Welcome to the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Climate Change hub. Anthropology is the bio-cultural study of humankind across all space and time. Anthropology is important to debates on Climate Change because it covers the human aspect (the root of the problem, after all) and can bridge between the social and natural sciences.
In 2016 the Royal Anthropological Institute held a major conference at the British Museum on Anthropology, the Weather and Climate Change. Opened by Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, the conference highlighted both the wealth of insight generated by anthropological research and the pressing need to make this research heard.
The RAI’s Climate Change hub is a resource for anthropologists looking to maximise the impact of their work.