IMPRES: Impacts and risk assessment to better inform resilience planning (webinar)

UK Climate Resilience Programme webinar series

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)

Abstract

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.

Biographies

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.

 

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