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Durham University at COP27

Durham is home to world-leading research including work into addressing climate change. Read on to find out how colleagues are tackling one of the biggest challenges facing our planet, how we are sharing knowledge globally, and how we are educating tomorrow's world changers.

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Our Delegates

  • Dr Laura Marsiliani

    Dr Laura Marsiliani is an associate professor of economics and co-director of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics at Durham University Business School. Her research is at the intersection of environmental, energy and public economics from theoretical and applied perspectives.

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  • Professor Petra Minnerop

    Professor Petra Minnerop is the Academic Lead of Durham University for UNFCCC engagement and climate change and the founder and Director of the Durham Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy. She previously also served as the Co-Director of the Global Policy Institute.

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Dr Laura Marsiliani

Dr Laura Marsiliani is an associate professor of economics and co-director of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics at Durham University Business School. Her research is at the intersection of environmental, energy and public economics from theoretical and applied perspectives.

Laura Marsiliani

Professor Petra Minnerop

Professor Petra Minnerop is the Academic Lead of Durham University for UNFCCC engagement and climate change and the founder and Director of the Durham Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy. She previously also served as the Co-Director of the Global Policy Institute.

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  • Professor Ashraf Osman

    Professor Osman’s research focuses on ensuring resilience and sustainability of geo-infrastructure. He leads the “Developing performance-based design for foundations of WIND turbines in AFRICA (WindAfrica)" project aiming to accelerate the deployment of wind turbines in Africa.

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  • Professor Chris Stokes

    Professor Chris Stokes’ research focusses on how glaciers are responding to climate change and their impacts on sea level; from monitoring small mountain glaciers over the last few decades to large-scale reconstructions of ice sheets over several millennia.

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Professor Ashraf Osman

Professor Osman’s research focuses on ensuring resilience and sustainability of geo-infrastructure. He leads the “Developing performance-based design for foundations of WIND turbines in AFRICA (WindAfrica)" project aiming to accelerate the deployment of wind turbines in Africa.

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Professor Chris Stokes

Professor Chris Stokes’ research focusses on how glaciers are responding to climate change and their impacts on sea level; from monitoring small mountain glaciers over the last few decades to large-scale reconstructions of ice sheets over several millennia.

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Become a world-changer

We continue to see a range of global challenges brought about by issues that we need to tackle together. Climate change, energy use, sustainable living and disease are just some of the many world-changing areas that we need to focus on now to help make a positive long-term difference. We offer a wide range of programmes, covering many subject areas which help our students become global leaders of change.
View our sustainability-focused programmes
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Fate of the world's biggest ice sheet is in our hands

A new study led by our Geography department shows that the worst effects of global warming on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) could be avoided.

How rising temperatures impact ice sheets
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We're a world leader in sustainability

We’re always developing new ways of thinking to shape a better future for people and our planet, and we’ve been recognised as one of the top universities in the world for taking action to address the most pressing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges facing society today.

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Working with Nature: Cities

Professor Harriet Bulkeley (Department of Geography) joins climate change experts to explore the many ways people are working with nature in urban areas suffering from the impacts of climate change. 

Find out more about Professor Harriet Bulkeley