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
Infant health and mothers’ exposure to air pollution
28 April 2020
This project investigates whether different levels of exposure to air pollution during pregnancy can affect a baby's birth weight.
The effect of air pollution on health and mortality
28 April 2020
This project will use data linkage to better understand the individual-level health costs of air pollution in Northern Ireland.
Does commuting affect health?
24 July 2019
This study aims to explore the association between commuting and health in Scotland from different angles using objective health measures from NHS health data.
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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.