The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in 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 its role in delivering a successful COP26, getting all players on track to deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world. They aim to do so by easing access to evidence and academic expertise for COP26 for government, NGOs, and other actors, and by taking action.
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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