Climate and environmental change will affect economies, ecosystems, resources and human health across the globe. This theme focuses on identifying, quantifying and analysing these potential impacts based on our understanding of the physical processes that drive them. This knowledge will ultimately help to inform decisions relating to adaptive measures for those populations most strongly affected. 

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Video: Global solutions to global challenges

Six experts explored the global challenges created by climate and environmental change, and the role of technology and innovation in addressing them, at our panel discussion. Watch now or read our blog 


Blog: Feeding the planet with GM

Rogier Hintzen considers whether genetically modified crops have a part to play in  the drive to eradicate hunger worldwide. Read more

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Publication: Game theory for better resource management

Our latest briefing note examines how game theory can be applied to complex resource management problems.  Read more

Our projects

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IPCC Working Group II

The IPCC Working Group II report covers the impacts of, and adaptation to, climate change. Explore our guide for information on the potential water- and food-related, economic, ecological and health impacts of climate change and current research taking place at Imperial. Read more

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Climate change and global supply chains

This project aims to discover more about the impact of climate change on global supply chains, initially with a specific focus on French companies. Read more

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Simulation and prediction for sustainable water resources management

Hydrological models are vital to predicting the impacts of climate change and other environmental changes on water resources. Read more