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Centre for Climate and
Environmental Resilience

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Centre for Climate and
Environmental Resilience

A Newcastle University Centre of Research Excellence

We investigate the environmental and societal issues resulting from intensifying global change. Human and natural systems are now inextricably linked. Formerly resilient Earth systems have altered and degraded. This has knock-on consequences for human societies.

Providing underpinning expertise and international leadership

Our mission is to provide the underpinning expertise and international leadership required:

  • for a solutions-driven, systems-focussed research programme to tackle climate impacts and biodiversity loss
  • to accelerate innovative climate and environmental resilience research globally
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Transdisciplinary approach

The challenges that climate change present requires an integrated transdisciplinary approach.

We integrate expertise across:

  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Science

We catalyse the creation of climate resilient and environmentally sustainable communities and society.

The small pond in Riverside Park has small floating islands that help purify the water.

Our research goals

We will pursue our mission by:

  • developing the underpinning knowledge base essential for the development of solution-led research
  • informing policy and management responses for UK, and global, climate and environmental resilience
  • building partnerships between government, industry and civil society to apply new knowledge
  • training the next generation of inter- and trans-disciplinary researchers climate and environmental resilience
The highly threatened Maleo from Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Leading the drive for climate and environmental resilience

We are extremely well-placed to lead on climate and environmental resilience, due to:

  • our diverse research base across natural, social and medical sciences
  • strong tradition of engagement with policy, locally, nationally and globally

We work to support implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life below Water) and 15 (Life on Land).

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Committed to tackling climate change

Newcastle University has declared a climate emergency and acknowledged the biodiversity crisis. It has committed to be NetZero by 2040 at the latest.

Our Centre provides a vital research base for taking that action.