Climate Research Topics: Adaptation
Managing and adapting to future climate changes will be critical for the welfare of humans and non-humans in various parts of the world. This adaptation may be in advising businesses of future impacts, exploring the adaptation of societies or ecological communities at present with questions about how and why some societies or communities adapt to changes more readily than others. Critical issues focus on questions of water, food and energy at local, national and international scales. Successful adaptation will depend on the climate scientists and the social scientists working together to implement wide-ranging solutions that build our capacity to adapt to future climate change.
UKCIP coordinate and influence research into adapting to climate change, and encourage organisations to use our tools and information to help them consider their climate risks and how to adapt.
- CLIMSAVE: CLimate change Integrated assessment Methodology for cross-Sectoral Adaptation and Vulnerability in Europe
A project to develop and apply an integrated methodology for stakeholder-led, climate change impact and vulnerability assessment
- Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate (ARCC)
The ARCC Coordination Network (ACN) exists to enhance the cooperative development and dissemination of research between and beyond a portfolio of 14 EPSRC-funded research projects exploring the impacts and adaptation in a changing climate within the built environment, including transport and water resource systems. UKCIP is a partner organisation in this network
- Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)
2010 - 2020
This 10 year research initiative launched by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) has an Oxford component led by NERC Food Security Leader, John Ingram.
- UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium: Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems
The UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium will inform the analysis, planning and design of national infrastructure, through the development and demonstration of new decision support tools, and working with partners in government and industry.
- ARCADIA: Adaptation and Resilience in Cities: Analysis and Decision making using Integrated Assessment [EPSRC (EP/G061254/1)]
ARCADIA aims to provide system-scale understanding of the inter-relationships between climate impacts, the urban economy, land use, transport and the built environment and to use this understanding to design cities that are more resilient and adaptable.
- Operationalizing REDD+: Actors, Interests and Ideas
2009 - 2012
The aim of this project is to gain a better understanding of the wide range of actors, interests and ideas that are shaping REDD+.
- Climate Governance
The research project focuses on ways of addressing institutional interactions in global environmental governance.
- Flood Risk Management Consortium, Phase 2 [EPSRC (EP/F020511/1)]
The Flood Risk Management Consortium is an interdisciplinary research Consortium focuses on some of the more recently identified strategic research investigating the prediction and management of flood risk and is the primary UK academic response to this challenge.
- Embedding Biodiversity Adaptation Principles (EMBEDS)
2010 - 2011
This project will review of the success of embedding climate change adaptation principles in activities supporting Defra's internal Biodiversity Programme; and in the England Biodiversity Strategy
- Governing Climate Change at Global Cities: A Case Study of Beijing
2008 - 2009
Understanding the roles of non-nation state actors including the municipal government, businesses, and NGOs in Beijing’s climate change governance and draw implications for national climate policy and the post-Kyoto climate regime
- Governing Climate Change beyond the International Regime: City Actions in China
Identifying the key factors that determine the current carbon actions taken by non-nation state actors in China, and examining the implications of these activities for developing a post-2012 climate regime that can effectively engage China.
- The Role of Non-Nation-State Actors in the UNFCCC Negotiations
2008 - 2009
Assessment of the role of non-nation state actors in the COP-14 negotiations in Poznan, 2008
- Global Environmental Change and Food Security Programme
Ceased in 2011
Global Environmental Change and Food Systems (GECAFS) is a comprehensive programme of interdisciplinary research focused on understanding the links between food security and global environmental change.
- Informing international climate policy
2006 - 2009
This Tyndall research question led by ECI's Professor Diana Liverman examines how international action on climate change can be effectively developed after 2012?
- Theorising the Carbon Economy: Carbon Markets for Development
Sep 2007 - Sep 2009
This research by Dr Emily Boyd aims to critically theorise the new carbon economy, focusing specifically on carbon markets for development.
- International Protocol on Climate Change: From Uncertain to Unequivocal.
ECI have published two critiques of the IPCC process, which ask whether their findings tell us much about how policy should be applied