The Centre for Low Carbon Futures is a collaborative membership organisation that focuses on sustainability for competitive advantage. Formed by the University of Birmingham, University of Hull, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield and University of York, we work across the EU, Asia and Latin America. The Centre brings together engineers, natural scientists and social scientists to deliver high-impact research to inform policy development, encourage technological innovation and build capacity for sustainable leadership. CLCF works with a wide variety of academic, industrial and government partners to ensure that its research outputs have impact, are relevant to current debates and are implemented in the UK and globally. Our activities are funded by member university funds, governments, research councils and international agencies.