The UK Climate Resilience Programme ran from 2019 to 2023

IPCC WGII report – Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability: insights and implications (Webinar Part 2)

UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021-2022

Wednesday 9 March 2022, 12.00-13.00 (GMT)


  • Lea Berrang-Ford, Lead Author of Chapter 16: Key risks across sectors and regions  
  • Diana Reckien, Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 17: Decision-making options for managing risk 
  • Respondent: Richard Millar, Head of Adaptation and Climate Science, Climate Change Committee 

Chair: Jason Lowe (Met Office Science Co-ordinator, SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme, and Priestley Chair, Interdisciplinary Climate Research)

View links to the recording of the webinar and presentation slides below


A two-part webinar in collaboration with the Priestley International Centre for Climate (University of Leeds), exploring the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The report from the IPCC Working Group II, which has been developed by more than 700 authors from around the world over a period of four years, focuses in on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. These two webinars (Part 1 is on Friday 4 March) offer an opportunity to hear directly from a number of IPCC authors who will outline some of the key findings of the report. They will be joined by key stakeholders to consider the implications for the UK.  


Lea Berrang Ford is a Professor and Research Chair in Climate and Health in the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds, and an expert in adaptation to climate change, tracking global adaptation progress, systematic evidence synthesis for climate solutions, and the health impacts of climate change. Prof Berrang Ford is a Lead Author for Chapter 16 AR6-WGII, focusing on synthesis of global adaptation responses. She is a co-founder of TRAC3: Tracking Adaptation to Climate Change Consortium, and leads international interdisciplinary research on Indigenous health and climate change in the Canadian north, the Peruvian Amazon, and southwestern Uganda. Prof Berrang Ford was recently recognised on Reuters ‘Hot List’ of top global climate scientists.

Diana Reckien is Associate Professor for Climate Change and Urban Inequality at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management (PGM) of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. Dr Reckien is Coordinating Lead Author for ‘Chapter 17: Decision-making options for managing risk’ of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). She has worked at Climate Analytics Berlin, Germany, Columbia University in the City of New York, USA, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. She was also a Social Development Specialist for the Asian Development Bank in parallel and during parts of these positions.

Richard Millar is currently the Head of Adaptation and Climate Science at the Climate Change Committee (CCC). The CCC is the independent advisor to UK Governments on both reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change in the UK. Richard joined the CCC in 2018 and has worked across the CCC’s remit, including on the 3rd UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and CCC advice on setting UK emissions reduction targets under the Climate Change Act. Richard holds a doctorate in climate physics and prior to joining the CCC worked as a researcher looking at constraining global emissions reduction pathways consistent with the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement. 

View the video and presentation slides for the webinar: