This project aims to scope and co-develop initial prototype climate services for the transport and energy sectors in the UK, and to test those ideas.
It is part of the Climate Service Pilots work package led by the UK Met Office.
Researchers have produced a report on their approach to, and experiences of, developing climate service prototypes with the energy and transport sectors. The report details:
- An outline of the co-development approach taken for energy and transport sectors and an assessment of the impacts of this work in each sector.
- The outcomes achieved from this work in each sector, as well as general lessons learnt from the experiences across both sectors.
- Some overarching observations and recommendations from co-developing climate services with providers.
As part of this project, researchers have produced a high-level fact sheet looking at the impacts of extreme weather on the UK transport sector, co-developed with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Met Office.
It provides information about:
- The impacts of extreme weather on the UK transport sector;
- How the UK climate has changed already and how it could change in future;
- How DfT and the Met Office have worked together to create some future scenarios for various relevant weather hazards;
- What factors contribute to assessing climate risk for UK transport; and
- The importance of systemic risks and interdependencies for the sector.
Examples of hazards, and their impacts on the UK transport sector, are provided via recent extreme weather events. Background information is also provided on UK climate change governance, together with some further reading resources.