The UK Climate Resilience Programme was jointly led by UKRI and the Met Office with NERC leading for UKRI (on behalf of AHRC, ESRC and EPSRC).
An initial workshop was held in September 2018 ahead of introducing the programme, which helped to draw the community together before a ministerial announcement of the programme was released in October 2018.
The Champions were part of a Steering Committee that supported and provided advice to the Champions. The Steering Committee was composed of senior representatives from policy, the academic community and business leaders, and had representation from the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) – and, indirectly, other government departments – and the Adaptation Committee of the Committee on Climate Change (the CCC). This was to ensure that UKRI’s investment linked up effectively with government departments’ research priorities and opportunities, and so that the system was better placed to respond to strategic priorities and opportunities.
The Champions reported to the Programme Board, composed of UKRI and Met Office representatives.
The SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme produced an Annual Review, looking at top successes, key lessons, programme case studies, programme evaluation, legacy items and future opportunities.