This theme aims to provide a step change in capability and filling of knowledge gaps to enable robust characterisation and quantification of hazards and risks, including how they are communicated within the research communities and more widely.
Societal responses to climate risks arise from complex decision-making processes that are shaped by the choices of individuals as well as collective actors, such as firms, civil society, local authorities, national governments and international organisations. This theme explores how organisations, systems and society effectively manage and adapt to climate-related risks to minimise damage and exploit potential opportunities.
Individuals, businesses, Government and other organizations need climate information to plan for the future. By working with information providers, timely, useful and usable climate services can be co-produced to aid decision-making, raise awareness and to support horizon-scanning.
In order to address complexity, uncertainty and high decision stakes which characterise climate change adaptation and resilience building, much of the activity funded under the UK Climate Resilience Programme will not fit only within one of the three themes. We envisage much of the work spanning two, if not all three themes.