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 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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