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UKCP18 Event – 22nd May 2019


Climate NI and Met Office UKCP18 Event – Northern Ireland Climate Projections Explained

On 22nd May 2019, Climate Northern Ireland and the Met Office hosted a UKCP18: Climate Projections in Northern Ireland Explained event at Belfast City Hall, with attendance from around 120 delegates across central government, local government, the private sector, community sector and academia.

The UKCP18 event aimed to provide the opportunity for NI stakeholders to hear about the new climate projections, what data and information is available and accessible, and how NI researchers, organisations and industries can use these projections to plan for climate change. The structure of the UKCP18 event was as follows:

Overview of UKCP18

The Met Office provided an overview of the latest climate projections, the data available and how to access information. 

Available Resource:

Introduction to the UKCP18 – Fai Fung, Met Office (PDF)

Use of UKCP09/18: Reflections from NI practitioners

  • Dr Teresa McGrath, Queen’s University Belfast: Energy Modelling of Domestic Buildings

  • Alan Reddick, Department for Infrastructure: Belfast Tidal Study

  • Grainia Long, Belfast Commissioner for Resilience: Resilient Belfast
  • Cathy Burns, Derry City and Strabane District Council: CLIMATE Project: Local Authority Adaptation Planning
  • Ed Wright: Lakeland Dairies – first steps in adaptation

Available Resources:

NI practitioners presentation slides collated (PDF)

Summary Document outlining the key messages and take away points from each presentation (PDF)

Discussions: How could UKCP18 be used in your sector?

  • Workshop session designed to identify how delegates could make best use of the data, in discussion with colleagues from their own sector.
  • Table sector themes – Agriculture, Built Environment, Health, Infrastructure, Local Council, Marine and Coastal Areas, and Natural Environment (Land).

Available Resource:

Summary Report of Workshop Discussion (PDF) including suggested next steps