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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

Interested in getting involved in the WUN Responding to Climate Change Global Challenge? Contact Ms Maria Norton, WUN Coordinator at the University of Southampton.

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 Susan Gourvenec, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, Deputy Director Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute and Professor of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Southampton.

Vice Chair
Professor Onno van Schayck, Professor of Preventive Medicine of the Medical Faculty of Maastricht University and Scientific Director of the National Research School CaRe.

Academic Experts 

Dr Arturo Molina Gutiérrez, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Professor Mark Eisler, University of Bristol
Dr Joshua Kirshner, University of York
Professor Andreas Neef, The University of Auckland
Associate Professor J.C. Gaillard, The University of Auckland (Deputy for Professor Andreas Neef)
Jeroen Gruiskens, Maastricht University
Professor Ryan (Yunwei) Li, University of Alberta
Professor Om Parkash Dhankher, University of Massachusetts
Dr.Wang Ke, Renmin University of China
Professor Chjeng-Lun Shieh, National Cheng Kung University
Professor Hsiao-Wen Wang, National Cheng Kung University
Dr Christopher Jack, University of Cape Town
Associate Professor Samuel Jaccard, University of Lausanne
Associate Professor Yazidhi Bamutaze, Makerere University
Professor Øyvind Frette, University of Bergen
Professor Amos Tai, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Tasman Crowe, University College Dublin
Dr Martin Dallimer, University of Leeds

For more information about the Responding to Climate Change Global Challenge Steering Group, contact Ms Maria Norton, WUN Coordinator, the University of Southampton.

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