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The future of climate services: informing security and prosperity

The future of climate services: informing security and prosperity

COP26 is fast approaching where the eyes of the world will be on the UK’s actions to build climate resilience, reach net-zero, and coordinate action on local and national scales. Climate services will be vital...

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Enablers and barriers to the practice of adaptation – from mainstreaming to transformation

Enablers and barriers to the practice of adaptation – from mainstreaming to transformation

Climate Exp0’s Adaptation and Resilience Day (20 May 2021) included a session on Enablers and barriers to the practice of adaptation – from mainstreaming to transformation. The session Chair, Kate Lonsdale (co-Champion, UK Climate Resilience...

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Three ways the UK-SSPs project will help UK climate resilience research

Three ways the UK-SSPs project will help UK climate resilience research

Project Manager Jennifer Dicks shares three ways the UK Shared Socioeconomic Pathways project can help the climate resilience research community here in the UK. As we approach the end of our UK-SSPs project, we are bringing...

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Exploring spatially coherent flood risks – present and future

Exploring spatially coherent flood risks – present and future

Paul Sayers, of Sayers and Partners, project lead for UKCR project AquaCAT, on climate change driven changes to UK flood risk Spatially coherent (widespread) flood events can cause significant damage and disruption in the UK....

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Creating the UK socio-economic scenarios for climate resilience

Creating the UK socio-economic scenarios for climate resilience

Paula Harrison, Simona Pedde and Zuzana Harmáčková from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) provide the latest update on the ongoing UK-SSPs project. They share more about what socio-economic scenarios are, why they are...

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How Can We Improve the Health Sector’s Climate Resilience?

How Can We Improve the Health Sector’s Climate Resilience?

By Katty Huang and Andrew Charlton-Perez The Problem Weather and climate can have great impacts on human health. One aspect of this is in relation to temperature exposure. In the UK, around 9% of deaths...

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Socioeconomic storylines for an uncertain future

Socioeconomic storylines for an uncertain future

Jen Dicks, Project Manager for UKCR project UK-SSPs, explains that “shared socioeconomic pathways” can be viewed as different storylines of future socioeconomic circumstances, helping to inform what impact our society and economy might have on...

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Zooming ahead? Getting the best out of virtual workshops for research

Zooming ahead? Getting the best out of virtual workshops for research

UKCR co-Champion Kate Lonsdale and professional facilitator Penny Walker reflect on recent experience of online event design and facilitation How did this come about? Kate Lonsdale:  I had been looking forward to hosting a small,...

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The future of climate change risk assessment is just about to come a lot closer

The future of climate change risk assessment is just about to come a lot closer

Professor Jim Hall on a game-changing new project to assess climate risk The UK Climate Resilience Programme has just announced the award of its flagship research project on “Enhancing climate change risk assessment capability”. The...

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A hot topic: heat hazards in the media

A hot topic: heat hazards in the media

A recent paper by Priestley PhD researcher Rachel Harcourt explores how UK newspapers talk about hot weather risks. May was the sunniest month ever recorded in the UK, and these last few days of June...

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Genesis of the joint Met Office/UKRI UK Climate resilience programme 

Genesis of the joint Met Office/UKRI UK Climate resilience programme 

Professor Jason Lowe reflects on how the UK Climate Resilience programme is playing an increasing role in helping to better estimate risks from present and future weather and climate variability   During the weeks of...

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