The UK Climate Resilience programme is funded under Wave 1 of the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF).

The SPF builds on Sir Paul Nurse’s (pictured) vision of a “common fund” to drive an increase in high-quality, multi- and interdisciplinary research and innovation.  This research should also ensure that UKRI’s investment links up effectively with government departments’ research priorities and opportunities and enable the system to respond to strategic priorities and opportunities.

The Strategic Priorities Fund provides an excellent opportunity for delivery partners from UKRI and Public Sector Research Establishments to work collaboratively, bringing together different disciplines to address research which strategically aligns with government research priorities.

UK Climate Resilience is managed  by a Programme Board, which has representation of both UKRI and the Met Office. The Programme Board has oversight of planning, finances, risks, monitoring and evaluation. The Programme Board makes decisions around the scope of work packages and calls.

A Steering Committee  composed of senior representatives from policy, the academic community, business leaders and UK Climate Resilience Champions advises the Programme Board.

Go to the Funding Opportunities page for details of live UKRI and Met Office calls.

News & Events

Last updated September 2021

Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.

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  • Peatlands (Webinar)

    Peatlands (Webinar)

    UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021 Date: 1 December, 12.00pm (BST) Speaker: Martin Evans (University of Manchester), Tim Thom (Yorkshire Peatland Partnership) Chair: TBC Register for Webinar Abstract This webinar will report on the...

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  • Road to COP26 climate resilience events

    Road to COP26 climate resilience events

    A selection of events relating to climate resilience in the lead up to COP26 in November. 6 September 2021 – 14 October 2021:Regional dialogue series: scaling up locally-led adaptation (IIED) In partnership with the UN...

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  • Coastal Defender (Webinar)

    Coastal Defender (Webinar)

    UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021 Date: 29 September, 12.00pm (BST) Speaker: Rachel Perks (Met Office) Chair: Jason Lowe (Met Office) Register for Webinar Abstract Sea level rise is going to have significant consequences...

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  • Climate resilience webinar series 2021

    Climate resilience webinar series 2021

    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...

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