Action to improve the nation’s resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet and increasing climate risks facing the UK. That is the conclusion of a comprehensive independent assessment led...
We are not well adapted to current climate variability. We may even be less resilient than in past generations due to our higher expectations of what is needed to have a normal life in the UK in 21st century.
Projected climate changes will affect all sectors of society through both human and natural systems. Effective adaptation builds capacity to respond to this variability and change and is one of two broad and increasingly important strategies (along with mitigation) for climate risk management. Even under the most optimistic mitigation scenarios there is an urgent need to build resilience and accelerate adaptation to climate variability and change. Informing the extensive range of actions needed to manage climate risks, reduce damage without exacerbating existing inequalities, and realise emerging opportunities, is a critical scientific and societal challenge.
It is widely recognised that single disciplinary approaches will not be able to ‘solve’ this complex challenge and that multi- and inter-disciplinary research efforts that include e.g. the arts and humanities, engineering, natural sciences, physical and social sciences are needed. It is also recognised that the engagement and involvement of a wider range of stakeholders comprising practitioners and policy-makers is essential in addressing this challenge.
News & Events
Last updated June 2021
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021 Date: 16 June, 12.30-1.30pm BST Speakers: Richard Pywell (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology); Julian Gold, Farm Manager, Hendred Estate, Oxfordshire Chair: Kate Lonsdale Register for the webinar Abstract...
The UKCR Mobilising Adaptation: Governance of Infrastructure through Co-Production (MAGIC) project is hosting two upcoming webinars about water resilience. The two events, known as MAGIC Occassional Meetings (MOMS), are open to all and will focus...
Thursday 20 May 2021 is Adaptation and Resilience Day at Climate Exp0, the first conference organised by the COP26 Universities Network and the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS) working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from...