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Welcome to the Acclimaties Media Page.


For all media enquiries contact:

Will Bugler | email: w.bugler[at] 

|   tel: +44 (0) 7726665908


Acclimatise expert speakers

The Acclimatise team are experts in climate change adaptation and risk managment for businesses and governments. If you would like to book a member of the team for a speaking engagement please contact Will Bugler, who will find the best speaker for you.


Use of content on the Acclimatise Network

If you have seen an article on the Acclimatise news network that you would like to share either in print or online then please get in touch.  

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Available for expert comment


John Firth: CEO and Co-Founder, Acclimatise

John has over 25 years experience in assessing the impacts of climate change.  Prior to Acclimatise he worked in the UK water sector for Severn Trent Water, where he led their strategic business planning team, overseeing more than £4bn of asset investment.

John has extensive experience of integrating climate change into business decision-making and risk management processes. He has particular expertise in the impacts of climate change on large fixed-asset companies and the financial services sectors.  John is also interested in the legal implications for business, disclosure of information to investors, and the provision of climate finance to developing countries. In 2013 John was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on environmental investing and policy making by the Journal of Environmental Investing.

John is experienced in giving interviews for TV and radio as well as providing comment for a wide range of articles. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and appeared as a speaker at conferences throughout the world on water, environmental issues and climate change.

Richenda Connell: CTO and Co-Founder, Acclimatise

Richenda has 20 years experience working at the interface between decision-making and climate science. She was formerly the Technical Director of the UK Climate Impacts Programme, where she co-developed the world's first web-based adaptation tool and the UKCIP risk management framework, now recommended in the UN and World Bank guidance.

Richenda is a world adaptation expert with experience in:

- Climate science

- Climate adaptation in the oil, gas and extractives sector  

- Climate adaptation in the retail sector including supply chain risks

- Integrating risk management into decision making

Richenda has helped several hundred UK public and private sector organisations assess and manage their climate risks over the last 7 years.

Alastair Baglee: Director of Acclimatise Interactive 

Alastair leads Acclimatise's web and mobile software development business. He is also a Technical Director of Acclimatise Consulting with over 17 years experience as an international environmental consultant. He heads the development of new web and mobile-based applications, the first of which is 'Aware™', an innovative, web-based, climate risk screening tool.

Areas of particular expertise and experience include:

- Interactive climate adaptation tools

- Climate adaptation in the energy sector

- Climate adaptation in the water sector

Alastair is the Business, Industry and Services sector expert for the UK Government's first national climate change risk assessment (CCRA).