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Research challenge: Climate futures

Discover how we are responding to the global climate crisis through our high quality research.

The global impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are amongst the greatest threats to public health, the global economy and biodiversity. 

To help address this crisis, we are harnessing our high quality research expertise spanning climate science, emissions reduction, food sustainability, air quality impacts, new materials discovery, behaviour insights, risk communication, community engagement and the development of new sustainable technologies. 

Working with collaborators across the globe, we are aligning these strengths to explore impacts of climate change, develop solutions to environmental challenges and address knowledge gaps.

Our research excellence brings tangible benefits at a global, national and local scale in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation as we work towards a lower carbon future. 

The Climate futures research challenge aligns closely with the University’s wider sustainability work.

Areas of research

Science Pollution from a chemical plant

Science

Learn how our research is exploring ways to address the climate crisis.

Society Climate action protest

Society

We are exploring the impact of climate change on society and ecosystems.

Solutions Solar panels on a row of houses

Solutions

We are developing mitigation solutions to reduce harmful emissions.

An expert's view

Professor Ric Williams explains how universities can act as powerhouses for change, by finding solutions to some of the issues causing climate change. 

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Meet some of our academics in this area:

Professor Ric Williams

Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

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Dr Jenny Hodgson

Dr Jenny Hodgson

Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour

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Professor Matthew Baylis

Professor Matthew Baylis

Oxenhale Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology

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Alessandro Tagliabue

Professor Alessandro Tagliabue

Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

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Claire Mahaffey

Professor Claire Mahaffey

Ocean Sciences

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James Lea

Dr James Lea

Geography and Planning

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Karl Whittle

Professor Karl Whittle

Nuclear Engineering

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Alex Cowan

Professor Alexander Cowan

EPSRC Research Fellow, Chemistry

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Laurence Hardwick

Professor Laurence Hardwick

Director of the Stephenson Insitute for Renewable Energy

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Georgina Endfield

Professor Georgina Endfield

APVC Research and Impact (Humanities and Social Sciences); Professor of Environmental History

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Professor Mark Boyle

Professor Mark Boyle

Director of the Heseltine Institute

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Professor Kate Parr

Professor Kate Parr

Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences

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Dr Will Slocombe

Dr Will Slocombe

English

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Dr Samuel Solnick

Dr Samuel Solnick

English

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Dr Greg Lynall

Dr Greg Lynall

English

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Dr Stephen Finnegan

Dr Stephen Finnegan

Architecture

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