Climate & Sustainability
Preserving the world’s climate and building a sustainable future for generations to come is at the forefront of public consciousness.
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.
Climate & Sustainability Projects
ADR Wales themed projects: Climate Change
8 September 2023
Projects under this ADR Wales theme will work with Welsh Government and other stakeholders to identify priority areas and harness the potential of de-identified administrative data within SAIL. They will generate evidence that can inform policy and help Wales achieve a fair and inclusive transition to net zero, where all of society and nature can thrive.
Research Fellows using ADR England flagship datasets
1 September 2023
ADR UK is funding six Research Fellows for 18 months to conduct research and analysis demonstrating the policy impact potential of ADR England flagship datasets. This was the first fellowship opportunity of its kind by ADR UK that...
Connecting administrative vehicle data for research on sustainable transport
28 March 2023
This project aims to link existing data sources to create de-identified datasets that researchers can use to understand vehicle ownership and usage patterns. This new resource will have the potential to generate insights that inform sustainable transport policy design and implementation, at both the local and national level.
Data Insight: Are farm households different? Some evidence from Wales
Data Insight: Exploring the complex relationship between legislation, policies and research: Built Environments And Child Health in WalEs and AuStralia (BEACHES)
Data Insights: The health and economic benefits of active commuting in Scotland (October 2020)
Data Insights: The effect of exposure to air pollution on health and mortality (August 2020)
Find out more
If you are a researcher interested in working with admistrative data within this theme, or a policymaker interested in how ADR UK work can improve your insights and support your decision making in this area, please get in touch.