The UK Climate Resilience Programme
The UK Climate Resilience Programme brings together fragmented climate research and expertise and undertakes robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation research to build UK capacity for resilience to climate variability and change. It will also ensure the UK is well positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth.
The UK Climate Resilience Programme is jointly led by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office with Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) taking UKRI lead on behalf of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
The Steering Committee of the Programme has representation from the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) – and, indirectly, other government departments – and the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (the CCC). This will ensure that UKRI’s investment links up effectively with government departments’ research priorities and opportunities, and ensure that the system is able to respond to strategic priorities and opportunities.