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. 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.
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.
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
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.
Project Change is an exciting programme of climate change workshops, resources, and competitions from UEA for young people in Year 6 – 13 and Level 3 Year 1.
With economics, politics, science, literature and more explored by world leading academics, Project Change, its people and its projects are set to ignite action.
Our climate stories
Building momentum for a strong COP26
How can the science community help make COP26 a success? Prof Corinne Le Quéré explains
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...
Can Biden offer a U-Turn in US Climate Action?
Heike Schroeder, Professor of Environmental Governance at UEA
Go behind the scenes at the recording of Prof Steve Waters' radio drama Song of the Reed