Queen's Policy Engagement

UK Climate Resilience Programme Event – Slides Now Available

Queen's University hosted a special information event recently on the UK Climate Resilience Programme which looked at upcoming funding opportunities for research in Northern Ireland.

UK Climate Resilience Programme Event – Slides Now Available

Queen’s University Belfast and Climate NI held an information exchange event focused on the UK Research & Innovation and Met Office UK Climate Resilience Programme on 22nd May 2019 at Ulster Museum, Belfast.  Climate NI is a cross-sectoral network supporting climate change adaptation action and policy development in Northern Ireland (including the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and the Northern Ireland Climate Change Adaptation Programme).

The UK Climate Resilience Programme aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise to deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation solutions research, ensuring the UK is resilient to climate variability and change and powerfully positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth.

Professor Suraje Dessai, the UK Research & Innovation and Met Office UK Climate Resilience Programme Champion, presented an outline of the Programme and relevant information on the objectives and progress to date, along with the funding opportunities that are available within the Programme. Other presenters on the day included Arlene McGowan from the Climate Change Unit at DAERA, Dr Fai Fung from the Met Office and a series of lightning presentations from Queen’s University, Ulster University and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

Hosted by Professor John Barry from Queen’s University, the event also provided an opportunity for participants to discuss and share their own research in this area as well as identifying gaps in climate resilience-related research in Northern Ireland.

The slides from the event are available by clicking here  and you can view or download the summary of the breakout sessions by clicking here.


The featured image has been used courtesy of a Creative Commons license. 


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Kevin Fearon is the Business Alliance Manager for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty at Queen's University Belfast and manages the Queen's Policy Engagement initiative.

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