Our climate pioneers

Leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). We’ve spoken to some of the researchers and innovators about their role in helping tackle climate change and what they want to see come out of COP26.

 

Dr Hadewij Sint

How data can help us understand farming's impact on climate
(BBSRC)

Dr Hugh Mortimer

Developing new instruments to track climate change from space
(STFC)

Dr Lucy Martin

Decarbonisation, carbon capture and how we get to net zero
(EPSRC)

Dr Gabriel Pérez

How smaller, cheaper, and better batteries can help us get to net zero
(STFC)

Dr Alison Carswell

How does nitrogen affect our food and climate?
(BBSRC)

Professor Parik Goswami

Changing the ecological footprint of fashion
(AHRC)

Professor Andrea Doeschl Wilson

Can we breed low-emissions, disease-resistant livestock?
(BBSRC)

Maia Elliot

Tackling the climate crisis through our food system
(BBSRC)

Jonathan Shanklin

Meet the scientist who discovered the hole in the ozone layer

Dr Anna Jones

Meet the scientist responsible for ensuring the ozone layer continues to heal

Dr Rebecca Ford

Why net zero is about empowering communities

Professor Adam Kleczkowski

How will climate change affect our woodlands?
(NERC)

Professor Cathie Martin

Rank Prize for Nutrition 2022 winner, on her research at the John Innes Centre
(BBSRC)

Dr Lee de Mora

Protecting the oceans from climate change
(NERC)

Anthony Burns

Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Clothing Solutions
(Innovate UK)

Dr Emma Fieldhouse

Director of Future We Want
(Innovate UK)

Dr Sahar Arshi

Digitising fabric properties using immersive technologies
(AHRC)

Dr Jeremy Walton

Using supercomputers to understand the climate
(NERC)

Professor John Barrett

Moving towards low carbon society
(EPSRC)

Professor Clive Potter

Helping forests maximise carbon capture
(NERC)

Dr Ian Mudway

Making transport net zero for better health
(MRC)

Professor Richard Haigh

Managing disaster risk as the climate changes

Professor Lyla Mehta

Engaging with wider experiences of climate change
(ESRC)

Dr Genoveva Burca

How neutron imaging can help us get to net zero
(STFC)

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga

How will climate affect future pandemics?

Dr Desy Pirmasari

Bringing equality and inclusivity to climate change discussions
(ESRC)

Professor Rodney Harrison

How can the museum sector engage with change?
(AHRC)

Dr Duncan Watson-Parris

How do microscopic particles affect climate change?
(NERC)

Professor Kate Pahl and Dr Simon Carr

Inspiring young people to value trees
(NERC)

Dam Khan

Tackling air pollution in The Gambia
(MRC)

Dr Tahrat Shahid

Bringing global communities into the climate conversation

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

Can legal institutions affect climate change?
(ESRC)

Dr Stephanie Wright

How plastic pollution affects our health
(MRC)

Mortala Ndow

Why world leaders must take action to achieve net zero
(MRC)

Zakari Ali

Making food systems able to withstand climate change in West Africa
(MRC)

Professor John McGeehan

Tackling plastic pollution using solutions from nature

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