The UK Climate Resilience Programme ran from 2019 to 2023

The UK Climate Resilience Programme

The UK Climate Resilience Programme was a four-year Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) interdisciplinary research programme led jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office, and under the direction of Co-Champions Suraje Dessai and Kate Lonsdale (University of Leeds), and Jason Lowe (Met Office). Meet the Champion Team here.

Through its funded projects, the programme sought to quantify UK climate risk and build resilience, producing usable outputs to directly support decision-making. For more information about the UK Climate Resilience Programme, see Quick Guide to UKCR and watch the introductory video below.


Programme Outcomes & Achievements

Over its four-year lifespan, the UKCR programme commissioned and funded more than 60 projects to understand and quantify climate risk, to manage climate risk and to develop climate services. In so doing, UKCR brought together fragmented climate research and expertise to undertake robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation research to build UK capacity for resilience to climate variability and change.

The infographic provides an overview of the main achievements of the UKCR programme. See our Infographics section for more.