Places have opened up for the UK Climate Resilience Programme Showcase, which will now take place on 10-11 October 2022 at the University of Hull.
The two-day forum, which was postponed due to the mourning period for HM Queen Elizabeth II, 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.
Through a series of interactive displays and presentations, the Showcase agenda (available here) 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 (eg decision support tools, 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 and #UKCRP_Showcase on Twitter.
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 3 October, outlining your role and your interest in the UK Climate Resilience Programme. Places are limited, so priority will be given to people who can demonstrate how they will share what they learn through their organisation/networks.