The United Nations estimates that about one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year.
This year’s COP28 summit is placing a huge emphasis on education as a crucial long-term solution to climate change. We are already responding to that focus.
Students can take a virtual step into a mangrove to learn how these forests adapt to their environments, using new resources from the University of Birmingham.
The University of Birmingham has been awarded nearly £1.5 million by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority to research technology for fusion energy.
The University of Birmingham and the International Union of Railways (UIC) have launched the UIC Middle East Hub at the University of Birmingham Dubai campus.
Our researchers have supported Birmingham City Council to achieve A-list status in a project mapping city-level leadership on climate action.
University of Birmingham has secured 35th position in the 2024 QS World Sustainability Ranking
The University of Birmingham has been awarded £20 million in Levelling Up funding for the National Centre for the Decarbonisation of Heat (NCDH).
From 13 – 17 November 2023 the University of Birmingham hosted Green Week – a programme of events, activities and demonstrations promoting everything eco.
Led by Birmingham Energy Institute at the University of Birmingham, the project was honoured in the Benefitting Society category.
Achieving net-zero calls for a transformation of entire value chains, including how we produce, consume, and live.
New report released during COP28 - Adaptation and Building Resilience in a Changing World.
In New Delhi, the world’s most polluted capital city, air pollution reduces life expectancy by an estimated 12 years.
If we want to reach climate targets, then we need to invest in rail infrastructure in low and lower-middle-income countries.
A whitepaper has made the case for significantly expanding rail in low- and lower-middle-income countries to reach climate goals and provide economic benefits.
New research has shown that raising the temperature of frozen food by just 3°C could safely reduce food loss and cut carbon emissions.
Experts from the University of Birmingham are calling for global cooling and cold chain to be considered as critical infrastructure.
Why is the way in which people of colour experience and engage with climate change in Britain so misunderstood?
The Mobility Futures Forum will explore future pathways and solutions to address the challenges around the future of sustainable mobility.
The University of Birmingham is set to launch a major new climate report on its Dubai campus on the eve of COP28.
A new report explores the challenge of air pollution levels in Africa and why international action is needed to combat it.
AI analysis shows pollution levels, extreme weather events and increasing temperatures devastate biodiversity in freshwater lakes.
CIP has launched their fourth Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge, designed for innovators who are developing low carbon energy solutions.
The Clean Air Fellowships programme goes from strength to strength - nurturing the next generation of air pollution experts.
One of only 17 projects selected by the MSP, which aims to build secure, responsible mineral supply chains to meet net zero-carbon goals.
An emergency shelter made from 100% recycled materials has won two awards from the British Plastics Federation.
Roads Minister Richard Holden visited Voltempo at Tyseley Energy Park to tour the site and find out more about the future HGV Charging Hub
The new method can simplify battery recycling, which currently concentrates on recycling elements by dissolving battery cathodes using strong acids
Climate change and increasing drought will heat our rivers - creating major challenges for people, animals and plants.
Major African symposium brings together industry, academia, medical professionals and health agencies to drive progress in sustainable vaccine logistics.
We must align road infrastructure management and development with efforts to address complex global development challenges.
A Faraday Institution Industry Fellowship has been set up to between the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre and the University of Birmingham.
The University of Birmingham has appointed David Hannah as Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sustainability.
The University of Birmingham is part of a global consortium that will develop hydrogen technologies responsibly and with net zero emissions at scale.
The University of Birmingham is to be the UK lead for a new £6.2m Global Centre in Clean Energy.
The University of Birmingham has announced plans to build a net zero carbon smart building and significantly expand its energy research and education.
Organised by the University of Birmingham’s Magnetic Materials Group, the 300-delegate REPM conference took place from the 3rd to the 7th September 2023.
According to new research, we could be breathing in toxic substances from cooking and cleaning for longer because of surfactants present in aerosols.
The renowned fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien died fifty years ago on 2 September 1973. Tolkien described Worcestershire as ‘in an indefinable way “home" to me.'
Birmingham Energy Institute to support Faraday Institution battery research projects refocused for maximum impact
Evidence that most forest areas withstand periods of severe drought but greatest impact in forests with drier climates
A new partnership agreement will bring the University of Birmingham’s mineral extraction expertise to new markets.
News of an international agreement to save the Amazon rainforest should not deflect us from decarbonising our energy needs.
The Telangana Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain will promote food and health security, empower farmers and boost exports.
The US has said it will not pay climate reparations to countries affected by climate change disasters "under any circumstances".
DIATOMIC Accelerator launches applications to provide West Midlands based companies with funding for trials.
Farmers and fishers in Rwanda are joining sustainable cooling experts to learn how clean-cold technology can revolutionise their businesses.
Thirteen technology innovators have joined the third cohort of the climate innovation platform innovator challenge.
The Supergen Energy Networks (SEN) Hub, set up to help facilitate transition to a fully sustainable energy sector, has received substantial funding from UKRI.
We gathered experts from across the United Arab Emirates to discuss the future of sustainable energy.
The Energy Research Accelerator and Midlands Engine have launched Midlands Nuclear in parliament.
