The UK Climate Resilience Programme is pleased to announce the commencement of the first set of Embedded Researcher projects. Following a call earlier in the year for researchers to apply for opportunities in non-academic host...
The Met Office has commissioned new research as part of the SPF UK Climate Resilience programme, which is jointly led by UKRI and the Met Office. The new projects and the organisations delivering them are:
- Development and provision of UK socioeconomic scenarios for climate vulnerability, impact, adaptation and services research and policy Cambridge Econometrics (with UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the Universities of Exeter and Edinburgh) £500,000.
- Risk estimates using techniques from catastrophe modelling: UK Flood, Sayers and Partners (with UK CEH, Vivid Economics, Loughborough University) £250,000.
- Demonstration of a climate service to address the resilience needs of the UK health sector University of Reading
- Climate Service prototype development: enhancing the resilience of the water sector to drought events UK CEH (with British Geological Survey and HR Wallingford) £299,000.
- Review of climate resilience mainstreaming into regulatory and voluntary standards, national guidance, and other sectorial/industry codes of practice, JBA Consulting Ltd (with John Dora Consulting Limited, TRIOSS, University of Leeds, British Standards Institute) £54,000.
Professor Jason Lowe, Met Office science lead on the UKCR programme said “New work bringing together climate science and catastrophe modelling, which has traditionally been used in the insurance sector, has the potential to provide brand new insights about climate risk and the damage from weather extremes in future decades. Ultimately it will enable organisations in the UK to better plan how to become climate resilient”. Professor Lowe added, “The new projects looking at how to use the latest climate information to make decisions in sectors such as flooding, health and water resources will help us understand how to make better use of climate data in the real world.”
Professor Suraje Dessai, one of the SPF UK Climate Resilience champions said, “The work to produce new socio-economic scenarios is urgently needed. It will provide a vital ingredient for researchers and practitioners to undertake comprehensive climate risk assessments that includes both changes in society and climate in the UK.”
Dr Kate Lonsdale, the other UKRI UK Climate Resilience champions said, ‘I am pleased to see the work being done on updating standards and industry codes of practice. When these change big shifts in practice can happen that will help to build our resilience to a changing climate’.
News & Events
Last updated September 2020
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
Webinar: Engaging the public on climate risk and adaptation: Public perceptions in the context of COVID
Thursday 8 October, 10.00-11.30 BST Register for the webinar Adaptation Scotland are co-hosting a webinar with Climate Outreach and researchers from Cardiff University’s ‘Understanding Risk’ team on ‘Engaging the public on climate risk and adaptation...
The UK Climate Resilience Programme (UKCRP) is launching a new lunchtime webinar series in which both researchers and stakeholders will participate. The webinars will showcase projects conducted for UKRI and by the Met Office for the first...
UK Climate Resilience Programme webinar series 23 September 2020 Speakers: Simon Brown / Daniel Cotterill (Met Office), stakeholder response by Tom Butcher (Met Office business group) Chair: Suraje Dessai Register for the webinar Abstract (Simon...