Climate experts involved in the UK Climate Resilience Programme have published guidance to help water and sewerage companies and flood risk management authorities to prepare for future increases in rainfall intensities from global warming. Published...
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 July 2021
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
A UK Climate Resilience Programme lunchtime webinar series in which both researchers and stakeholders participate. The webinars showcase projects conducted for UKRI and by the Met Office for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme and...
Erosion hazards and economic damage to critical infrastructure in river catchments: Impact of a warming climate
UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021 Date: 21 July, 12-1pm BST Speaker: Dr James Cooper (University of Liverpool) Chair: TBC Register for the webinar Abstract Climate change is projected to cause an increase in...