Research, Action & Impact

Knowledge for urgent climate action

The University of Edinburgh is ranked globally for its excellence in research, teaching and innovation. Our academics are at the forefront of applying cutting edge research to help communities adapt and mitigate the effects of the climate emergency.

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The Edinburgh Research Explorer provides a public view of the University of Edinburgh’s research activity including projects, outputs, academic profiles, publications, and data sets. Search keywords to learn more about our work.

Our work
In action

The University of Edinburgh hosts over 35 distinct research centres, institutes, networks and groups that are actively making an impact through climate, environment, biodiversity, sustainability related research across all disciplines.

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Centre for Adapting to Changing Environments

The Centre for Adapting to Changing Environments (ACE) is a leading centre in multidisciplinary research…

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Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE)

The Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) brings together academic researchers across a range…

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Centre for Statistics

The Centre for Statistics (CfS) trains the next generation of statisticians and data scientists. Focused…

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Centre for Supporting Evidence Based Interventions in Livestock

The Centre for Supporting Evidence Based Interventions in Livestock puts data and evidence at the…

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Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH)

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) supports partnership programmes that aim to…

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ClimateXChange

ClimateXChange (CXC) is Scotland’s centre of expertise on climate change. They commission research and analysis…

Edinburgh Climate Change Institute
Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI)

ECCI is a leading centre for research, teaching, policy and practice for climate action, and…

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Edinburgh Environment and Development Network

The Edinburgh Environment and Development Network aims to combine expertise from the public and private…

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Energy@Edinburgh

Energy@Edinburgh is an interconnected community of 200 researchers across different schools in the University, aligned…

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GENDER.ED

GENDER.ED provides a dynamic directory and up-to-date resources on gender and sexualities courses, researchers, research…

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Institute for Ecology and Evolution

The Institute for Ecology and Evolution has carried forward groundbreaking research from the Ashworth Laboratories…

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Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

The Institute for Infrastructure and Environment is aimed at promoting the well-being of humanity in…

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Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences

The Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences staff’s research addresses the global challenges of food security,…

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Science for Sustainability Hub

The Science for Sustainability Hub was established to strengthen research collaborations across Synthetic Biology and…

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Sus+ The Edinburgh Network of Social Scientists for Sustainability

Sus+ is the Edinburgh network of social scientists for sustainability. Our aim is to enhance…

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The Centre for Future Infrastructure

Centre for Future Infrastructure is a emerging space for partners from all sectors of the…

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The Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law

The Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law (ECIGL) brings together and expands the exciting…