Climate Action Unit


Climate metrics: using data to communicate change

29 June 2023, 2:00 pm–3:15 pm

A flyer for the UCL Climate Action Unit event on climate metrics

An online event for London Climate Action Week 2023 #LCAW2023

This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Climate Action Unit

Details: 29th June 2023, 14:00-15:15 (GMT+1) - Online

Is this event for me?

This online session is for anyone interested in how to use climate metrics and climate data to explain what's happening with climate change. No prior knowledge of climate science is required.

However, it may be of particular interest to journalists, designers, communications specialists, social science researchers and media professionals.

Event summary

Huge amounts of climate data exist and are freely available to use. But the way this data is presented can hinder people's understanding of what's happening with climate change.

At this event, the UCL Climate Action Unit will introduce its newly-created dashboard of climate metrics and describe how we collaborated with scientists, designers and journalists to present climate data in a way that speaks to people's experiences of the world around them.

Join the session to find out why we think new climate change metrics are needed, how we brought together experts from different disciplines, and how we see climate change storytelling evolving in the future.


This event will be held online via Zoom only. If you have any accessibility requirements that impact your ability to participate in online events please tell us and we will endeavour to help. To contact the event Project Manager (Freya Roberts) send an email to climateactionunit@ucl.ac.uk

Further information

Find out more about the project to create these metrics on the UCL Climate Action Unit website.