climate change risk management

CCRM is a specialist climate science and climate risk management consultancy originally developed at Oxford University. We are all scientists and academics working at the forefront of climate change science and policy.
Since 2004 we have been offering technical and scientific expertise focusing on the impacts of contemporary and future climate change. CCRM's mission is to help businesses, governments and NGOs understand climate risk and plan for a changing world. 


Helicopter dumping water on forest fire

CCRM and YOUR organisation

We employ a tiered approach to decision making and climate risk assessment by offering the following services:







climate change

Climate change is the most important issue facing humanity in the twenty first century and it will change the way we all live and work in the future.

our services

We can provide a number of services to businesses, governments and NGO's. Including climate change risk assessments, climate modelling, flood risk analysis and much more...

The Team

Meet our team of scientists and academics who are all working at the forefront of climate change science and policy. 

Contact us

Climate change will affect us all, get in touch to find out how we can help you assess climate risks and how to adjust your strategies in light of the information.

David Stainforth in today’s Guardian: can we predict the climate of the future?
By Tessa Kingsley | October 3, 2023

We’re pouring money into computer models – but could they lead us astray?  David writes: “Predicting the future lies at the heart of responding to climate change. We want to know what things will look like if we take certain actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and what they will look like if we…

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Stephan Harrison invited to represent UK on the seventh edition of GEO-7
By Tessa Kingsley | April 6, 2023

  CCRM’s Stephan Harrison has been invited to lead the climate section of UNEP’s GEO-7 report.  This will inform governments around the world on the impacts of climate change and other risks to sustainable development.   With partners from Canada, Chile and Mexico, the report will be developed over the next 3 years.

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CCRM writes Cornwall Council’s climate change risk assessment
By Tessa Kingsley | November 14, 2022

Cornwall Council has published the country’s first county-level climate change risk assessment, written by a range of academic specialists at CCRM.  The report focuses on a range of climate impacts for the county and focuses on the implications of extreme climatic events on a variety of sectors, including health, transport and agriculture. You can read…

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UNEP Event: Iraq on track in the preparation of its Climate Change National Adaptation Plan 28 July 2022 Beirut
By Tessa Kingsley | July 29, 2022

CCRM scientist Dr Mike Harrison has presented a set of climate projections and climate risk assessments for Iraq, alongside colleagues from Reading University’s Walker Institute and Wood Plc at a 3 day capacity building workshop in Beirut.  With the aim of assisting Iraq in its planning for climate change adaptation, the workshop, organised by the…

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Chamoli disaster caused by massive avalanche
By Tessa Kingsley | October 4, 2021

Stephan Harrison joined forces with other high mountain experts to publish this important paper on catastrophic glacier hazards in the Himalayas.  The Himalaya region is increasingly being affected by these events. You can read the paper here

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carbon dioxide

Levels in the atmosphere are the highest for at least a million years


16 of the 17 warmest years on record occurred since 2000

sea levels

Global sea level has risen nearly 178mm in over 100 years

land ice

Greenland ice loss doubled between 1996 and 2005

“The scientific evidence is now overwhelming: climate change presents very serious global risks, and it demands an urgent global response".

Sir Nicholas Stern

“We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today."

Baron Hague, former UK Conservative Party leader

“Climate change increasingly poses one of the biggest long-term threats to investments."

Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary to the UNFCCC

“The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it's all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it."

Mike Huckabee, US Republican Politician

"Climate change is ... one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation"

Barack Obama

“Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be"

Niall Fitzgerald, UK CEO, Unilever

“I believe the science is in. The debate is over and the time for action is now."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I think climate change is the major challenge facing the world."

David Attenborough