UKCIP has always worked with a diverse range of organisations including international policy and research institutions, universities, governments and businesses. People we are currently working with include:
Adaptation Scotland provides advice and support to help organisations, businesses and communities prepare for and build resilience to the impacts of climate change in Scotland. Our joint work involves collaboration in stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
EPSRC supports research and postgraduate training to contribute to the well-being and economic competitiveness of the UK. Since 2001, UKCIP have worked with EPSRC on stimulating multi-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange activities on impacts and adaptation in infrastructure systems and the built environment. We currently manage the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network, bringing together researchers and stakeholders to maximise the benefits of EPSRC-funded research.
Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford
ECI has an international track record for research in climate, ecosystems and energy. Their interdisciplinary and integrated programme focuses on understanding processes of change, exploring sustainable solutions and influencing change through education and partnership.
Since its inception in 1997, UKCIP has been based at ECI in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
Living with Environmental Change (LWEC)
The LWEC partnership involves 22 UK public sector organisations working together to ensure that decision-makers in government, business and society have the knowledge, foresight and tools to mitigate, adapt to and benefit from environmental change. UKCIP has worked with LWEC since its inception in 2008, supporting the infrastructure and climate challenges, and participating in the climate and adaptation task forces. Roger Street is an LWEC Climate Adaptation Fellow, and several of our research projects are LWEC accredited.
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
NERC delivers environmental research to enable society to respond to climate change and the pressures on natural resources. Recognising the links between the natural environment and infrastructure sectors, UKCIP are working with NERC to understand the scope of NERC’s investments in this area. The results will summarise the current UK research capability, and help to focus stakeholder engagement and promote the use of research outputs.
Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University (CEPH)
CEPH addresses concerns for population health, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity, working with international communities through research, capacity building and supporting leaders. Our work with CEPH focuses on climate change and health, and includes vulnerability, impacts and adaptation research to inform policy and practice. We also work with translational research – helping to make research findings useful for health and well-being.
CIRCLE-2 is a European network of 34 institutions in 23 countries. The programme funds research and shares knowledge on climate adaptation and the promotion of long-term cooperation among national and regional climate change programmes. UKCIP is a member of CIRCLE-2’s Advisory Board and supports the delivery of research. We contributed to the Adaptation Inspiration Book, Joint Initiative on Uncertainty, and Workshop on Adaptation Platforms in Europe.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Climate Adaptation Flagship
Based in Australia, CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship delivers scientific solutions to enable effective adaptation to climate change and climate variability. It informs national planning, regulation and investment decisions. We work with Flagship researchers to improve our understanding of, and support for, adaptation decision-making processes.
Environment Agency Austria / Umweltbundesamt GmbH (EAA)
EAA is the specialist institution of the Federal Government of Austria, and provides expertise on the condition of the environment and environmental changes as well as environmental pollution. We work with the Department of Environmental Impact Assessment and Climate Change.
European Topic Centre on Climate Change Impact, Vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA)
ETC/CCA is a consortium of 14 organisations from European Environment Agency (EEA) member countries, led by the Italian Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC). The consortium supports the 2013 EU Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation by managing the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT). It contributes to the coordination, quality and exchange of information on climate change impacts and vulnerability assessments through:
- sharing data and indicators on climate change and its impacts across sectors and regions
- assessment of climate change vulnerabilities and natural hazard risks to society and ecosystems
- assessment of adaptation strategies and actions
- improving capacity building in EEA member countries.
Members of the ETC/CCA consortium:
- Alterra (The Netherlands)
- Aarhus University – National Environmental Research Institute (Denmark)
- Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (Italy)
- Charles University Environment Centre (Czech Republic)
- Finnish Environment Institute (Finland)
- Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
- Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (Germany)
- Met Office Hadley Centre (UK)
- Thetis SpA (Italy)
- Umweltbundesamt GmbH (Austria)
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
- University of Manchester (UK)
- Zentralanstalt Fuer Meteorologie Und Geodynamik (Austria)
Foundation of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FFCUL)
FFCUL is the Coordinator of the CIRCLE-2 ERA-Net – Climate Impact Research and Response Coordination for a Larger Europe (FP7) and a member of the ETC/CCA consortium.
SEA Change is an online Community of Practice (CoP) focused on the monitoring and evaluation of climate change interventions in Asia, and beyond. UKCIP works with SEA Change to develop adaptation monitoring and evaluating products, and to share their M&E knowledge with as wide an audience as possible.