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International Development Research @ Cambridge


Professor Koen Steemers (Advisory Board)

Buildings and cities; Environmental performance; Climate change; Human perception and behaviour; Health and wellbeing; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Christian Boehm

Synthetic Biology: Plant reprogramming; Policy; Education; Climate Change; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Juan Sebastian Canavera Herrera

Adaptation; Climate change; Decision-making; Socio-technical systems; Roads; Department of Engineering; School of Technology; EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

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Dr Alexander Archibald

Climate Change; Clean Air; Data; Emissions; Human Health; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

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Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the SRI's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


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Programme Manager (Dr Sara Serradas Duarte):​.