UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28)

Climate action can't wait. We must accelerate global efforts to achieve Net Zero. Throughout COP28, we will showcase how our world-leading research is connected to COP28's thematic programme and how Liverpool research can influence future policy, governance and innovation to combat the global climate crisis.

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, 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 | Gender Equality | Accountability

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 and industry | Just transition

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 and built environment | Transport

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, children, education and skills

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

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

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.