Institute for Policy and Engagement
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The Institute for Policy and Engagement works with academics from across the university to translate their research into insights for policy makers looking to achieve a sustainable future, and to engage public audiences with key issues on the sustainability agenda. 

It's never been more important that academic insights inform policy decisions and the University of Nottingham is committed to environmental sustainability through our research, teaching, campus activity, investments and our work with partners locally and globally. Our wide-ranging contributions to research in the field of climate change include: expertise on developing Net Zero Aviation; food and agriculture; green chemicals; sustainable energy; and the social impacts of climate change.

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Climate activists in Union Square, San Francisco , United States 2018 with a sign saying 'There is no Planet B'

Climate change and COP27

We work with researchers from across the university to help them address most complex and urgent challenge of our time.

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Below, you'll find links to some of our policy briefs on sustainability issues, alongside information on community involvement.


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Sustainability policy briefs

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Sustainability podcasts


Public engagement

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Green Light in the City

Pop up engagement space to raise awareness of climate change

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Youth Manifesto

In July 2022 we supported Nottingham Climate Assembly to run their first youth residential.



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