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Chair in Climate Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA)

The Climatic Research Unit at UEA is one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.  It is inviting applications for its Chair in Climate Science to conduct cutting-edge research on climate change.

IPCC reasons for concern regarding climate change risks - Nature Climate Change

Tyndall authors have contributed to a Nature Climate Change paper regarding the IPCC reasons for concern (RFC) framework, which communicates scientific understanding about risks in relation to varying levels of climate change. The paper reviews the framework's conceptual basis and the risk judgments made in the most recent IPCC report.

Professor Andy Jordan appointed to the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The EEA Scientific Committee is composed of members of high scientific standing in one or more key areas of expertise relevant to the work of the EEA.

Each member serves in an independent scientific capacity and does not represent countries or similar interests.  There are currently 18 members of the Committee.

ESRC funded PhD studentships in the Tyndall Centre, UEA

Funding is now available for full or part-time PhDs in the Tyndall Centre at UEA as part of the ESRC South-East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership.

New guidelines aim to improve understanding of scientific data

Researchers from University of East Anglia (UEA) have produced new guidelines aimed at improving the communication and understanding of scientific data - using knowledge of how the human brain processes visual and written information.

Urban planning as a key to address climate change

In the course of global urbanisation, the design of today’s transportation systems, buildings and other infrastructures will largely determine tomorrow’s CO2 emissions. Indeed, “going green” now in terms of infrastructure and buildings could cut future emissions in half.

Global Carbon Atlas now updated with latest data

The Global Carbon Atlas has now been updated with the latest available information; visit the Global Carbon Atlas website for more information.


The challenges of monitoring national climate policy: learning lessons from the EU

New research by Tyndall Centre authors, published today in Climate Policy, shows that the long term success of the Paris Agreement depends on the availability of well-designed and functioning monitoring and review mechanisms.

Global Carbon Budget 2016 Infographics

The projected rise of only 0.2% for 2016 marks a clear break from the rapid emissions growth of 2.3% per year in the decade to 2013, with just 0.7 per cent growth seen in 2014.

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Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

Tyndall Centre at COP22 Marrakesh

The Global Carbon Budget 2016 was launched on Monday 14th November at a UNFCCC Press Conference at COP22, Marrakesh, and later at a Tyndall Centre side event.



How to handle heavy precipitation and prevent flooded houses in Urban quarters?

How to fight the urban heat island effect in summer? How to make a city climate resilient? Climate impacts add to the many stressors cities are already exposed and infrastructure and the urban population are highly vulnerable to these impacts.

Can the Port of Southampton weather the coming storms of climate change?

Writing for Climate Conversations, Esmé Flegg of Tyndall Southampton discusses UK vulnerability to maritime disruption, arguing that "future-proofing ports, such as Southampton, is vital to maintain this flow of goods, but is also important in terms of our city’s economy."

Extreme weather effects may explain recent butterfly decline

Increasingly frequent extreme weather events could threaten butterfly populations in the UK and could be the cause of recently reported butterfly population crashes, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Engaging publics with climate change through art

HELIX is sponsoring two major climate change communication events to engage the general public. Respond: Climate Change is a unique exhibition, bringing together four contemporary artists to explore the issue of climate change.

Engaging children with climate change through Theatre

HELIX is sponsoring two major climate change communication events to engage the general public. On Saturday 22 October at the Norwich Science Festival in the UK is the participatory discovery trail Theatre for families, You're Getting Warmer

Mitigation on methadone: reliance on negative emissions locks in our carbon addiction

The Paris Agreement on climate change and the carbon-reduction plans of many governments (including the UK) are unwittingly reliant on unproven technologies to suck hundreds of billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.

Global Temperature Could Reach the 2ºC Threshold by 2050

A new analysis finds that the 2°C (3.6º F) temperature target, the threshold for the world to avoid the worst effects of climate change, could be reached as soon as 2050, say seven of the world’s best climate scientists.

Pledges by 189 nations are inadequate to slow climate change

First major international conference to discuss the science behind the 1.5 °C climate goal starts today

The University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) will host a conference attended by over 200 scientists, policymakers and business people. Findings will contribute to a Special Report on 1.5 degrees that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will produce in 2018.

Kevin Anderson is the new Zennström visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership

Climate researcher Kevin Anderson will be Uppsala University’s second holder of the Zennström visiting professorship in Climate Change Leadership.