A two-year UKCR project has been developing standards for climate services and ways to value and monitor climate services. ‘Climate Services, Standards and Value‘, led by JBA Consulting and including specialists from Climate Sense and...
22 July 12.00-13.00
Speakers: Prof Rachel Warren (Tyndall Centre, UEA), Alan Kennedy-Asser (University of Bristol) and Jeff Price (Tyndall Centre, UEA), with a response by Gemma Holmes (Committee on Climate Change)
Chair: Jason Lowe (Met Office)
The Tyndall Centre (UEA) project “Impacts and Risk Assessment to better inform Resilience Planning” (IMPRES) is approaching completion. In the webinar, we will explain how we have used our funding to improve our ability to project the magnitude and extent of some important risks that climate change poses to the UK in the future. We focus on methodological improvements to the assessment and projection of heat stress, drought and water stress, as well as risks to biodiversity, ecosystem services and natural capital in the UK. Specific focus in given in IMPRES to the evaluation of heat extremes in the latest UK Climate Projections (UKCP18). These improvements are being taken forward in the newly funded project OpenCLIM, which is also led by the Tyndall Centre.
Rachel Warren is Professor of Global Change and Environmental Biology at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, UK. Her research focuses on the production of policy relevant science related to climate change and sustainability
Alan Kennedy-Asser is a research associate at the University of Bristol on the IMPRES and OpenCLIM projects. His research is on heat waves, heat stress and the evaluation of climate model projections.
Jeff Price, Tyndall Centre University of East Anglia
Gemma Holmes has worked at the Committee on Climate Change since 2014 and is the Adaptation lead analyst on infrastructure and health. She has contributed to the Adaptation Sub-Committee’s latest progress report to Parliament, and led a report on the impacts of climate change on housing. Previously, in the CCC she was the analyst for devolved administrations.
A recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube channel as four separate shorter films:
News & Events
Last updated November 2022
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
Recommendations for the UK National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS) have been published by the UK Climate Resilience Programme. The report is the culmination of 18 months of work engaging with over 80 individuals from...
The SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme hosted its Showcase event at the University of Hull in collaboration with the Met Office and UKRI on 10-11 October 2022. The event brought together leading practitioners and researchers...
A damning report from MPs says the Government needs to do more to protect critical national infrastructure in the UK from being disrupted by extreme weather. The MPs – who appointed Suraje Dessai, Professor of...