The UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN) is a growing group of over 85 UK-based universities and research organisations working together to deliver a low carbon, resilient world.
ECCI is a proud member of the network with the University of Edinburgh.
The Network enables collaboration to advance climate action nationally and internationally. UUCN disseminates climate change research and analysis, conduct evidence-based public engagement, and share evidence for climate action with policymakers, including the UK Government.
The Network first assembled in Autumn 2019 as the COP26 Universities Network with the goal of ensuring the academic sector played its role in delivering a successful UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.
UUCN has accomplished a lot since it was first established in 2019. Key outputs have included creating 13 briefing papers to provide evidence on key climate change topics, mobilising partners around the world to deliver the Climate Exp0 conference, and hosting or co-hosting seven events in Glasgow at COP26. The Network's story illustrates the remarkable power of networks, and how universities can maximise their impact by working together.
In March 2022, the Network became the UUCN and will continue to work in the lead up to COP27 and beyond. UUCN's Secretariat is currently based at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London.
Key results and achievements
Read the recently published UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN) brochure to find out more about the work of the network.