The research done within the UEP group covers a variety of topics. Here you read more about our current research interests. We mainly concentrate on urban topics. The scale of our research varies from very local case studies to global scale statistical analysis.
Urban centres, emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases, play a significant role in global efforts to mitigate climate change. In addition, cities and their populations are vulnerable to different impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise, floods or heat waves, and need to have robust strategies for adapting to climate change. Cities are intricately linked with the surrounding countryside and, through globalisation, with other countries and regions. For instance, food and energy consumed within the cities are sourced and produced outside the city boundaries, and potential impacts of climate change on the supply of these commodities need to be identified and assessed.