Climate & sustainability

This pressing issue demands smart solutions, and enabling thorough research will allow us to understand both the small, individual changes that must be made, and the larger, top-down policy decisions that are needed for change to happen.

For example, ADR Northern Ireland is linking data to provide insights on the effect of air pollution on health and mortality, and is looking to investigate the effects of air pollution on infant health, including birth weight and general infant health. ADR Scotland is meanwhile constructing a ‘commuting’ dataset to explore how exposure to air pollution and car driving impact health, whilst ADR Wales is looking to explore data related to decarbonisation and sustainability in Wales, including active travel, as part of its work focusing on emerging government priorities and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

ADR UK’s work linking data related to climate and sustainability across the UK will enable valuable insights to help the country on its way to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

More in-depth information about the individual data linkage and research projects being undertaken within this theme can be explored below.

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