The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 40 UK-based universities working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference [Glasgow, Scotland, November 2021]. The Network will create lasting partnerships and legacies that reach beyond this single event.
The Network's mission is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays our role in delivering a successful COP26, getting all players on track to deliver a low-carbon, resilient world. We aim to do so by easing access to evidence and academic expertise for COP26 for government, NGOs, and other actors, and by taking action ourselves.
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UKRI COP26 Fellows
- Four researchers have been awarded UKRI fellowships to support international climate negotiations ahead of COP26 through the provision and interpretation of scientific evidence.
- 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