Royal Geographical Society Climate Change Research Group

Climate Change Research Group (CCRG) Homepage

One of the research groups of the Royal Geographical Society with Institute for British Geographers (RGS-IBG)

Welcome to the website of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Climate Change Research Group. As a cross-disciplinary research group, we welcome parties from all backgrounds and disciplines to debate and discuss the key issues of climate change. Membership is open to all with an interest in climate change - you do not have to be an academic, nor do you have to be a member of the RGS-IBG. Our Membership section can tell you more.

Here, you will find a range of experts in different fields: from impact assessment at the local and national scales, to palaeo-climate specialists and modellers who investigate massive millennial changes in our climate system. We provide an opportunity to meet and talk to people who shape the modern debates, and who contribute to policy and academic thought on climate change topics across the world.


The CCRG now has a blog. The blog address is: If you're interested in adding a post, please email Charlie Williams.


The Climate Change Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) was founded in December 2004 to provide a forum for discussion of climate change in the modern world. Although part of the RGS-IBG, the CCRG draws members from all disciplines and professions - united by their interest in climate change science and policy. Regular meetings help to keep the community involved with academic thought, as well as providing insight into how climate data is used in management, projections, mitigation and adaptation of climate change impacts on society. The CCRG is also keen to promote new research into climate change. Support for students is key to the aims of the group; with meetings bringing together postgraduates from across a wide range of fields.


The RGS-IBG Climate Change Research Group exists to:
1) Promote the discussion of climate change issues in the academic and wider communities
2) Aid in the dissemination of information on climate change by providing access to expertise
3) Support research in climate change, providing a forum for members to exchange ideas and build research networks.


Membership is free!

Membership is open to all with an interest in climate change. We have members from a wide range of fields and professions; journalists, non-governmental organisations and charity workers, as well as a range of academic members. Membership of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is not a pre-requisite for joining.

Applying to join the Climate Change Research Group is a simple process. All you have to do is complete a simple form detailing your contact details, together with any professional or academic affiliations you may have. We will ask you to describe your interests briefly, so that other members with similar ideas can be more easily put in touch. Finally, we will ask for your consent to add you to our Members' Directory: a searchable guide to expertise, interests and geographical region. We will not pass this information on to anyone beyond the Group's Committee and the Membership Directory. Any questions about this process, or membership in general can be directed to Charlie Williams.


We have a number of historical newsletters dating from the early days of the group, as follows:

CCRG Newsletter No. 1: December 2005
CCRG Newsletter No. 2: June 2006
CCRG Newsletter No. 3: January 2007
CCRG Newsletter No. 4: February 2008

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