Welsh Universities Launch A Major New Climate Change Initiative

27 November 2009

C3W is set to considerably enhance the climate science profile of Wales.
C3W is set to considerably enhance the climate science profile of Wales.

The universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea today announced the launch of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W), a £4 million initiative to be financed by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) through the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

Together with additional support from the Countryside Council for Wales and substantial investment from the four universities C3W is set to considerable enhance the climate science profile of Wales.

The Consortium has been developed by a group of internationally respected academics in collaboration with staff in a wide range of disciplines across the four universities. These disciplines cover the impact of climate change on land, sea, atmosphere and cryosphere, as well as its social consequences.

The aims of C3W are to (i) improve our fundamental understanding of the causes, nature, timing and consequences of climate change on Planet Earth’s environment and on humanity, and (ii) to reconfigure climate research in Wales as a recognisable centre of excellence on the world stage.

Further information can be found on Aberystwyth Universities News Page or see BBC News



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