Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

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Related climate themes


  • Funding: Various
  • 1997 onwards
  • Roger Street


UKCIP was established by the ECI in 1997 to help organisations, sectors and governments adapt to changing climate through practice-based research, and by providing support and advice.

  • Funding: Various
  • Ongoing timescale
  • Led by Professor Jim Hall

Risk of Floods and Drought: Water Theme

Professor Jim Hall leads a theme of work across ECI on the risk of floods and droughts. Projects include Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water scarcity (MARIUS,) and Flood risk: Building Infrastructure Resilience through better Understanding and Management choices (FoRUM). The full list of projects forms part of our Water Research Programme.

  • Funding: Various
  • Ongoing timescale
  • Led by Dr Pam Berry

Biodiversity and Climate Adaptation: Ecosystems Theme

This research group, led by Dr Pam Berry and within our Ecosystems Theme is at the forefront of integrating and improving techniques for the observation and projection of the effects of environmental change on species, ecosystems and the services they provide at the international and national level.

Dry and arid land with failed crops due to climate change and global warming

Biophysical and Economic Impacts of Hydroclimatic Extremes (HIASA)

What influence does anthropogenic climate change have on droughts and floods, and how does local human activity change the vulnerability of regions? The division of climate risk into individual factors is crucial to develop the right adaptation measures. This project is based in South Africa, but results will be applicable to a wider range of climate change loss and damage situations across the world.

  • Funding: EPSRC
  • 2002-2019
  • Co-I: Dr Nick Eyre

UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium: Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems.

The ITRC informs the analysis, planning and design of national infrastructure, through the development and demonstration of new decision support tools, and working with partners in government and industry. Dr Nick Eyre leads the energy demand component of ITRC.


Green growth and win-win strategies for sustainable climate action (GREEN-WIN)

The GREEN-WIN project will develop a major international transdisciplinary research collaboration to apply a solution-oriented approach targeted at increasing the understanding of links between climate action and sustainability and overcoming implementation barriers through win-win strategies.

Completed Projects

Full list of archived climate projects.