What are we doing on Climate Change?

The University of Birmingham is involved in a number of networks and initiatives addressing climate change. These include;

COP26 Universities Network

Birmingham is a member of the COP26 Universities Network, which brings together of over 55 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from COP26. The Network aims to create lasting partnerships and legacies that reach beyond this single event.

Forum for Global Challenges

The Forum for Global Challenges is an ambitious international conference that will generate and share solutions to some of the most pressing challenges faced by our planet and its people, from climate change and destruction of the natural world, to poverty and rising inequalities, and the effects of the global pandemic. There are plans for a programme of events and discussion as they build towards the inaugural Forum in Birmingham, May 2022.

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.

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 Cities, Water Challenges, Environmental Pollution Solutions and Clean Air

Learn more about Sustainability and Social Responsibility at the University of Birmingham