UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021-2022 Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022, 12.00 – 13.00 (GMT) Speaker: Dr Charles Rougé (University of Sheffield); respondent Dr Geoff Darch (Anglian Water Services) Chair: Dr Kate Lonsdale (UKCR)...
Date: 13 October, 12.00pm (BST)
Speakers: Andrew Carr and Chris Bishop (DEFRA)
Chair: Suraje Dessai
See links to a video of the webinar and slides below
The UK Government is legally bound by the Climate Change Act to deliver a statutory adaptation framework. Key aspects of this include a comprehensive evidential synthesis of differing climate risks faced by the UK, and a detailed collation of actions, programmes, and policies which address and reduce these risks. These two publications are known as the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) and National Adaptation Programme (NAP) respectively, and are delivered every 5 years. To support these activities, the UK Government also funds extensive, world-leading climate research like the UK Climate Projections through institutions like the Met Office, alongside well-established programmes like the UKCR and new endeavours such as CS-N0W. This seminar will provide an overview of these differing components of UK adaptation approaches.
Chris Bishop is Head of Climate Economics at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, leading on delivery of critical advice to support Defra’s transition to Net Zero, whilst also supporting efforts to ensure adaptation endeavours are effectively economically scrutinised.
Andrew Carr is Head of Adaptation Science at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, leading on government delivery of the CCRA, and managing research projects which aim to progress government adaptation efforts, whilst ensuring scientific evidence underpins departmental climate activities. Previously, Andrew led on Earth Observation and Climate at Defra, and has worked on climate research internationally in China and Uganda.
View the video and presentation slides for the webinar:
- Recording of the webinar: video
- View Suraje Dessai’s introduction slides and Andrew Carr and Chris Bishop’s presentation slides
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