National Resilience Strategy roundtable
The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum will be holding a roundtable on the Cabinet Office's recent consultation on the forthcoming National Resilience Strategy.
This online roundtable is being held by the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum to discuss the Cabinet Office's call for evidence on their consultation on the forthcoming National Resilience Strategy. In 2021, the government announced that it would develop a National Resilience Strategy to help the UK better prepare for ‘whole-system’ emergencies such as extreme weather, terrorism, and pandemics.
The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum believes that resilience to flooding should form a key part of the National Resilience Strategy. Our inquiry and report, Bricks and Water: Building Resilience for England’s homes, highlighted the vulnerability of communities across the UK to flooding from a variety of sources, in particular, rivers, the sea, and surface water.
The objective of this roundtable is to draw on the expertise of the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum’s members and wider stakeholders in order to inform our submission to the Cabinet Office’s call for evidence. We would like to focus this discussion on the thematic areas relating to flood prevention, mitigation, and recovery.
Olivia Blake MP, Shadow Minister for Nature, Water and Flooding
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Conservative Peer and Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Water Group
Dermot Kehoe, Communications and Transition Director, Flood Re
David Nash, Head of the Z Zurich Foundation
If you would like to attend this event or seek further information, please contact Westminster Sustainable Business Forum Policy Manager, robert.allen [at] policyconnect.org.uk (subject: Bricks%20and%20Water) (Rob Allen).