The Energy Research Accelerator and University of Birmingham have started a policy commission that investigates the case for a publicly owned energy company.
On Tuesday 13 June, the University of Birmingham hosted 200+ colleagues and students to celebrate all who took part in this year’s Green Impact Challenge.
We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the global food system, if we want to have any impact on climate change.
UK-Brazil science cooperation is driving a global effort to understand how our forests will respond to high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the future.
The TEED Partners have secured £300,000 from Innovate UK to further develop their shared net zero delivery plans in East Birmingham.
The foundations have been laid at a first-of-a-kind green ammonia to hydrogen demonstrator site at Tyseley Energy Park.
The University of Birmingham has appointed Charmaine Morrell as Head of Sustainability and Dr Julia Myatt as Director of Sustainability Education.
A University of Birmingham / Echion Technologies collaboration that is facilitating the commercialisation of an active materials that could cut charging times.
A blog post from Dr Thomas Fender
Developing countries will receive £4 million to reduce harmful emissions from outdated air conditioning units, cooling refrigeration and cold supply chains.
The Birmingham Energy Institute’s ATETA project celebrate supporting over 300 businesses over the past six years at an Energy Innovation Showcase.
The River Cole and Tyseley Energy Park: Creation of Community Commons Project has been shortlisted for an award following the removal of a 170-year-old weir.
CIP has launched their third Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge, designed for innovators who are developing low carbon energy solutions.
New research into how quantum sensing technology can benefit environmental sciences has been launched at the University of Birmingham.
The University of Birmingham is to participate in the West Midlands Innovation Accelerator announced this week by the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Roads are essential to society and constructing climate resilient highways holds the key to unlocking solutions to the tough challenges ahead.
Fourteen cleantech businesses have celebrated their graduation from the Climate Innovation Platform’s 'Low Carbon Energy Solutions, Innovator Challenge’.
Materials with better resilience to the extreme conditions in fusion energy powerplants are to be developed in a partnership with the UK Atomic Energy Authority
The University of Birmingham is part of a new consortium that will deliver the €7 million, Horizon Europe, THUMBS UP project.
Dr James Levine has been named one of the new UK Treescapes fellows - looking to answer some key questions surrounding Treescape Expansion in the UK.
Birmingham's exciting new Green Innovation Quarter promises to put the city at the heart of the Green Industrial Revolution
Sustainable water management will play a critical role in galvanising action on climate change at COP28
The transition to cleaner technologies can either be done well or done badly – the route we take is down to us
New evidence has emerged on production of particles that could have a major global impact on atmospheric pollution
Negative environmental impacts and pressures associated with EU consumption have increased in Eastern Europe and around the globe
Birmingham researchers have devised a ‘closed loop’ carbon recycling system that could radically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the steelmaking industry
Experts call on global educators to give youth more opportunities to ‘break new ground’ during studies
Plans for East Birmingham’s transformation into a Green Energy and Innovation Quarter is being launched today by city partners.
In the face of a changing climate, long-life road surfaces could provide more durable highways and value for money in low-income countries
The air we breathe today is much cleaner than in 1952, when choking smog brought London to a standstill – but is it clean enough?
Thousands of migrants in overcrowded refugee camps are threatened by the effects of climate change
The effects of climate change are taking their toll on refugees and migrants, as they wait in camps for their future to be determined.
The Rwanda and UK governments joined forces at COP27 to help speed the delivery of innovative cooling technologies in Africa.
Professor Uekötter talked to the Guardian about sustainable food production.
NERC has appointed a new Chair, Professor David M. Hannah, to its Science Committee. This new appointment will commence on the 3 January 2023.
A new carbon footprint calculator for metal polishing has been created thanks to a tie-up between industry and the University of Birmingham ATETA programme.
Professor John Bryson warns against COP27 becoming a talking shop for politicians displaying climate change concerns before returning to everyday politics.
The River Cole and surrounding area is to be transformed in a Community Commons project launched at Tyseley Energy Park.
The African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) is working with a major global cold-chain provider.
Whatever happens in COP27, we need unilateral action now to reduce the use of fossil fuels and limit the severity of future climate change.
A new report from has outlined a plan to make the Midlands the UK’s first Smart Energy Region, helping tackle both the cost-of-living crisis and climate change.
The next two decades will be critical in producing energy from nuclear fusion with the UK leading the way.
An Expression of Interest has been submitted to the Government for a series of Investment Zones that will “unlock growth” in East Birmingham & North Solihull.
We're taking the next steps toward delivering sustainable, resilient cold-chains to distribute food and medicines effectively in Africa, India and beyond.
The University of Birmingham welcomes the announcement from the BEIS that West Burton will host the UKAEA’s pioneering prototype fusion power station.
A new partnership between leading British Universities and the Met Office will help to offset the increasing impacts of extreme weather and climate change.
A ‘digital twin’ to comprehensively model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham is being planned in a new partnership.
We need a new approach to governing the UK economy - encouraging new forms of decarbonised growth that enhance exports whilst reducing dependence on imports.
Rare Earth materials used in high performance magnets for electronic devices will be recycled in a new facility.