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Citizen science project finds that global warming makes very wet winters 'more likely'.

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We lead a 27 partner consortium researching impacts and risks of extreme climate change

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We lead a £4m consortium addressing major challenges to infrastructure systems

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We educate new environmental leaders

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We lead an international effort to enhance global food security policies


We inform governments on the science of climate change attribution.

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Recognised for our innovative approach in fostering climate adaptation strategies

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Founding partner in the UK Energy Research Centre

ECI news

12 August 2014
Oxford research brings to light businesses’ energy use. Read more.

31 July 2014
Creating new walking and cycling routes do increase active travel and improve public health but they don't mitigate carbon emissions? Read more.

House of parliament
30 July 2014
Dr Tina Fawcett speaks in the House of Commons during seminar on Tradable Energy Quotas Read more.

Scott Thacker
18 July 2014
Doctoral student Scott Thacker presented 'Young Scientist Award' at ICVRAM Read more.

tara garnett
04 July 2014
New FCRN report - Changing what we eat: A call for research and action on widespread adoption of sustainable healthy eating Read more.

02 July 2014
Major new research to advance our capacity to value and manage ecosystem services Read more.

Energy supply
17 June 2014
Energy trilemma: Can power be cheap, clean and secure?
Dr Nick Eyre talks about the complexity of energy supply policies in New Scientist. Read more.

Research outputs

Ituarte-Lima, C., McDermott, C.L. and Mulyani, M. (2014) Assessing equity in national legal frameworks for REDD+: The case of Indonesia. Environmental Science and Policy.

Berry, S., Sharp, A., Hamilton, J. and Killip, G. (2014) Inspiring low-energy retrofits: the influence of ‘open home’ events. Building Research and Information.

Janda, K. (2014) Building Communities and Social Potential: Between and Beyond Organisations and Individuals in Commercial Properties. Energy Policy, April 2014: 48-55.

Jenkins, K., Hall, J., Glenis, V., Kilsby, C., McCarthy, M., Goodess, C., Smith, D., Malleson, N. and Birkin, M. (2014) Probabilistic spatial risk assessment of heat impacts and adaptations for London. Climatic Change, March 2014.

Pérez, B., Payo, A., López, D., Woodworth, P.L. and Alvarez-Fanjul, E. (2014) Overlapping sea level time series measured using different technologies: an example from the REDMAR Spanish network. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14: 589-610.

McDermott, C.L. (2014) REDDuced: From sustainability to legality to units of carbon - the search for common interests in international forest governance. Environmental Science and Policy, 35: 12-19.

Burch, S., Berry, P. and Sanders, M. (2014) Embedding climate change adaptation in biodiversity conservation: A case study of England. Environmental Science and Policy, 37: 79-90.

Bours, D., McGinn, C. and Pringle, P. (2014) Guidance note 1: Twelve reasons why climate change adaptation M&E is challenging. SEA Change CoP, Pnom Penh and UKCIP, Oxford.

Herrero, M., Thornton, P.K., Bernues, A., Baltenweck, I., Vervoort, J., et al. (2014) Exploring future changes in smallholder farming systems by linking socio-economic scenarios with regional and household models. Global Environmental Change.

Recent and Forthcoming Events

Behave: energy conference 3rd-4th September 2014, Said Business School, University of Oxford. Full details

ECI 20th Anniversary Alumni Dinner: 6th September 2014, University of Oxford. Fee applies.
Full details

Drought risk in the context of change: One day symposium, 22nd September 2014, Magdalen College, Oxford. Fee applies.
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More events

Multimedia highlights

Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report How attribution studies work: A visual demonstration. Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report 2013.

Chris Doughty Do animal extinctions make the planet less fertile? Dr Chris Doughty explains his research in the 2013 Oxford University Annual Review

Yadvinder Malhi video Yadvinder Malhi on rainforest biodiversity in Peru

UKERC Video'Closing the Loop: Behaviour Change in Demand Side Management'

ECI Research Affiliations

UKCIP UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium Climate Change, Agriculture and food Security Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Oxford Martin SchoolOxford Centre for Tropical Forests UK Energy Research Centre