Responding to Climate Change

The WUN Global Challenge on Responding to Climate Change is focussed primarily on food and environment security and encapsulates a number of innovative research projects that address scientific, cultural, health and social issues.  Changes to our climate are leading to environmental changes, food and water shortages, and population displacement and migration.  Collaborative and multi-disciplinary research programs are a crucial component of our response to these emerging problems, and experts from across the globe need to work together to explore sustainable approaches to how we can best adapt to a changing climate. Broad themes of the research include: 

  • The drivers and pressures of climate change
  • The states of and impacts on systems affected by climate change
  • Managing a response to climate change.

Focus of the WUN Responding to Climate Change Global Challenge in 2016-17

  • Global research platforms
    • A global network of 'living labs'
      • Biophysical, agricultural practice, cultural and social perspectives
      • Standardisation of techniques for data analysis and evaluation
      • Access
  • Resilience of human systems, related to food and environmental security

Steering Group

The Responding to Climate Change Global Challenge Steering Group is made up of experts in the field from across the network. The Steering Group is responsible for guiding the development, focus and research portfolio of the global challenge. 

Global Challenge Chair: Professor Peter Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Western Australia - 

For more information, contact: Eleonora Gandolfi -

Interested in getting involved in the WUN Responding to Climate Change Global Challenge? Find out more by watching the video below.