UK Climate Resilience programme news

Climate Information to inform UK decision making - May 2021

The Met Office has commissioned a research project, through the UK Climate Resilience Programme, that will determine the next steps needed to produce climate information to support UK climate risk assessment and adaptation decision-making over the next decade. The engagement of users and providers throughout the project is crucial to its success and a co-creation approach will be adopted so that the recommended climate information fulfils the needs of users and is confirmed as technologically viable by providers. Find out more

High impact scenarios and storylines  - May 2021

This project will create a set of ‘high impact’ scenarios or storylines, representing plausible high-consequence but low-likelihood future climates. The scenarios will define hot, cold, wet and dry extremes, windstorms, sea level rise and compound events. Find out more. 

Climate change to put farming sectors under stress - April 2021

A new study by the Met Office gives examples of how two of the UK’s most important farming sectors are likely to be impacted by climate change. The study – published in Climate Risk Management – examines the effect of climate change on the dairy and potato farming sectors over the next thirty to fifty years. Find out more 

Exploring spatially coherent flood risks – present and future  - February 2021

Spatially coherent (widespread) flood events can cause significant damage and disruption in the UK.  For the first time, this research is exploring how climate change may influence the spatial structure of widespread events and how any change may influence future risks and our approach to managing them.  Find out more on the UKCRP website

Urban climate Services pilot helps fill evidence gap on heat  - January 2021

Urban fact sheets have been created by the Met Office to help to bridge the gap between climate science and practitioners. Find out more on the UKCRP website

UKCR Jan Newsletter - January 2021

Featuring the webinar series for 2021, Socio-economic scenarios as a tool, new infographics to help communicate the UKCR Programme, project news and more. Find out more on the UKCRP website

Introducing socio-economic scenarios  - November 2020

Socio-economic scenarios as a tool to explore the future are being developed by the UK-SSPs project for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme.  Find out more from the UKCRP website. 

Communication of uncertainty  - December 2020

Two infographics have been produced to communicate effective communication of climate change information and associated uncertainty and evidence-based recommendations for the visualisation of climate information. Find out more from the UKCRP website.

How can we improve the health sector’s climate resilience? – August 2020

Weather and climate can have great impacts on human health. One aspect of this is in relation to temperature exposure.
Katty Huang and Andrew Charlton-Perez explore the impacts for the health sector. Find out more on the UKCRP website

UKCR Summer newsletter published - July 2020

Featuring the latest webinar dates, project spotlight on development and provision of UK socioeconomic scenarios (UK-SSPs), Results from ten initial UKCR studies summarised and more. Find out more on the UKCRP website

UK Climate Resilience programme webinar series announced - May 2020

A new lunchtime webinar series has been launched by the UK Climate Resilience programme (UKCRP) to showcase projects conducted for UKRI and the Met Office for the first wave of the programme. Find out more about the webinar series, which begins on 20 May, on the UKCRP website.


Funding call awards – February 2020

Following open funding calls in 2019, we are pleased to announce that contracts have been signed with the successful bidders. Details can be found on our awards page. More information can also be found on the UK Climate Resilience programme website.

UK Climate Resilience programme - November 2019

The UK Climate Resilience programme has launched its new website - click here to reach the site. 


UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office are publishing a Joint Science Plan for the UK Climate Resilience Programme - August  2019

UK Climate Resilience Programme Joint Science Plan
The Joint Science Plan outlines the vision for the programme, its background and context, main objectives, intended outputs and legacies, research themes and implementation. It has been informed by consultation with UKRI and Met Office communities and climate resilience stakeholders from public, private and third sectors, consideration of past and on-going programme activities, Government departments’ research priorities, the evolving UK climate resilience research landscape and the state-of-the-art in relevant disciplines.


UK Climate Resilience appoints Champions - August 2019 

UK Climate Resilience appoints Champions for the UKRI & Met Office led Strategic Priorities Fund research programme - Read more


UK Climate Resilience programme research grants awarded – May 2019

Following the publication of calls in February 2019, we are pleased to announce the following awards for new project work under the UK Climate Resilience programme commencing in July 2019:
RAND Europe - Comparison of risk assessment frameworks and evaluation of their suitability for use in climate risk assessment on time-scales from a season ahead to decades ahead.