Centre for Climate Change Innovation
Imperial College London is creating a centre for climate change innovation. The centre will bring together a critical mass of expertise around climate change solutions technology to catalyse the development of a world-leading climate change innovation cluster. It will provide an essential opportunity to harness the ingenuity, energy and support of people who are committed to tackling climate change and transforming the global economy.
Creating a better future
Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges facing humanity. It requires global-scale solutions. In order to face this challenge, society must move away from traditional ways of working and develop new technologies and businesses that forge a low-carbon and climate-resilient future. This future will be shaped by climate change technology – products and services that avoid harmful impacts on the environment and repair the damage we have already caused.
Imperial College London is creating a centre for climate change innovation, in partnership with the Mayor of London and with support from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). A hothouse for innovation, the centre will nurture a new generation of climate change pioneers and accelerate the development and scaling of technologies, networks and policies that will help to mitigate the impacts of climate change and prevent further harm.
The centre will be built on the White City Campus– a 25-acre multidisciplinary campus where academia and industry work together on global challenges. It will be based within a vibrant community of academics, students, locals, start-ups, technology businesses and investors. In conjunction with existing facilities, such as Imperial’s Advanced Hackspace and White City Incubator, the new centre will offer a provide a range of spaces for engaging entrepreneurs, policy makers, businesses and members of the public with the climate change challenge.