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 jointly led by UKRI and the Met Office with NERC taking UKRI lead (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 will be part of a Steering Committee that will support and provide advice to the Champions. The Steering Committee is composed of senior representatives from policy, the academic community and business leaders, and has 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 will ensure that UKRI’s investment links up effectively with government departments’ research priorities and opportunities, and ensure that the system is able to respond to strategic priorities and opportunities.
The Champions will report to the Programme Board composed of UKRI and Met Office representatives.
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...