ESRC/AHRC – International Research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Closing Date: 02/05/2023

Funding available to conduct international and interdisciplinary research on participatory and culturally-appropriate mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change.

This funding opportunity aims to further the design and implementation of co-produced adaptation and mitigation strategies for vulnerable groups. Vulnerable groups are those currently most impacted by the effects of climate change, owing to both:

  • Physical vulnerability: heightened exposure to events related to climate change or poor infrastructure
  • Socioeconomic vulnerability: limited resources to prepare or respond to the impacts of climate change, including knowledge, technology or financial resources, or owing to conflict, security and fragility

The opportunity is supporting international teams to conduct research that is both:

  • Interdisciplinary: integrating information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialised knowledge
  • Trans-sectoral: involving the academic, research, economic (businesses), societal (governmental and non-governmental) organisations, and community sectors, as appropriate

International project teams must be interdisciplinary, incorporating expertise from across disciplines, as appropriate, to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies, and including expertise in the social sciences or humanities to address enabling factors such as:

  • Effective governance
  • Community capacity
  • Geopolitical and economic security.

The UKRI-funded component of projects must fall within ESRC or AHRC’s respective remits.

The research must focus on participatory and contextually and culturally appropriate mitigation and adaptation mitigation and adaptation responses to at least two of the eight representative key risks of climate change highlighted in the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Funding body UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Maximum value £500,000
Reference ID S24744
Category Arts and Humanities
Economic and Social Research
Natural Environment
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