Climate Exp0 – the COP26 Universities Network virtual conference, 17-21 May 2021
Climate Exp0 is the first conference organised by the COP26 Universities Network - a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference (Glasgow, Scotland, November 2021).
In partnership with ‘Rete delle Universita’ per lo sviluppo Sostenibile (Italian University Network for Sustainable Development), sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and with support from UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 in Partnership with Italy and Cambridge University Press, Climate Exp0 will take place on 17 – 21 May 2021.
At a critical juncture in the COP26 pre-meetings and negotiations – six months prior to the conference itself – Climate Exp0 will showcase the latest thinking and most relevant UK and international research in the run-up to COP26 around five key themes: Adaptation and Resilience; Finance; Green Recovery; Mitigation Solutions; and Nature-based Solutions.
It will feature a range of speakers – from policymakers and academics, to practitioners and students - and seeks to:
- Raise the profile of key strategic themes and issues as evidenced through research;
- Provide evidence to constituted bodies and policymakers;
- Engage countries in building up their activity towards COP26;
- Create a legacy for Universities and Research Centres in support of the climate change research agenda and of the UK’s role as host for COP26.
Online, free, and open to all, it’s an opportunity to connect policy, academic and student audiences across the world, and harness the power of virtual collaboration to help advance a resilient, zero-carbon world.