Sniffer , project manager for Climate Ready Clyde
Kit England is the project manager for Climate Ready Clyde at Sniffer, a sustainability charity that brings people and ideas together to create a sustainable and resilient society.
He has worked on climate change for over 8 years, specialising in adaptation. In his current role he set up and manages Climate Ready Clyde - a collaborative initiative of 15 public, private and voluntary organisations developing an adaptation strategy and action plan for Glasgow City Region; an area which is home to a 1.8m people and £40bn of GVA – a third of Scotland’s population and wealth. He has also worked on research and capacity building projects for the Scottish Government, DEFRA and the Association of Directors of Environment Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and the Committee on Climate Change, in partnership with some of the UK’s leading consultancies, including AECOM and ARUP.
Prior to this, Kit led the climate adaptation approach for Newcastle upon Tyne. At the same time he was chair of the Core Cities Climate Resilience and Adaptation Working Group for over five years, comprising the UK’s ten biggest cities outside of London. Kit has also worked as an advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on climate adaptation and social vulnerability, and advised both UK Government and the European Commission on developing and implementing adaptation action.
He is a chartered environmentalist, and a full member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s, participating in the organisation’s climate change and energy steering group. He is also part of ISO’s UK working group on climate change, leading the UK’s input into new standards for climate change risk assessment. He is also a contributing author for the upcoming third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment.
Outside of work, Kit is a voluntary director of Alston Moor Community Energy, a Community Benefit Society delivering community energy projects for Alston Moor in Cumbria. The Society has recently delivered 27Kw of Solar on Samuel Kings School and Alston Primary Schools in Cumbria and is now exploring the potential for 300kw of community owned hydro power.