The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) has announced an opportunity with a deadline of 12 June (midday) for notifications of intent. The SMMR programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council...
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 2020
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
A consortium led by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) began a 15-month study in May 2020 to scope the requirements for a new national NERC Floods and Droughts Research Infrastructure. This £500k...
Call for Papers: Climate Risk Management special issue on “UK Climate Risk Assessment and Management”
In order to feed new scientific evidence from UKCR to the Third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3), we have launched a call for papers on “UK Climate Risk Assessment and Management” for a Special Issue...
UKRI is awarding £3.5m in three major awards for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme. The projects, which started on 1 May 2020, were funded for two topics: “Enhancing climate change risk assessment capability” (Topic...