Cardiff University's joining of the Tyndall Centre partnership was officially marked at the conference of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales. Keynote speeches were made by Jane Davidson, the outgoing Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing; Prof Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University, and Corinne Le Quéré , Director of Tyndall.
Tyndall Cardiff’s research is led by the University's Understanding Risk Group that focuses on the psychological and social dimensions of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Qualitative and quantitative social science methods inform their work to understand public and stakeholder responses to climate change, and sustainability decision-making by citizens, consumers, businesses, policy-makers and other groups.
The Group is based in Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, the largest psychology department in the UK with internationally-recognised expertise in a range of psychological fields. The ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) is an interdisciplinary research centre combining expertise from the University’s Business School, the Law School and the School of City and Regional Planning, focusing on business sustainability and corporate social responsibility, particularly on the relationships between businesses and their key stakeholders (customers, suppliers, investors, workers, local communities and regulators).
Tyndall Cardiff’s research also draws on expertise from elsewhere within Cardiff University and other universities in Wales, through its membership of the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W). With its position in both C3W and Tyndall, Cardiff University acts as a hub for climate change expertise and channel for exchange between Wales and the rest of the UK.