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Supporting Climate Action

We're helping to shape climate and environmental action.

Tackling the Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Crisis 

Climate change, extreme weather and environmental degradation are not threats for the future. These issues matter now.

The CCER is contributing to the northeast’s climate resilience activities and global biodiversity policy. Our team includes globally renowned experts. They are helping to turn policy into practice at all scales.

Sustainable solutions

Newcastle University has always been at the forefront of innovation and action. It has been part of our DNA since we established our medical and physical science roots in the 1800s.

Since then, the University has helped to shape the world we live in. Our researchers have designed and tested many new processes and solutions.

This ethos continues in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss. We work with external organisations to help shape climate and wider environmental action. We value our partners and the wealth of knowledge and expertise they bring to the climate crisis.

Newcastle University declared a climate emergency in April 2019 that also recognised the urgency of tackling biodiversity loss. It is leading the way in implementing sustainable solutions at a local level. This includes climate change solutions on our own campus. We are also playing a significant role in supporting the city’s journey towards a net zero status and providing science to inform global biodiversity policy.

We are ranked in the top 100 in the world out of 1,963 institutions in the 2024 THE Impact rankings. We are also ranked joint 30th in the world out of over 1,400 institutions in the latest QS World University Rankings: Sustainability.

Immediate action needs to be taken. Our work includes those listed below.