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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our research

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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Adaptation Community of Practice

The Adaptation Community of Practice is a group open to postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners…

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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 Business, Climate Change and Sustainability

Co-ordinated by the Centre for Business and Climate Change and the Sustainable Business Initiative, B-CCaS…

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Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes

The Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes’ mission is to work with a wide range…

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Earth Fellows Edit

Edinburgh Earth Initiative’s Earth Fellows programme gives current students the unique opportunity to work on…

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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 Environmental Humanities Network

The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network (EEHN) emphasises reflection upon and innovation across the disciplinary boundaries…

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Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) is a strategic alliance between Heriot-Watt University and…

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ESALA Climate Action

ESALA Climate Action is a student and staff group aiming to tackle the Climate Emergency…

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Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED)

Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) and its members approach food from a variety of angles,…

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

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RACE.ED is a cross-university network concerned with race, racialisation and decolonial studies from a multidisciplinary…

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SDG Research Network

The SDG Research Network is run by postgraduate and postdoc researchers. We run events to…

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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…

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UNCOVER, established by the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute in 2020 as a response to…