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Who are we?

We empower people to contribute to real, systemic climate solutions.

Earthly learning and teaching
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We believe education is the most powerful tool in the fight against climate change.

ClimateScience is a UK-based global charity led by hundreds of driven volunteers from 30 countries and a small team of staff. We aim to make learning engaging, accessible and reliable.

A charity organised like a startup.

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Fmr. Researcher on AI for Sustainable Development at MIT; AI Researcher @ FB AI (FAIR), TU Vienna, TU Luxembourg; Computer Science dropout at the Cambridge University. Loves whales.

Eric Steinberger​

CEO & Co-Founder

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6 years experience as a Graphic Designer. The University of Lincoln Graduate. Wildlife Conservation Volunteer.

Susan Brigham-Ward

Director of CS Kids and Head of Design & Comms

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Economics, Environment, and International Development graduate at McGill University; Coordinator for climate and sustainability education initiatives

Ghislaine Fandel

Director of CS Courses & Quizzes

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Honors in environmental sciences and economics from McGill University. Lots of work with science education for children and research on peatlands.

JP Arellano

Director of CS Corporate, CS Schools

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Climate activist and FridaysForFuture mobilizer. ECOPEACE youth trustee. Competitive debator.​​

Michael Bäcklund

Director of Community

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Political Science undergrad from India; Gender equality & education access advocate

Raseel Arora

Director of Clubs

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Social Entrepreneur from India, Ex-Founder of Kriya Labs, Communicating climate through writings and photographs.

Kanika Prajapat

Director of Olympiad & Partnerships

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Medical student at the University of Edinburgh; Care assistant for dementia and climate education advocate.

Iona Spooner

Co-Director @ CS Explore

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Student in Political Science, Environment, and Social Justice at McGill University. Promoting education and awareness in communities.

Alexandra Sfez

Co-Director @ CS Explore

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Bachelor of Design at University of Brasilia (UnB), Freelance Designer and Illustrator, Starting some Motion Design and Animation work.

Bruna Hernandez

Director of CS TV & Video

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Undergraduate student of EcoCity at the University of Lodz

Julia Wojtania

Co-Director of Translation

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Languages and Translation graduate from University of Córdoba. Translator of content related to education, the environment, and inclusive communication in Spanish.

Sole Konic

Co-Director of Translation

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Computer science PhD graduate from University of Cambridge, specializing in public engagement technology for citizen science; avid scuba diver and conservation volunteer.

Isak Herman

Head of Finance & Fundraising

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From Pizza Delivery Boy to CEO at Xenis AG.; Coaching, Teambuilding, Human Development, Learning Organization. Organizer at ParentsForFuture movement.​

Christian Zauner

Trustee & Strategy Advisor

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Student in Brazil and science enthusiast

Maria Eduarda

Chief Information Officer

Advised By

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Renate Christ

Former Director at IPCC Secretariat

After decades of working in the field of environment, climate change and development at the scientific and policy level I retired recently from my post as Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. I am particular interested in human rights, poverty alleviation and gender issues, as they relate to climate change and development.

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David Addison

Working with others towards a safe and just Sapiezoic

Climate action, innovation, purpose and sustainability at Virgin. Co-founder: Carbon Removal Centre. Advisor & volunteer: several climate action & purpose-driven accelerators, awards, non-profits, and ventures. Passion for all the sciences - master of none.

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Sophie Gallois

Former Deputy Exec. Director at Unicef UK

Sophie was Deputy Executive Director at Unicef UK. Before that, she was MD at the Gin Hub and global marketing director at Chivas Brothers. She launched a “Business as a Force for Good” campaign around the world, reaching over 10,000 social entrepreneurs.

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Mariana Castaño Cano

Climate Comms Expert

Mariana is an international journalist and communications expert. After 20 years of experience in the media and the United Nations she founded 10 Billion Solutions to help organizations unleash the power of communications as a force for good.

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Joanna Haigh

Climate Scientist

Atmospheric physicist, Fellow of the Royal Society. Formerly: Co-Director Grantham Institute on Climate Change and Environment at Imperial College London, Head of Imperial College Physics Department, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Emily Shuckburgh

Climate Scientist, University of Cambridge

Experience: Director, Cambridge Zero; Associate Fellow, Centre for Science & Policy Cambridge; Reader at Environmental Data Science University of Cambridge; Fellow & Co-chair at Royal Meteorological Society; Advisor at UK Government.

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Verena Winiwarter

Professor of Environmental History

Professor of Environmental History, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria; Full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; Member of Academia Europea, Chairperson of the Commission of Interdisciplinary Ecologcal Studies.

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Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford

Experience: Professor of Biodiversity, University of Oxford; Senior Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development; Senior Fellow of the Oxford Martin School. Founder & Director of Nature-based Solutions Initiative.

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Matthew Shribman

Science Communicator and Environmentalist

Matthew is a science communicator and environmentalist. He is a Co-Founder and the Head Teacher at AimHi. He has appeared across the BBC, spoken for TEDxLondon and advises the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers. Specialising in impact beyond the echo chamber, his online videos have over 25 million views and his environmental campaigns have been supported by Peter Gabriel and Sir Paul McCartney. Matthew holds a 1st Class MChem from the University of Oxford.

Our Partners

Universities, University Initiatives, and Research Institutes

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The University of Cambridge is launching an ambitious new climate change initiative to create a zero-carbon future. In this capacity, it supports and connects innovative projects and research.

Cambridge Zero (University of Cambridge)

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The Nature-based Solutions Initiative provides scientific evidence for policy makers on how to use nature to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Nature-Based Solutions Initiative (University of Oxford)

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Australian Government-funded research center on climate change with a network of hundreds of climate scientists.

Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

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The Grantham Institute sits at the heart of Imperial College London's work on climate change and the environment. Learn more at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/grantham/

Grantham Institute

Governmental & Inter-governmental partnerships

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)'s initiative for global climate action.

United Nations Climate Change: Global Climate Action

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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)'s initiative for climate empowerment.

Action for Climate Empowerment

Our Founders

Eric Steinberger

Eric Steinberger

CEO & Co-Founder


Eric has worked at MIT, Facebook AI, TU Vienna, and Luxembourg University – all before completing his first year at the University of Cambridge. This was possible because of free online education. When he was 14, he started studying Physics and Computer Science through MIT's 'Open CourseWare' program, and other online material. Consequently, Eric understands the impact online education can have and wants to use this to help the next generation of brilliant climate enthusiasts learn what they need to know in order to solve the world's biggest problems. Beyond work, Eric enjoys hiking, rock music, and animated movies.

Isabel Key

Isabel Key

Co-Founder (Former content lead)


Isabel graduated from Natural Sciences with a specialisation in Zoology at the University of Cambridge. After that, she started working as a research assistant at the Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NBSI) at the University of Oxford, where she conducts research into climate change adaptation, forests, and ecosystems. Isabel regularly supports charities and environmental initiatives with her artwork that illustrates scientific topics she discovered through her degree at Cambridge and through her volunteering with various research and conservation programs in an engaging way. Isabel was part of ClimateScience from 2019 until early 2020 and now focuses on research on nature-based solutions.