Climate of Change
Climate change is the defining issue of our time.
Our researchers helped uncover humankind’s impact on our climate and pioneer our understanding of global warming.
Now we are in a critical decade and at UEA we're ushering in a climate of change to address the biggest challenge we face.
Ever since the construction of the Global Temperature Record in 1982, UEA has been at the forefront of pioneering climate research. Tucked away in a seemingly quiet corner of East Anglia, our researchers’ studies have had a global influence on how the world understands and addresses the climate crisis.
Today the evidence informing everyone from the UNFCCC and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Greta Thunberg and the school climate strikers is supported by our science. And now we’re creating a practical action plan to tackle the climate emergency though initiatives like the Norwich Institute of Sustainable Development and the establishment of an Observatory for Climate Recovery.
ClimateUEA, a university-wide initiative, brings all of UEA’s climate research and innovation activities together. The School of Environmental Sciences is internationally recognised for its interdisciplinary approach to research to understand 'the Earth, its life and its people and the interactions between them'.
Interested in research opportunities at UEA?
A key deadline for PhD studentships in the 2021-22 recruitment year is coming up: the SeNSS-ARIES studentship (23 February).
Six of the University’s researchers, including Professor Corinne Le Quéré, were recently named among the world’s most influential climate change scientists - and they aren’t alone in their pursuit of a better world.
The issues are as individual as they are universal, as local as they are global - and our students, staff and graduates are doing their bit.
“You are never too small to make a difference" - UEA graduate and Climate Star Mahnoor Qadir
Prof Corinne Le Quéré, Prof Heike Schroeder and Asher Minns shared their views on COP26 at a recent Lasdun Lecture. They offered a glimpse of what happened behind the scenes and answered the question 'What comes next?'
Think global, act local - the core mantra of sustainability, and one we’re employing in our net zero vision for campus. We're aiming to be over 80% net zero by 2030, and not to rely on carbon off-setting in order to get there.
Our Green Flag-awarded campus is home to some amazing biodiversity, from kingfishers to red-listed wasps. Balancing the wellbeing benefits of a walk around the UEA Broad with a wildlife-rich habitat is a delicate task, and this year students are conducting a biodiversity audit to help us understand which species are thriving on our grounds and which need a little more support.
We’re working with young people across the region to inspire, inform, and equip them with the tools they need to understand the complexities of climate change – and to help tackle it.
Project Change is an exciting programme of climate change workshops, resources, and competitions for Years 6–13 and Level 3 Year 1. With economics, politics, science and literature explored by world leading academics, Project Change, its people and its projects are set to ignite action.
The Butterfly Experiment is a ‘kaleidoscope of opensource thinking’ that’s bringing people together to spark ideas and find real solutions to the crisis.
Our climate stories
Twelve days of Climate Star Christmas – top tips for saving the planet
We start the Christmas countdown by asking twelve of our Climate Stars for their top tips for everyday sustainable living in 2022
COP26 - a student diary
Second year medical student Amit Singh was one of many UEA students who travelled to the UN climate change conference in November to call for action on climate...
Whales and Dolphins: Ocean Action is Climate Action: Ed's Alumni Story
Ed Goodall graduated from UEA in 2010 with a BSc in Environmental Sciences and has since established a career in conservation. He has previously worked in...
Dramatising the Effects of Climate Change
A project engaging young adults with nature writing, providing an opportunity to learn about the effects of climate change on RSPB Strumpshaw Fen
Building momentum for a strong COP26
How can the science community help make COP26 a success? Prof Corinne Le Quéré explains
The story behind The Trick
The real people behind the fictionalised characters in the BBC drama about Climategate tell their story
An evolutionary ride
Professor of Creative Writing Jean McNeil on extinction and the climate crisis
All eyes on the Arctic
The German research icebreaker Polarstern has spent the past a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean trapped in ice. Graduate Dr Jessie Gardner was on board
Climate of change: our climate story
Vice-chancellor Professor David Richardson ushers in a #climateofchange
'What's next?' Climate change and COVID-19
On Thursday 11 June, a global audience tuned in online to hear Prof Corinne Le Quéré from UEA’s Faculty of Science deliver the findings of her recent research...