Edinburgh’s expertise in climate change and its effects is world-leading. Its researchers have secured more than £50 million over the past seven years to fund work on climate science, emissions mitigation and sustainable solutions.
'Edinburgh Action for the Climate' harnesses the expertise of the University’s many academics currently conducting ground-breaking research into areas such as carbon capture and storage and renewable energy.
The University’s aim is to become a hub within the wider city for the exchange of ideas and opinions about how best to tackle one of the world’s great global challenges.
The University of Edinburgh has committed to become zero carbon by 2040. The University's Climate Strategy 2016 lays out a comprehensive whole institution approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation in order to achieve its ambitious targets.
The University offers a number of degrees and courses to develop students' knowledge, skills and experience, and to enable them to contribute effectively to tackling global challenges in Scotland and worldwide.
The University of Edinburgh was the first university in Europe to sign the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. The University's Responsible Investment Policy outlines our approach to investment decisions.