Explore our climate change research

Prof Ranjeet Sokhi

Climate change is accelerating faster than previously predicted. That means we need to take action quicker than we previously thought. It’s affecting the planet and people in diverse ways, whether it’s the quality of the air we breathe, the safety of our homes against the threat of floods or intense heat, droughts affecting food production or increased extreme weather events.

Building better climate change forecasts to help people plan and adapt

Ranjeet and his team are collaborating with international agencies, local authorities and other universities around the world to develop higher precision climate change modelling. This enables us to identify more precisely and with more confidence where and when climate changes are happening, helping to inform governments and organisations so they can develop better climate change mitigation and adaptation plans.

Using advanced climate change modelling and forecasting techniques, Ranjeet’s current work seeks to increase our understanding of climate change in different regions of the world such as Europe, South Asia and Africa. Following a study into air pollution in Delhi, Ranjeet’s current research is focused on developing adaptation strategies in India. In particular, the project funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) explores how the city’s air pollution can be controlled and minimised and how strategies to adapt to the longer-term impacts of climate change should be improved.

Partnering with Herts

Ranjeet’s work is part of the University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Climate Change Research (C3R) and the Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics. The centres bring together over 50 academic and research staff from all our Schools of Study to investigate one of the most urgent global issues affecting society. Get in touch to discuss partnering with us to help power research into climate change challenges and solutions.

Professor Ranjeet Sokhi is Director of the Centre for Climate Change Research.

glaciers melting and crashing into the ocean
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