Climate impacts and risk assessment national meeting

14 January 2019, 10.00 AM - 14 January 2019, 5.00 PM

University of Bristol

About the meeting

This meeting will be a platform for the UK climate impacts community to come together and hear about the latest research for a wide range of climate impacts, including for use in risk assessments. At the moment no such platform exists in the UK, but with the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 report, and the 3rd UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3), it is becoming particularly important for the community to meet, hear about the wide range of science performed in the UK, and discuss synergies. The climate modelling and dynamics communities have similar initiatives, and we would see a lot of cross over with these groups, especially as we discuss cross-disciplinary research.


The meeting scope is similar to that of the IPCC working group 2, and includes (but is not limited to), the following sectors: agriculture, land use/change, hydrology, health, extreme weather, energy and economy. Research can be global in nature, or specific to a certain region, but does not have to be related to the UK. The meeting will be made up one invited talk and lots of submitted talks by members of the community. Importantly, there will be time for discussion on:

  • how the community can respond to the changing UK funding situation
  • how the community may contribute in a consolidated way to IPCC AR6, and
  • links with the forthcoming CCRA3.

Keynote speaker

Kathryn Brown, Head of Adaptation, Committee on Climate Change Secretariat.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is now open and we are keen to include a diverse range of topics and welcome contributions from scientists at all levels in their careers. As this is the first meeting of this nature for this community, the exact form of the meeting structure and nature of presentations has not yet been fixed and will be determined once abstract submissions have been received.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday 19 December 2018


This event is open to UK-based academics, professionals and private sector.  Please ensure you book your free place online.

Further information

We will provide refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note we will not be providing lunch. We can suggest lots of places for lunch nearby.

The venue is a 25-30 mins walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station, or 10-15 minutes by taxi.

We will set up a mailing list, and if you’d like to be added please e-mail Lauren Brown (

We look forward to seeing you!

Meeting convenors: Dann Mitchell (Bristol), Richard Betts (Exeter), Hayley Fowler (Newcastle), Andy Challinor (Leeds).

Contact information

Meeting enquiries to Lauren Brown (

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