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JCEEI partners - University of Exeter and Met Office
JCEEI partners - University of Exeter and Met Office

Climate Impacts, Mitigation, Adaption and Resilience framework

The JCEEI’s Climate Impacts, Mitigation, Adaption and Resilience (CLIMAR®) Framework uses Data Science and AI to integrate multiple sources of data to quantify and visualise the risks of climate change on populations, infrastructure and the economy.

Climate risks are determined by how vulnerable we, and our surroundings, are when exposed to climate-related hazards.

CLIMAR® estimates these risks by integrating models for climate related hazards (e.g. increased frequency of extreme weather events, flooding, increased summer temperatures, wind speeds)  with data and models for whether individual ‘assets’ (e.g. electricity substations, windfarms, roads, vulnerable members of the population) are exposed and, given that exposure, the extent to which they are vulnerable to those hazards.

CLIMAR® creates decision-ready information in a form that is accessible to a range of audiences, including policy makers, industry and the public. This ability is going to be crucial across a wide variety of sectors in designing pathways to NetZero and enhancing our resilience to climate change.

CLIMAR® is currently being used in a range of real-world applications, including energy system security, telecommunications, critical infrastructure, water and sewage networks, and health:

  • Working with a city council on the effects of climate change on urban heat, inequalities between population groups and the efficacy of methods for adapting building stock to keep people cool, and safe, in periods of extreme heat.
  • Working with a consortium led by the National Digital Twin Programme and the Centre for Digital Built Britain to develop a Climate Resilience Demonstrator, integrating climate projections with asset information and operational models to assess the future risks of flooding on critical infrastructure including energy, communications and water and sewage networks.
  • Collaborating with The Alan Turing Institute, energy futures lab at Imperial College and the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick to develop robust approaches that support decision-making on energy security and the transition to net zero.
JCEEI partners - University of Exeter and Met Office