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Responding to Climate Change

The WUN Global Challenge Group on Responding to Climate Change addresses the catalysts, causes and consequences of climate change.

Collaborative, multi-disciplinary and international research programs are a crucial component of our response to climate change, and experts from across the globe need to work together to explore sustainable approaches to how we can best adapt to and mitigate against 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.

Current research priorities include:

  • Clean and affordable food
  • Clean and affordable energy
  • Human response and adaption

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 Vice-Chair
Dr Arturo Molina Gutiérrez, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Academic Experts 

Professor Ryan (Yunwei) Li, University of Alberta
Professor Andreas Neef, The University of Auckland
Associate Professor J.C. Gaillard, The University of Auckland (Deputy for Professor Andreas Neef)
Professor Øyvind Frette, University of Bergen
Professor Mark Eisler, University of Bristol
Dr Christopher Jack, University of Cape Town
Professor Amos Tai, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tasman Crowe, University College Dublin
Dr Rosina Kyerematen, University of Ghana
Associate Professor Samuel Jaccard, University of Lausanne
Dr Martin Dallimer, University of Leeds
Jeroen Gruiskens, Maastricht University
Prof. Onno van Schayck, Maastricht University
Associate Professor Yazidhi Bamutaze, Makerere University
Professor Chjeng-Lun Shieh, National Cheng Kung University
Professor Hsiao-Wen Wang, National Cheng Kung University
Dr.Wang Ke, Renmin University of China
Prof. Susan Gourvenec, University of Southampton
Distinguished Professor Dikai Liu, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Dr Emma Camp, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Dr Joshua Kirshner, University of York

For more information, please contact Aoiffe Corcoran at the WUN Secretariat.

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