The Tyndall Centre was founded in 2000 to conduct cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, and provide a conduit between scientists and policymakers. With nearly 200 members ranging from PhD researchers to Professors, the Tyndall Centre represents a substantial body of the UK’s climate change expertise from across the scientific, engineering, social science and economic communities.
The Tyndall Centre has since 2000 significantly advanced the fundamental analysis of emission reduction from all major energy sectors, the understanding of climate impacts, risks, and adaptation options, the public perceptions of climate change, and the governance of climate negotiations and policymaking. From 2000 to 2010 the Tyndall Centre was core-funded to a total of £19m by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Science research Council, and the Economic and Social Research Council. In the years since core funding came to end, Tyndall partners receives several million per year in project funding, including from public and private consultations on how to respond to climate change.