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Chatham House presentation

Chukwumerije Okereke speaks at Chatham House event on African response to climate change (23rd Sept):

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Adjudicating the Future: Climate Change and the Rule of Law

Professor Chris Hilson of the School of Law at the University of Reading and an Associate of the Walker Institute reports on a recent three day symposium on climate change and adjudication in London

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Climate services for smallholder farmers in Africa.

On-line launch of field manual for the PICSA approach (Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture).

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  Ros Cornforth Walker Institute Director


New Director for the Walker Institute

We are delighted to announce that Dr Ros Cornforth has been appointed as the new Walker Institute Director.

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Latest Walker Institute Newsletter now online

The Summer 2015 issue of the Walker Institute Newsletter is now available, with features ranging from climate resilience in Africa to UK drought prospects.

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  Renewable energy


Paper of the month July 2015 - Indian wind power

This month's paper of the month, by Caroline Dunning and co-authors from the University of Reading, looks at possible future impacts of climate change on 'breaks' in the Indian monsoon, and their impact on future renewable energy capacity.

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  Climate KIC summer school


Climate-KIC Journey summer school programme

This week the Walker Institute is hosting 30 postgraduate students from across Europe as part of the Climate-KIC Journey summer school programme.

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Integrating the University of Reading’s excellence in climate change research


The University of Reading's Walker Institute aims to enhance understanding and improve prediction of the risks and opportunities from our changing climate.


The Institute brings together the unrivalled breadth and depth of climate expertise that exists within the University of Reading.


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Understanding and predicting our changing climate and its impacts

We are pioneering a more integrated approach to understanding and predicting climate and how it affects us – on timescales from seasons to decades and beyond. We consider human-induced climate change and also natural variations in climate.

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At the Walker Institute our climate change research is both fundamental and integrated.

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Training the next generation of climate scientists is a priority.

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