For more than 50 years, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), its councils and predecessors have worked to understand, tackle and mitigate the effects of climate change, and embed evidence in decision making and climate policy.
Today, the UK is at the forefront of a new, green industrial revolution. Research, innovation and partnership continue to underpin the UK’s commitment to:
- achieving a net zero economy by 2050
- respond to the challenges of climate change
- live more sustainably.
On these pages you’ll find news and features touching on just some of the bold initiatives UKRI is enabling and supporting in this crucial endeavour. There are also a range of specific examples showing how researchers and innovators are making a difference, together with details of how UKRI is contributing towards the success of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in Glasgow later this year.
Plus, we have a brand new climate podcast. Listen to the latest episode on sustainable fashion, and our first episode on sustainable shipping. You can also download it wherever you usually listen to your podcasts.