Developing net zero solutions
To reach net zero we must act now. At the University of Liverpool, we are responding to this challenge.
Our research into the climate of the oceans directly contributed to the IPCC report. Our living lab is exploring the impact of future climates on adaptive repsonses of plants. We are working with organisations to re-imagine our towns and cities and we are developing new innovative materials to enable technologies that don't rely on fossil fuels.
Health, relief, recovery and peace
Health systems and communities world-wide are being destroyed by climate change and need urgent help. Liverpool is at the forefront of innovations that can improve global health, enhance policies and help weakened communities overcome their challenges.
Finance, trade and accountability
We must implement measures to improve climate related finance, business and trade practices to become more sustainable. Our vision is to scale up efforts, improve access for marginalised groups and create more affordable solutions that will make international markets greener in the future.
Energy, industry and transition
Society needs rapid decarbonisation and just transition to green energy across the entire energy and industry value chain. Liverpool scientists are focussing on levers and pathways to fast-track deployment of renewable energy systems, better efficiency and innovations to reduce the carbon footprint.
Urbanisation, transport and the built environment
The climate crisis has amplified heat throughout urban areas and cities with population growth, greenhouse gases and economic activity all driving factors in the rising global temperatures. Liverpool researchers have pioneered novel approaches to help make our cities more hospitable now and for future generations.
Youth, education and skills
At Liverpool, we are closing skill gaps for green jobs and empowering the next generation of thought leaders. Through a combination of our curriculum, youth-led entrepreneurship and the ingenuity of our students we can ensure that Liverpool is creating future leaders in climate change policy.
Nature, land use and oceans
Stark evidence suggests that urgent action must be taken to tackle the climate crisis and our ambitions must match the scale of the challenge. Liverpool leads groundbreaking innovations in climate science for the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of nature to scale up efforts to preserve natural eco-systems.
Food, agriculture and water systems
Climate change is creating severe pressure and the agri-food and water systems that underpin human well-being are at huge risk. Our research is shifting the focus to improve current systems and develop more sustainable mechanisms for the planet to improve health and prosperity for all.