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...
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 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...