Climate change

At Manchester, we’re at the forefront of tackling climate change. We're forging solutions to address the biggest questions facing our planet.

Our research has influenced how the United Nations addresses greenhouse gas emissions, helped local authorities reduce carbon emissions and transformed sustainable city transport.

Our Sustainable Futures platform draws together the unique breadth of our interdisciplinary research, while our focus on advanced materials, biotechnology, energy and global inequalities uses interdisciplinary teams to tackle key global challenges. Our climate questions website showcases how.

We can all take action and play a part. Visit our get involved pages to find out how you can get involved.

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Did you know?

We commissioned our own researchers to look at extreme weather and climate change impacts, risks and adaptation responses. Flooding is the key risk currently facing the University estate. Wetter winters and more extreme downpours are projected for the coming decades, suggesting that flood risk will intensify.