Climate Change


UCL Climate Hub: a community for change

We are Generation One – a collective of people committed to a new era of positive climate action. By turning science and ideas into action we are working towards creating a positive, fair and progressive future. For us and for the generations to come. Join us.
Climate change, along with biodiversity loss, confronts humanity with an enormous threat. But history and the COVID-19 crisis, have taught us that extraordinary changes are possible...

Now more than ever, the world looks to powerful research communities like UCL to lead the push for change, mobilising large, diverse groups of committed people, backed by excellent scholarship, to effect concrete impact in the world. 
As a community of staff, students, citizens and partners, UCL is addressing the climate challenge on multiple fronts; ranging from what we can achieve today, to pioneering future system change, and putting sustainability at the heart of our campus. 

We can all play our part. Get inspired by the extraordinary breadth of climate-focused activity taking place at UCL and find out about our Generation One campaign and how you can get involved.

Watch: Climate Change at UCL

UCL and the climate emergency

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Dr Helen Czerski, UCL Dept of Mechanical Engineering, introduces the climate emergency and UCL action to address it.

Our Generation One campaign

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Presenting UCL's campaign - bringing together a new generation taking collective responsibility for our future climate.
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Join Generation One

Our campaign for a new era of climate action

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Preparing for COP28

Translating climate research into global action

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Find a climate expert

We are looking at the climate challenge from all angles

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Explore our research

Scientific, health and social research for climate action

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Study climate change

A UCL education is a climate education

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Taking and inspiring action

Find out about UCL action including Sustainable UCL

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UCL Sustainable team

UCL ranked in top 10 in UK university 'green' league

UCL has been ranked seventh in the UK’s People & Planet University League 2023 – jumping 12 places compared to last year – with the university awarded ‘First-Class’ Honours for the sixth consecutive time.

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UK needs to step up efforts to mitigate climate change

Efforts to tackle climate change are not keeping up with the fast pace of global warming and increasing climate risks, according to a report by the Climate Change Committee involving UCL experts.

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Evidence supports urgent action to halve emissions by 2030

Immediate and deep emissions reductions are required across all sectors - as well as widespread use of carbon removal technology - to limit warming to 1.5°C, according to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, involving contributions from UCL academics.

Pledge your action with Generation One