Climate Action

Climate Change is the greatest challenge of our time. Together with our national and international partners, UCD's world-leading researchers across the university are addressing this problem through policy change, defence of our ecosystems and soil health, improving management of our natural resources and changing practices and behaviour in industry and society, via inclusive, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches.

Go to 'Earth Talks' series

€41 million funding from SFI for the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) hosted by UCD


No 1 in Ireland for Environmental Sciences - 2021 QS World University Subject Rankings


UCD is 22nd in The Times Higher Education World Impact Rankings (using the UN Sustainable Development Goals)


Investment in National research centre (BiOrbic) for Bioeconomy in Ireland

Research Units and Programmes

UCD Earth Talks to Prof Nick Holden

  • UCD Earth Institute

A UCD research leader in sustainable agricultural systems and soil science, Professor Nick Holden from UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, talks to UCD Earth Institute about food system resilience and sustainability, the global soil crisis and food waste.

April 2017

Soil carbon 4 per mille


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June 2017

Valuing nature's contributions to people: the IPBES approach

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

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January 2016

Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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December 2016

Cross-validation strategies for data with temporal, spatial, hierarchical, or phylogenetic structure


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