UPDATE: In light of the sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we have had to postpone the UKCR Showcase event, which was due to take place on 12 and 13 September 2022. This is in line with protocol for Civil Servants, whereby all events on the run up to the day of the funeral are to be postponed or cancelled.
A week from today, delegates from across the UK will head to the city of Hull for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme’s Showcase event.
Hosted by the University of Hull, the two-day forum on 12-13 September will be a celebration of the work of the UK Climate Resilience community, and a demonstration of the value of the programme’s research outputs.
The UK Climate Resilience Programme (UKCR) is a four-year Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) scientific research programme led jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office, with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) taking UKRI lead. The programme is represented by co-Champions Prof Suraje Dessai and Dr Kate Lonsdale at the University of Leeds, with a small team of support staff.
An Interactive Event
Through a series of interactive displays and presentations, the sessions will bring together researchers, national decision makers and regional representatives to discuss climate risks – such as drought, flooding, and extreme heat – and how we might manage them. There will be a particular emphasis on the place-based nature of adaptation strategies, with examples from Hull and other UK regions.
A specific aim of the event is to stimulate the use of project outputs (such as decision support tools and shared socio-economic pathway material), and explore ideas for encouraging their dissemination and use.
Dr Kate Lonsdale, who is leading on the co-ordination of the Showcase, said: “For a programme focusing on producing usable and useful outputs we wanted to host a more interactive event than a traditional academic conference to demonstrate what has been produced.
“With a good range of policy, practice and research participants we are looking forward to participating in some exciting interactive sessions and performances to explore the work of the programme and how we build climate resilience in the UK.”
For real-time insights into the event, follow @UKCRP_SPF #UKCRP_showcase on Twitter.
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