Stakeholders Workshop March 2019

CCRA3 Technical Chapters

Under the 2008 Climate Change Act, the government is required to provide Parliament with a comprehensive assessment of the risks that climate change poses to the UK every 5 years. The 3rd risk assessment, CCRA3, is due to be laid before Parliament by January 2022.

A team of experts led by the University of Exeter in partnership with the Met Office have been commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change to write the technical chapters for the CCRA3 Evidence Report. The team members and their organisations are listed below. They are examining the risks that climate change brings to the UK, both directly to the country itself and also via impacts elsewhere in the world, and on adaptation measures in place or planned that aim to reduce these risks.

Our aim is that our assessment will be informed by the latest scientific and economic analysis.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted evidence in our first Call for Evidence. We would like to ensure that we have the opportunity to access as much current information as possible so there will be a second Call for Evidence in October 2019. Specific dates will be confirmed soon.

The CCRA3 Technical Chapters Project Team

Writing of the CCRA3 technical chapters are being led by the following experts:

  • Prof Richard Betts (University of Exeter and Met Office – Project Director)
  • Prof Dame Julia Slingo FRS (University of Exeter)
  • Paul Watkiss (Paul Watkiss Associates)
  • Dr Pam Berry (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Iain Brown (University of Dundee)
  • Dr Ruth Wood (University of Manchester)
  • Prof Lee Chapman (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr David Jaroszweski (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Sari Kovats (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Rachel Brisley (JBA Consulting)
  • Katharine Knox (Independent consultant)
  • Dr Swenja Surminski (London School of Economics)
  • Prof Andy Challinor (University of Leeds)
  • Prof Tim Benton (University of Leeds and Chatham House)

Around 200 experts from approximately 65 organisations are also contributing to the chapter writing and other components of the CCRA3 process. The CCRA3 programme as a whole is being managed by the Committee on Climate Change.

More background on CCRA3 programme can be found here.

To contact the CCRA3 Technical Chapters please email us at: