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.
Our latest climate action news
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.
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.
Courtrooms could become crucial in tackling climate change by ensuring large companies commit to cutting carbon emissions, a University of Dundee expert has said.
Climate change has the potential to disrupt food supplies to Scotland, a University of Dundee expert has warned.
The University of Dundee has announced the completion of its divestment from fossil fuels – less than 12 months after stating its intention to do so.
Climate change jeopardises the future of some of Scotland’s most notable industries, a University of Dundee expert has warned.
A surprise lockdown in Scotland led to a US-based academic teaming up with an animation expert from the University of Dundee to create a film depicting the landscape of the city during the last Ice Age.