Climate change is a complicated challenge that requires an unprecedented diverse, yet integrated, range of solutions from all sectors of our society. At MaREI we recognise this need for collaboration, and have engaged many different stakeholders to co-develop and co-create innovative solutions that are implementable, and contribute to our understanding of climate change. This booklet focuses on MaREI’s recent and ongoing research in the context of climate action, and presents examples of the extent of MaREI’s activities in meeting the challenges of climate change. Research activities of the Centre are categorised under fundamental science, mitigation, adaptation and engagement – and include examples illustrating the excellence of the Centre’s scientific endeavour. Much of the work of the Centre is delivered in partnership and this is reflected in the portfolio of research projects presented here – more details of which are available when you click on the embedded links.
Climate action means stepped-up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-induced impacts, including climate-related hazards in all countries; integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning; and improving education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity with respect to climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
(UN SDG13 definition)