Welcome to Global Climate Change at Illinois
You have reached the access point for global climate change-related research conducted across campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The campus features dozens of experts who research, educate, engage, and develop programs dealing with the physical and biological science, impacts to humans and nature, vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation strategies, and justice that has efforts focused not only in Illinois, but worldwide. Illinois is home to a rich, interactive community of world-renowned scholars, who are willing to work across disciplines to solve the issues humanity, nature, and the world faces as the Earth continues to warm. Based on global interactions, the Illinois Global Climate Change Scholars’ research, education, and engagement programs are integrated across four main categories of expertise.
Click on the Global Climate Change at Illinois menu to read more about related campus centers and initiatives, facilities and laboratories. Learn more about the Illinois Global Climate Change Scholars and Council, as well as funding, research, educational, speaking, and career opportunities available.
If you navigate to one of the research areas of excellence pages or the council and scholars page, you will find a search menu for scholars by research area.
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH AREAS OF EXCELLENCE
Illinois researchers are helping the world to understand the physical and biological processes driving — and responding to — climate change.
We are studying how increased warming and severe weather affect food and water security, cities and infrastructure, trade and migration, health, nature, and more.
VULNERABILITY & JUSTICE
We take a human-centered approach that safeguards the most vulnerable, ensuring that the decisions on climate change are participatory and equitable.
MITIGATION & ADAPTATION
We are studying ways people change living conditions to adapt to — OR find preventative approaches to minimize — climate change.