Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Over £35 million from 60 international funders

Over 60 international benefactors and grantors have invested over £35million since creating the ECI in 1991. The ECI has worked with over 250 research partners across 35 countries, often leading multinational consortia.

Principal research grantors include:


Danish Energy Agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, (GTZ) GmbH, ECOFYS, EDF SA, Electrolux, EU Interreg Programme, European Commission, ALTENER Programme, European Commission SAVE Programme, European Environment Agency, European Social Fund, European Tropical Forest Research Network, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), Grundfos - Denmark, Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment (NOVEM), Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation.


International Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, International Council of Scientific Unions, International Energy Agency, International Geographical Union, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), World Conservation Union-IUCN.


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, US Government Environment Protection Agency.

United Kingdom

AEA Technology, Arts Council, Biffaward, British Academy, British National Space Centre, Building Research Establishment, Carbon Trust, Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, Darwin Initiative - UK Government, Department for International Development - UK Government, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - UK Government, Economic and Social Research Council, Electricity Association, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, English Nature, Environment Agency, Environment and Heritage Service (Northern Ireland), Heritage Lottery Fund, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Napier University, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, Natural Environment Research Council, National Trust, National Trust for Scotland, Research and Development Fund - University of Oxford, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Society, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Thames Water plc, Trapnell Fund, Tyndall Centre, UK Water Industries Research, West Oxfordshire District Council, World Wide Fund for Nature.

Benefactors to the ECI

The University of Oxford and staff and students of the ECI are indebted to those who through their generosity and foresight created the ECI and now encourage it to flourish.