UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021-2022 Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022, 12.00 – 13.00 (GMT) Speaker: Dr Charles Rougé (University of Sheffield); respondent Dr Geoff Darch (Anglian Water Services) Chair: Dr Kate Lonsdale (UKCR)...
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 September 2022
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
Places have opened up for the UK Climate Resilience Programme Showcase, which will now take place on 10-11 October 2022 at the University of Hull. The two-day forum, which was postponed due to the...
UPDATE: In light of the sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we have had to postpone the UKCR Showcase event, which was due to take place on 12 and 13 September...
The Marine Predictions of Seasonal to Centennial Timescales working group of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP) held a two day in-person workshop at the University of Reading on the 6th-7th June, with UKCR-funded work...