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The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals influence our research and your learning

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

By the end of this century, global temperatures will rise by more than 1.5oC if our current emission levels continue.

Oceans are getting warmer. Ice is melting. Sea levels are rising. We are experiencing severe changes in weather conditions that will become harder to live with.
Most aspects of climate change will persist for many centuries even if emissions are stopped.

So what can we do now?
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Our researchers and institutes are taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

We are recognised as an innovative leader in higher education for sustainability, across teaching and learning, research and our University operations

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Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub
Our offshore renewable energy research is leading the UK's pursuit of sustainable energy

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Coastal Processes Research Group (CPRG)
During storms, our researchers are often first on the scene to measure the impact of extreme weather on the coast

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Sustainability Hub: Low Carbon Devon
Supporting local businesses and enterprises to achieve net zero

Be part of a university tackling global issues (SDG 13)

Join the response and make a difference with a masters

At Plymouth, you’ll be part of a community that takes climate change seriously.
Our masters programmes are specifically designed to channel your passion for protecting the planet from the impacts of climate change.

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THE SDG13: Climate Action