Our work and activity in relation to 'Climate Action', one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
2019 was the second warmest year on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010- 2019) ever recorded.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to new records in 2019.
Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more extreme.
Although greenhouse gas emissions are projected to drop about 6 per cent in 2020 due to travel bans and economic slowdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, this improvement is only temporary. Climate change is not on pause. Once the global economy begins to recover from the pandemic, emissions are expected to return to higher levels.
Saving lives and livelihoods requires urgent action to address both the pandemic and the climate emergency.
The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework.
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Widespread citizen engagement leads to Europe-wide action on climate change.
It is known around the world as a location for the TV series Outlander, but the landscape around the picturesque village of Falkland is being permanently altered by weather events influenced by climate change.
The water supply of hundreds of millions of people in Asia is under threat from the accelerating melt of the Himalayan glaciers, a University of Dundee expert has warned.
Dramatic footage captured by a University of Dundee expert has shown how climate change is melting Iceland’s glaciers.
COP26 is doomed to failure unless the richest countries on the planet stop ignoring those from the developing world, a University of Dundee energy expert has said.
Empowering individuals and communities could be key to addressing the climate crisis, a University of Dundee expert says.
A University of Dundee project that assists developing countries with the transition to green energy has received a funding award from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
An upcoming University of Dundee event will showcase the work of those who are connecting the power of the visual arts to enhance our understanding of climate change
A University of Dundee student is using art to question how the people of Scotland respond to the societal issues generated by climate change.
The drive towards renewable energy sources is to be examined at a special event hosted by the University of Dundee.