AHRC-led climate call on Living with Uncertainty: Town hall meeting – 16 December

On 16 December, between 10am and 4.00pm in London (venue TBC), the AHRC is hosting a town meeting to discuss its forthcoming call on Living with Uncertainty, focused around climate resilience.

The UK Climate Resilience programme is a £18.6 million collaboration between UKRI and the Met Office which aims to draw together fragmented climate research and expertise and deliver robust, multi- and inter-disciplinary climate risk and adaptation research to ensuring the UK is resilient to climate variability and change and powerfully positioned to exploit the opportunities of adaptation and green growth.

As part of the programme of activity there will be call for research proposals launching in early December 2019 which seeks to explore and test our understanding of what it means to live with uncertainty and ‘learn into an unknown future’ (Flood, 1999) within the framing of climate resilience and our changing environment due to climate change.

The funded projects will raise awareness of what it means to work with uncertainty to build climate resilience in the real world and deliver useful knowledge (narratives, learning histories, case studies, film and other material) to further inform practices and behaviours that build confidence in practical approaches to living with uncertainty and community and environmental resilience building. Applications are anticipated to be led by arts and humanities colleagues but to include researchers from the natural, physical, engineering, health, and social sciences where appropriate.

The town hall meeting aims to further communicate the remit and objectives of the programme, the specific requirements of the Living with Uncertainty call and bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines with interests in climate impacts and resilience in the UK. Attendance to the meeting is not mandatory for applicants of the call.

If you wish to attend, please complete the online Smart Survey at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ClimateResilience. The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

More information is available here.