. Vice Chancellor Robert Van de Noort addressed the workshop and contributed archaeological expertise. We will keep you posted as this important work develops. More on our blog here.
Walker takes interactive theatre to UNDRR’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Bali Indonesia. Pen Cabot, Walker Business Development Director led our interactive theatre initiative at the May 2022 event and met with stakeholders and partners from across the world. The GPDRR convenes to address multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) and early action, with the 2022 session focusing on, ‘From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World’. More on our blog here.