Climate Action Unit


Climate change in numbers: how data visualisation experts built a new communication tool

12 July 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

UCL Climate Action Unit climate change in numbers mini dashboard

Note: this is an online event

This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Climate Action Unit

Details: 12th July, 13:00-14:00 (GMT+1) - Online

Is this event for me?

This event is open to everyone but may be of particular interest to data journalists, data editors, graphics editors, visuals specialists, digital content editors, multimedia producers and data design professionals.

Event summary

Climate data is often presented in a very functional, scientific way. It has also been made beautiful and visually engaging by artists and designers.  

But neither of these approaches fully meet the needs of science communicators seeking to explain climate change.  

The event will showcase the results of the UCL Climate Action Unit’s project to bridge the gaps between scientists, data visualisation experts and journalists.  

We will showcase three new metrics produced with the help of design agencies Data4Change and Accurat

This event will also: 

  • share lessons learned when bringing together climate and design expertise 
  • help data visualisation professionals rethink the use of metrics in climate change reporting 


This event will be held online via Zoom. If you have any accessibility requirements or concerns about your ability to participate in this event, we will endeavour to help. To discuss this, please contact the event Project Manager (Freya Roberts) by sending an email to climateactionunit@ucl.ac.uk

Further information

Find out more about the UCL Climate Action Unit and our work creating new climate metrics by visiting our website.