Maximising UK Adaptation to Climate Change: research projects survey

Closed 8 Nov 2023

Opened 13 Oct 2023


The Maximising UK Adaptation to Climate Change programme is due to be launched soon.  The programme is co-funded by UKRI and Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It has been co-designed by UKRI, Defra, the Met Office and the Climate Change Committee. The programme consists of two strands of commissioning activity: 

1. a climate change adaptation hub – coordination and translation 

2. a series of research projects – new transdisciplinary knowledge for UK climate adaptation 

Why your views matter

The climate change adaptation hub is due to be launched first, with the research projects due to be launched in Spring 2024. This is where we would like your input.

By completing this survey you will help us to prioritise what research challenges should be the focus for the research projects activity. 

What happens next

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We will record your information for the purpose of assessing, processing, and contacting you regarding your feedback, 

We will not pass your information on to any other third party without obtaining your prior permission. 

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  • Maximising UK adaptation to climate change hub: launch webinar

    From 1 Nov 2023 at 10:00 to 1 Nov 2023 at 11:30

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will launch a funding opportunity for a Climate Change Adaptation hub shortly. This funding opportunity is part of the Maximising UK adaptation to climate change programme.

    The hub will aim to provide evidence around how to increase the resilience of people, ecosystems and infrastructure in the UK to cascading climate impacts. The hub will convene a transdisciplinary team of academics, policymakers, external practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to support the UK in achieving a climate change adaptation plan that provides both local and national solutions.

    This webinar will cover:

    an overview of the funding opportunity

    what UKRI and Defra are looking for in applications

    the application and assessment process including applying through the UKRI Funding Service

    time for questions and answers


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