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Climate Action - Partnerships

We're increasing our impact by working with schools, the local community and other organisations to address the climate crisis.

As an anchor institution in our community the University has an opportunity to develop meaningful collaborative partnerships which help to address the climate emergency.

We work with institutions across the HE Sector, nationally and internationally but also form more local place-based relationships with WECA and B&NES.

Moving forward we continue to facilitate discussion on the common challenges to transitioning to the net zero carbon economy and looking for opportunities where we can bring our expertise, research, and experience as an organisation to support our partners and region in this journey


For COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, experts from the University shared their hopes for this global climate conference in this short video.

Experts from across the university engaged with COP26 in Glasgow, providing expert input, commentary and joining the debate to encourage the negotiators to deliver an ambitious agreement commensurate with the climate crisis.

Colleagues from the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) were part of the leadership team for Climate Exp0, an open online event, bringing together global policymakers, academics, practitioners, students and members of the public to collaborate, share and debate climate change policy.

They also partnered in the production of the ActNow Film, featured at COP26 and COP27, sharing young people’s lived experience of climate change and their views of why limiting it is vital.

A young person holding up an 'Act Now' sign

Our Shared Future

Working in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES) and other key local organisations including the NHS and voluntary sector, University of Bath researchers have successfully applied for funding enabling three important projects to get underway under the Our Shared Future programme.

Addressing B&NES’ Climate Emergency declaration, Dr Victoria Stephenson, from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, is working with partners to investigate reducing energy usage in buildings across the region.

Professor Ian White speaking at an Our Shared Future event


Providing world leading business support, SETsquared is a unique enterprise partnership setup through a collaboration between universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Among a range of innovative and dynamic programmes, they offer a fully-funded Sustainable Business Programme to provide low carbon innovation support to organisations in the West of England looking to become more sustainable.

This programme is rooted in the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies.

Two people having a conversation over laptops