UKRI, invest in the cutting-edge research and innovation essential to understanding and tackling the environmental sustainability challenges that we face. By understanding our own impact on the environment and acting upon it, we will ensure the research and innovation endeavour plays its part in addressing these challenges

UKRI collectively invests over £7 billion in research and innovation each year to help meet tomorrow’s challenges today. We bring about a positive impact in our society, economy and the environment through creating new knowledge and driving innovation. UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. We work in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. UKRI recognises that we are in a period of unprecedented environmental change and societal expectation. Positive action is needed to address the environmental sustainability challenges we now face, including climate change and deforestation. Research and innovation plays a critical part in ensuring we understand how our planet is changing, as well as helping us to act responsibly to protect and promote our environment. We recognise that the activity we undertake and fund has its own impact on the environment which we must understand and address. This is the focus of the UKRI Environmental Sustainability Strategy. View more