Climate Change


UCL Climate Hub: a community for change

We are Generation One – a collective of people committed to a new era of positive climate action. By turning science and ideas into action we are working towards creating a positive, fair and progressive future. For us and for the generations to come. Join us.

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Climate change, along with biodiversity loss, confronts humanity with an enormous threat. But history and the current COVID-19 crisis, have taught us that extraordinary changes are possible...

Now more than ever, the world looks to powerful research communities like UCL to lead the push for change, mobilising large, diverse groups of committed people, backed by excellent scholarship, to effect concrete impact in the world. 
As a community of staff, students, citizens and partners, UCL is addressing the climate challenge on multiple fronts; ranging from what we can achieve today, to pioneering future system change, and putting sustainability at the heart of our campus. 

We can all play our part. Get inspired by the extraordinary breadth of climate-focused activity taking place at UCL and find out about our Generation One campaign and how you can get involved.

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Join Generation One

Our campaign for a new era of climate action

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See our COP26 activity

Translating climate research into global action

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Find a climate expert

We are looking at the climate challenge from all angles

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Explore our research

Scientific, health and social research for climate action

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Study climate change

A UCL education is a climate education

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Our route to zero carbon

Our research is helping us to create a zero carbon university

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Winter winds blow Arctic sea ice into melt zone

Record-breaking winter winds have blown large swathes of old Arctic sea ice into warmer waters, putting them at high risk of melting this summer, according to a new study by a UCL-led research team.

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UK needs to step up efforts to mitigate climate change

Efforts to tackle climate change are not keeping up with the fast pace of global warming and increasing climate risks, according to a report by the Climate Change Committee involving UCL experts.

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How To Save Our Planet: The Facts

UCL Professor of Earth System Science Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) aims to arm everyone ‘from the pub to Parliament’ with facts from his new book on climate change so that we can act together to save the planet.

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Fairer finance could speed up net zero for Africa by a decade

Levelling up access to finance so that poorer countries can afford the funds needed to switch to renewable energy could see regions like Africa reaching net zero emissions a decade earlier, according to a study led by UCL researchers.