Climate Action

“Understanding, responding, adapting and living with climate change”

Our response to climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century and presents huge social, environmental and economic risks and opportunities. Climate action is a core research challenge for the Environmental Research Institute focused on developing the transformative solutions needed to avoid major disruptions to social-ecological systems in the coming decades.

The Climate Action challenge is enabled by UCC Climate Lab at the Environmental Research Institute which provides an integrated platform for collaborative research to generate cutting edge knowledge and solutions for a smooth transition to a zero carbon and climate resilient society. Research activity is focused on

  • improving our understanding improving our understanding of the climate system and the impact of climate change
  • developing solutions, technologies, and finance for rapidly decarbonising our economy
  • responding to climate change risks to become resilient to impacts and (iv) catalysing changes in human, political and governance systems for a rapid societal transition to a zero carbon society.

For a full list of Climate Action Research Projects at ERI visit our Research Projects Page.

Climate Action - Research Projects

Climate Action - Research Experts

For a full list of our experts, visit our people page.

Brian O'Gallachoir

Director

  • Energy
  • Climate Action
  • Management
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Paul Leahy

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Action
  • Academic
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Celine McInerney

  • Energy
  • Climate Action
  • Academic
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Ger Mullally

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Action
  • Academic
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Aine Ryall

  • Environment
  • Climate Action
  • Academic
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Astrid Wingler

  • Food
  • Circular Economy
  • Academic
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