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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

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.

Extreme climate
17 June 2014
New project with Climate Central to examine whether climate change played a role in extreme weather.
The World Weather Attribution project will seek to assess immediately after an extreme weather event occurs, whether climate change played a role. Read more.

Hay Festival
5 June 2014
Hay Festival discusses 'Is the Planet Full?'.
Professor Yadvinder Malhi joined others from Oxford University to talk about the effects of humans on biodiversity at the Hay Festival. Read more.

22 May 2014
"Climate disputes have little effect on the public, says study Read more.

22 May 2014
"Homes are changing too slowly - but you can make your house a super home" Research by Drs Tina Fawcett and Gavin Killip on the experiences and motivation of Superhome owner-occupiers is published in The Conversation. 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.

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