Projects

  • HAPPI-Health

    2018-2021, PI Dann Mitchell, funded by NERC Half a degree Additional warming: Prognosis and Projected Impacts on Health The HAPPI-Health project brought together experts in climate (Bristol, Oxford) and health (LSHTM), as well as project partners from the Met Office and Public Health England, to provide a comprehensive analysis of temperature related mortality. Outcomes from…

  • How Tough is WASH

    2019-2021. Funded by University of Bristol QR GCRF. Co-I Eunice Lo The How Tough is Wash? project focused on the climate resilience of water and sanitation services in Nepal and Ethiopia. Millions of people do not have access to safe water and sanitation. Achieving universal access in these countries is made more difficult because of…

  • SNAPSI

    2022, Funded by European Research Council, Bristol PI Dann Mitchell Stratospheric Nudging And Predictable Surface Impacts (SNAPSI) SNAPSI is a model intercomparison protocol designed to study the role of the Arctic and Antarctic stratospheric polar vortices in sub-seasonal to seasonal forecast models. Based on a set of controlled, sub-seasonal, ensemble forecasts of three recent events,…

  • LaunchPAD

    2020-2021, Bristol lead Rachel James, funded by FCDO Priority on African Diagnostics LaunchPAD is the first phase of the Climate Model Evaluation Hub for Africa and builds on the work of the IMPALA project as part of the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme. 10 early career researchers and fellows have designed model diagnostics with…

  • FRACTAL-PLUS

    2022, PI Joe Daron, funded by NERC Participatory climate information distillation for urban flood resilience in Lusaka Building on the success of engagements in Lusaka in the first phase of FRACTAL, the FRACTAL-PLUS project aimed to advance the “distillation” approach and explore the use of hydro-climate evidence in co-developing flood resilience narratives and adaptation pathways…

  • EMERGENCE

    2019-2023, PI Dann Mitchell, funded by NERC Emergence of Climate Hazards (EMERGENCE) Climate hazards are weather and climate ‘extreme events’ that can cause loss of life, injury, or other health impacts, as well as damage and loss to property, infrastructure, livelihoods, service provision, and environmental resources. Examples include: – The summer heat wave of 2003…

  • The Future Of UK Offshore Wind Power

    2022 – 2023 PI Hannah Bloomfield, Co-I Rachel James, funded by Cabot Institute of the Environment. How do we optimise future investment decisions for offshore wind under climate change? The challenge To meet carbon mitigation targets energy systems rapidly decarbonising. Wind power is key to meeting these targets. The UK is a world-leader in offshore…

  • UK Climate Change Attribution (DARA)

    2023, PI Dann Mitchell, funded by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) Reviewing climate change attribution in UK natural hazards and their impacts (DARA) Ahead of the Fourth UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA4), the Climate Change Committee (CCC) asked what we know about the impact of past and present climate change on natural and human…

  • ArctiCONNECT

    2020 – 2024, Bristol PI Dann Mitchell, Co-I Peter Watson, funded by NERC ArctiCONNECT Consequences of Arctic Warming for European Climate and Extreme Weather. The Arctic region is undergoing dramatic changes, in the atmosphere, ocean, ice and on land. The Arctic lower atmosphere is warming at more than twice the rate of the global average,…

  • UNSEEN heatwave mortality

    2023 – 2024 PI Chin Yang Shapland, funded by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Cabot Institute for the Environment In the UK in summer of 2022, there were around 3,000 deaths beyond the average in the 65+ age group. Assessing possible heatwave events and the resulting mortality in our current climate conditions is critical to preparing…

  • UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI)

    2021 – 2025 PI Paul Bates, Co-I Rachel James, funded by NERC. The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) is a national centre set up to accelerate the adoption and use of climate and environmental data and analytics by financial institutions. The consortium of major UK universities and institutions which include The University…

  • Tick distributions in the UK

    2023-2024. Funded by University of Bristol, Bristol Inspired Research Challenge Areas 23/24. Co-I Dann Mitchell One of the most uncertain health outcomes of future climate change in the UK comes from infectious diseases. Ticks are an important disease vector of zoonotic diseases such as Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis virus. Here, we are keen to…

  • REPRESA

    2023-2026, PI Lizzie Kendon, Co-I Rachel James, funded by CLARE Resilience and preparedness to tropical cyclones across Southern Africa This multi-partner consortium is funded under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative and focuses on the impacts of tropical cyclones (TC) in Madagascar, Malawi, and Mozambique. It is an international collaboration involving partners across southern…

  • PALM-TREEs

    2023-2026, Bristol lead Rachel James, funded by CLARE Pan-African and transdisciplinary lens on the margins: Tackling the risks of extreme events PALM-TREEs is an ambitious project of the CLARE programme, a UK-Canada research framework programme on climate change adaptation and resilience mainly funded by UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office alongside International Development Research…

  • SALIENT

    Keep in touch If you are working in this space, we’d love to hear from you! What is SALIENT? Salient is a research project exploring new ways to understand and communicate future climate change for adaptation planning. The regional focus is southern Africa. Are you involved in adaptation planning? Future climate projections are increasingly required…

  • HABVIA

    Heat Adaptation Benefits for Vulnerable groups In Africa 2023-2027. Funded by the Wellcome Trust. Bristol leads Eunice Lo, Ritah Pavin Nakanjako. Robust evaluation of the environmental, health, and socio-economic outcomes of health adaptations are limited for Africa, especially in real-world-settings, despite high vulnerability to heat-related health risk. HABVIA aims to address these evidence gaps by…

  • Lived Experience of Extreme Weather Events

    2023-2024. Funded by University of Bristol, Bristol Inspired Research Challenge Areas 23/24. PI Eunice Lo With 40°C heat becoming more and more commonplace in the UK where overheating in homes and buildings is a key risk (Climate Change Committee, 2021), understanding the lived experience of people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and behaviour during heatwaves…

  • Case for support: Climate futures science for adaptation

    The Climate Futures Information Gap These “decision-led” approaches to climate services show promise, however there is one challenging step in the process which warrants greater attention. In any effort to inform decision- making about future climate, it is necessary to characterise and communicate future changes in hazard (shown in purple in Fig. 1). Climate models…

  • MAD DAD

    2019-2022. Funded by University of Bristol GCRF. PI Katerina Michaelides, Co-I Dann Mitchell Mobile App Development for Drought Adaptation in Drylands Project objectives:

  • DRIER

    2019-2023. Funded by Royal Society. PI Katerina Michaelides, Co-I Dann Mitchell Drought Resilience In East African dryland Regions The aim of this project was to create a new, widely accessible tool for monitoring regional, societallyrelevant water storage in drylands, and to use this tool for communicating and enhancing socialadaptation to short-term climate shocks and long-term…

  • The Future of Extreme European Winter Weather

    2020-2024, Funded by NERC, PI Peter Watson. Every time there is an extreme weather event, there is much speculation about the role played by climate change. Questions that are particularly relevant for Europeans include how is climate change affecting the occurrence of flooding brought about by severe storminess, like that seen in the 2013/14 winter,…