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Climate Change

Our member institutions are all taking action on climate change whether on campus, through their research activities or in their role in influencing policy, both in the UK and overseas.

A bright aurora crowns Earth's horizon beneath a starry sky as the International Space Station flew into an orbital sunrise 264 miles above north Montana in the United States credit: NASA JSC

You can find out more about each institution’s individual goals and policies for climate change and sustainable development on their websites:

If you have any stories or case studies relating to sustainability and climate change that you would like to share, please email Rosie Niven.

Bedruthan Steps is a truly spectacular landscape on the north Cornish coastline, a few miles east of Newquay. © UCL Media Services - University College London, credit: Mary Hinkley
Case Study

How Queen Mary University of London is revolutionising marine wave energy

A wider range of renewable energy sources are needed to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuels so scientists are exploring more cost-effective ways of generating marine energy power.

A lab at UCL where LEAF was developed. Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez ©2019 UCL. ISD Digital Media. University College London. All rights reserved.
Feature

Making laboratories greener with LEAF

Historically, universities have lacked guidance on how to make labs more sustainable. Now SES members are using the LEAF framework to build sustainability into day-to-day lab usage.

Blog

Accelerating pathways to climate neutral aviation

A research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge is building an interactive model to explore how aviation could transition to net-zero climate emissions.

Wind turbines in a field in North Wales. © UCL Media Services - University College London
Feature

How our universities are supporting COP26

COP26 in Glasgow is showcasing the innovation and research influencing policy makers’ decisions on climate change. Find out how SES member universities are contributing.

News

UK’s ‘digital blueprint’ receives £1.2m funding boost

The UK’s ability to respond to global challenges has been enhanced with a £1.2m investment in a digital platform that helps scientists analyse problems and model infrastructure improvements.

Case Study

The Green Dream Team

How efficient labs could progress sustainability and excellence in research. An exciting new tool is currently being piloted across the UK in an endeavour to …