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Cambridge Climate: Partners across the University

The University of Cambridge is home to the full spectrum of disciplines conducting research to understand and address the risks of climate change. The Cambridge Climate community forms University-wide, multidisciplinary teams to respond to research opportunities; provides comprehensive advice to policy makers covering the gamut of science, technology, economic and behavioural issues; offers events on all aspects of climate change science, policy and behaviour; and creates both academic and professional training for individuals who want to move flexibly through the world of climate change scholarship. At the heart of the work of the community is development of an integrated framework for assessing climate change processes, ecosystem dynamics, policies, institutional capacity, human health impacts and the material and energy demands of the built environment, all with the goal of understanding how a systems approach informs national and global decisions on climate change so coordinated actions can be taken on many fronts.   
 
The areas of activity and expertise at the University are divided below into those groups examining primarily scientific issues (biogeochemistry, sequestration, etc) and those examining primarily social science issues (policy, law, etc). To learn more about any of these areas of expertise at the University of Cambridge, visit the linked websites. 
 
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Cambridge Climate: Partners outside the University

 
4CMR has research and policy partners with a wide array of organisations in the UK, EU and globally. Some of the larger groups are listed here: 
 
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research who "bring together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists who are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change". 
 
Cambridge Econometrics, a "leading independent consultancy specialising in applying economic modelling and data analysis techniques the needs of clients in business and government".
 
Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "leading that University's environmental community in developing solutions to these critical challenges" of energy, environment sustainability and climate change.
 
ToPDAd Consortium, an EU consortium with whom we are conducting research to "develop tools which will help businesses and regional governments find the best strategies to adapt to climate change".
 
Infrastructure Transition Research Consortium, a UK research consortium delivering "research, models and decision support tools to enable analysis and planning of a robust national infrastructure system".
 
Research Triangle Institute International, "one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice".
 
Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development, where we are part of the Environmental Law and Natural Resources Working Group, providing our research results and publications into a global "knowledge exchange repository".
 

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where our research becomes part of the database of analyses available to nations globally faced with climate challenges.

European Science Foundation, which assists us in forming networks to collaborate internationally on research programmes and participate in expert boards and committees to support that agenda.

Carbon CAP consortium, an EU consortium with whom we are carrying out research on consumption-based carbon accounting and design and assessment of consumer-facing climate policies.

Urban Climate Change Research Network, a consortium of scholars and experts from universities and research organisations analysing climate change mitigation and adaptation from an urban perspective.

Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, which carries out research on a wide range of topics related to land use, forestry, ecology and economics.

National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, with which we conduct research on the environmental impacts of production of goods in economies.

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A key area of research at 4CMR over the past 5 years has been the development of the Future Technology Transformation model, used in exploring how policies influence global technology and carbon. This includes an on-line visualisation tool so you can view our results.

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4CMR works closely with the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, with overlapping interests, skills and projects. C-EENRG is also located in the Department of Land Economy, with a core mission to "conduct integrative research on the governance of environmental transitions, understood as social and technological processes driven by environmental constraints that lead to fundamental changes in social organisation."

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