What are we doing on Climate Change?

The University of Birmingham is leading global research to address the reality of climate change through transforming health, environment and society. 

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Networks and initiatives addressing climate change
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The University of Birmingham is leading and co-creating research to address the reality of climate change and promote sustainability through transforming health, environment and society. The Birmingham Institute of Sustainability and Climate Action (BISCA) can provide support and expertise to organisations engaging with environmental projects and sustainable working practices. 

 IGI Institute for Global Innovation At the Institute for Global Innovation (IGI), our aim is to inspire, support and deliver world-leading, multidisciplinary research that addresses the world’s most pressing challenges. These areas include Resilient CitiesWater ChallengesEnvironmental Pollution Solutions and Clean Air
 Race-to-Zero Race To Zero Campaign With goals of attaining net zero Carbon for Scopes 1&2 by 2035 and Scope 3 by 2045 in the Sustainability pillar, the University has signed up to the UN Race to Zero global campaign. Race To Zero's aim is to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.


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The Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) is developing and applying the technological innovation, original thinking and new ways of working required to create sustainable energy solutions and support the regional, national and global transition to a zero carbon energy system. A research focussed institute, the team are driving change in the way we deliver, consume and think about energy.

Bringing together interdisciplinary research from across the University of Birmingham and working with government, industry and international partners, research is solving societal issues and addressing challenges relating to energy poverty, the circular economy, transport systems, cooling, hydrogen, energy storage and the decarbonisation of heat.

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