The Science Plan

The Science Plan was developed by the UK Climate Resilience Champions in collaboration with the Met Office and the Programme Steering Committee.

It introduces the vision for the programme and the three main objectives.  It then describes the research challenge and the legacy the programme is aiming to leave by the time the programme completes in 2022.  The remaining sections describe the key themes for the programme and recommendations for the focus of the research calls to be developed under the programme.

The Science Plan will be delivered through four main activities: frontier research, building research capability, developing and testing climate services, and coordination and networking activities. An important aspiration of the programme is to grow the community of interacting researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in climate resilience. This underpins all activities, but will be particularly important in climate services, networking activities and an embedded researcher scheme.

The outputs from this Science Plan pave the way for practical measures to improve UK climate resilience. The tools, knowledge and capability developed here will be applicable in future programmes and initiatives.

Read the Science Plan.



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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