The Marine Predictions of Seasonal to Centennial Timescales working group of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP) held a two day in-person workshop at the University of Reading on the 6th-7th June, with UKCR-funded work...
Suraje Dessai, co-Champion for the UK Climate Resilience Programme, has been designated as a member of the new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change.
The appointment, announced today, sees Professor Dessai of the University of Leeds’ Priestley International Centre for Climate joining a panel of 15 independent senior scientific experts covering a broad range of disciplines.
The Advisory Board will provide the European Union with scientific knowledge, expertise and advice relating to climate change. The Board’s work will underpin the EU’s climate action and efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Suraje Dessai is Professor of Climate Change Adaptation at the University of Leeds. His interdisciplinary research lays at the interface between climate science and decision science, particularly on decision making under deep uncertainty, perception of climate risks and the science-policy interface in climate change impacts, adaptation and services.
Suraje Dessai was Lead Author for the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC AR6 (chapter on Climate change information for regional impact and for risk assessment), as well as Lead Author for the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC AR5 (chapter on Foundations for decision making). In 2021, he was ranked 120 in the Reuters list of the world’s top climate scientists. He has advised the United Kingdom and Portuguese governments and the OECD.
Suraje Dessai said: “It’s an absolute honour to join the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. Scientific advice is critical to inform climate action in the European Union. I’m looking forward to helping the EU accelerate climate adaptation action to create a climate-resilient Europe.”
News & Events
Last updated June 2022
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021-2022 Date: Wednesday 6 July 2022, 12.00pm (GMT) Speaker: Murray Dale (JBA Consulting); respondent Katy Peat (Defra) Chair: Simon Brown Abstract This webinar follows a project workshop in May...
A UK Climate Resilience Programme lunchtime webinar series in which both researchers and stakeholders participate. The webinars showcase projects conducted for UKRI and by the Met Office for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme and...
UK Climate Resilience Programme Webinar Series 2021-2022 Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022, 12.00pm (GMT) Speaker: Paul O’Hare (Manchester Metropolitan University). Respondent: Sean Morris (Policy & Strategy Lead, Manchester Climate Change Agency) Chair: Suraje Dessai See...