Who We Are
Founded in 2019 as the COP26 Universities Network, we are a growing group of over 80 UK universities and research centres working together to promote a zero carbon, resilient future.
To ensure that the UK academic sector plays its role in advancing climate action nationally and internationally.
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Aligning Climate Finance for an Equitable and Sustainable Net Zero Future (Briefing)
- Overview of Network activities
- Activity contacts - Get involved
- COP26 Green Zone Exhibition
- COP26 Innovation Showcase (throughout COP26)
- COP Conversations: daily podcast during COP26
- Climate Risk Summit - 29 Sep - 1 Oct 2021
- Climate Exp0 Virtual Conference - 17-21 May 2021
- ActNowFilm2 – Intergenerational conversations on climate change
UKRI COP26 Fellows
- Five researchers have been awarded UKRI fellowships to support international climate negotiations ahead of COP26 through the provision and interpretation of scientific evidence. See their fellowship outputs at this link.
- Dr Rebecca Ford, [Strathclyde]: ALIGN: ALigning Impacts for Getting to Net Zero
- Dr Thomas Hale [Oxford]: From “Groundswell” to “All of Society”: How local governments, business, and civil society can contribute to the implementation phase of the Paris Agreement
- Dr Jessica Omukuti [York]; Making money go further: Scaling climate finance through local delivery
- Harriet Thew [Leeds]: YES TO Net Zero (Youth, Education, Skills and Training to Operationalise Net Zero
- Dr Stephen Whitfield [Leeds]: Agriculture and Climate Change
#COP26Universities hashtag on Twitter
Supported by UKRI
The COP26 Universities Network is proudly supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
UKRI, its councils and predecessors, have been at the forefront of climate science and innovation for over 50 years. It is supporting and enabling bold initiatives that contribute to a successful COP26.