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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)


Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs'  is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Its priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health.

Defra funded the UK Climate Projections on behalf of the UK Government and Devolved Administrations to provide updated climate information for the UK from 1961 to 2099.


Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS)

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government's relationship with business. The DBEIS also ensures the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean, and that the UK remains at the cutting edge of science, research and innovation. The Department is responsible for tackling climate change, and is the largest contributor the  Met Office Hadley Centre Integrated Climate Programme, which includes the modelling work for the UK Climate Projections.

Department of the Environment Northern Ireland (DOE)


The  Department of the Environment is responsible for Climate Change Policy in Northern IrelandDOE coordinated research between stakeholders in Northern Ireland and UKCIP to examine potential uses of forthcoming UKCP09 data and information.

The Scottish Government


The Scottish Government  has ensured that the needs and geographic characteristics of Scotland are reflected in the UKCP09 projections. UKCP09 include climate projections for the three distinctive climatic areas of Scotland (north, east and west) and the UKCP09 climate trends report closely follows the model of the SNIFFER report  A handbook of climate trends across Scotland .

The Welsh Assembly Government


The  Welsh Assembly Government  is responsible for Climate Change policy in Wales. The Welsh Assembly Government was represented on the UKCP09 Steering Group and User Group. In addition they held a stakeholder workshop in February 2008 that informed development of the user guidance.