Future Proofing Jersey in a Changing Climate

The Ouless Room, Jersey Museum
Monday, 20 June 2016
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm


Fiona Glover, Assistant Director of Environment Policy, States of Jersey

Kevin Pilley, Director of Planning Policy, States of Jersey

John Searson, Principal Meteorological Officer at Jersey Met

This session will provide participants with an overview of the global climate change policy framework following on from the Paris agreement. It will explore the current and proposed climate change policy implications for Jersey. Participants will be provided with a clear understanding of the climate change trends and some of the impacts that are being observed at both a global and local level. A specific focus will be the implications for the town centre area and how the Future of St Helier project will incorporate resilience into development and regeneration plans. The session will highlight the importance of information, risk assessment and continuity planning as part of the adaptation toolkit.

By the end of the session, participants will have a clear understanding of the range and type of changes that can be anticipated in Jersey as a result of climate change and the policy options that are being developed.

There will be 3 presenters at the session:

Fiona Glover, Assistant Director for Environmental Policy at the Department for the Environment, will outline the challenges posed by climate change and the implications for Jersey to consider in building resilience and adapting to climate change.

John Searson, Principal Meteorological Officer at the Department for the Environment, will outline the observed climate trends that have been recorded in Jersey.

Kevin Pilley, Director of Planning Policy at the Department for the Environment will consider the particular relevance of climate change for St Helier and the built environment and will invite discussion as to how public authorities, the private sector and the community might best adapt to meet the challenges posed.


Fiona Glover is Assistant Director of Environmental Policy in the Environmental Policy team for the States of Jersey government. She is responsible for development of strategic environmental policies for the organisation and management and implementation of projects to support policy development and implementation. Fiona has extensive public sector experience, gained in working for UK local authorities and regional government, as well as experience of EU project management and delivery as a sustainability consultant. Fiona is an associate member of IEMA and is a member of the IEMA strategic advisory council.

John Searson is the Principal Meteorological Officer at Jersey Met. His section is responsible for day to day weather forecasting for the Channel Islands, as well as the issue of weather warnings or alerts. The Islands climate records are also maintained by his team, some of which provide a continual run of data back to 1894. John holds a First Class Degree in Oceanography, specialising in tides, and is the only Chartered Meteorologists active in the Channel Islands.

Kevin Pilley is Director of Planning Policy, Projects and the Historic Environment in the Planning and Building Services Division for the States of Jersey government. He leads a small team that is responsible for the development of planning policy and guidance for the Island; the protection of the Island’s historic environment; and for the delivery of the Council of Minister’s strategic priority of regenerating St. Helier. Kevin has extensive public sector planning experience from both the UK and Jersey. He is a Chartered Town Planner and Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Lunch will be provided. Please arrive at 12:45pm for a 1pm start.

  • The Ouless Room, Jersey Museum
  • The Weighbridge
  • St Helier
  • JE2 3NG

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