The UK Climate Projections (UKCP09) (previously known as UKCIP08 and subsequently UKCP So Late!) were finally launched on Thursday 18 June.

UKCP09 provides the latest information on how continued emissions of greenhouse gases may change the UK's climate over 21st century.

The information provided by UKCP09 will be valuable to anyone with responsibility for forward planning in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

UKCP09 comprises a package of information including, publications, key findings, user support and customisable output. This is primarily available on-line. * For access to the main technical information about UKCP09, and the full range of information and support, go to http://ukclimateprojections.defra.gov.uk .

A gentler introduction is available at http://ukcp09.defra.gov.uk

UKCP09 is accompanied by a training programme � Projections in Practice (PiP) � and more information can be found at www.ukcip.org.uk/training .