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Heat in cities – the health impacts of a changing climate

Heat in cities – the health impacts of a changing climate

This blog, which was originally published by the Met Office and written by Applied Scientist Rebecca Sawyer, features output from the UKCR Climate Service Pilots work package.  Health is already impacted by the weather, with...

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Belfast’s Urban Heat Climate Service

Belfast’s Urban Heat Climate Service

This blog, which was originally published on LinkedIn, was written by Victoria Ramsey, Senior Climate Scientist at the Met Office. She is co-investigator of the UKCR project Prototype development: Meeting Urban User Needs. As Met Office has...

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Exploring creative responses to climate change

Exploring creative responses to climate change

In his second blog reviewing the climate resilience Showcase organised by the UK Climate Resilience Programme,  Adam Walmesley, Senior Communications Executive for the Met Office, joins in with some creative workshops.  “Thanks for being brave...

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What does it mean to be climate resilient? Key messages from the UKCR Showcase

What does it mean to be climate resilient? Key messages from the UKCR Showcase

A Showcase event demonstrating outputs from the UK Climate Resilience Programme was held on 10-11 October 2022 in Hull (see this news story).  The final session of the two-day event aimed to distil reflections from...

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Exploring place-based approaches to climate adaptation

Exploring place-based approaches to climate adaptation

Adam Walmesley, Senior Communications Executive for the Met Office, attended the climate resilience Showcase organised by the UK Climate Resilience Programme in Hull on 10-11 October 2022. Here he writes about how the programme’s outputs...

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Climate Services Standards and Value

Climate Services Standards and Value

Since October 2020 a team led by JBA Consulting has been supporting the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) within the UK Climate Research (UKCR) programme to develop standards for climate services and ways to value and...

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Improving understanding of extreme rainfall during autumn

Improving understanding of extreme rainfall during autumn

The problem The UK has seen many big flooding events since the start of the 21st century, including during the winters of 2013/14, 2015/16 and 2019/20, the autumn of 2000, 2019, and the summer of...

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The future of climate services: informing security and prosperity

The future of climate services: informing security and prosperity

COP26 is fast approaching where the eyes of the world will be on the UK’s actions to build climate resilience, reach net-zero, and coordinate action on local and national scales. Climate services will be vital...

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Enablers and barriers to the practice of adaptation – from mainstreaming to transformation

Enablers and barriers to the practice of adaptation – from mainstreaming to transformation

Climate Exp0’s Adaptation and Resilience Day (20 May 2021) included a session on Enablers and barriers to the practice of adaptation – from mainstreaming to transformation. The session Chair, Kate Lonsdale (co-Champion, UK Climate Resilience...

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Three ways the UK-SSPs project will help UK climate resilience research

Three ways the UK-SSPs project will help UK climate resilience research

Project Manager Jennifer Dicks shares three ways the UK Shared Socioeconomic Pathways project can help the climate resilience research community here in the UK. As we approach the end of our UK-SSPs project, we are bringing...

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Exploring spatially coherent flood risks – present and future

Exploring spatially coherent flood risks – present and future

Paul Sayers, of Sayers and Partners, project lead for UKCR project AquaCAT, on climate change driven changes to UK flood risk Spatially coherent (widespread) flood events can cause significant damage and disruption in the UK....

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