COP26@City is a series of events and actions which demonstrate City’s commitment to reducing our environmental impact and playing our part in responding to the global climate challenge.
Published Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021 in University news
COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties and this year it will take place in Glasgow between 31st October – 12th November. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This important summit will focus on achieving four key aims:
- Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
- Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
- Mobilise finance
- Work together to deliver
You can find further information about COP26 and its aims on their website.
As part of its commitment to sustainability and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, the University is running COP26@City, a series of online and in-person events and actions to demonstrate City’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and playing its part in responding to the global climate challenge.
To launch for COP26@City, Professor Anthony Finklestein, City's President, and Shaima Dallali, Students' Union President, have filmed a statement which you can watch below, setting out their engagement with and recognition of the vitally important climate change discussions now taking place in Glasgow.
The series of panel events, running online and in-person from 28th October-11th November, will showcase City’s Climate Change expertise and discuss a range of topics including:
- COP conversations: Justice, accountability, and law in the climate emergency
- Apocalypse yesterday: The graphic novel in the Anthropocene
- Tackling climate change; through activism or innovation?
- Food Thinkers: Is there food on the table at COP26?
- The impact of IT on the future of energy consumption
You can find further information about the events and sign up here.
Have your say
The Glasgow COP Programme seeks to elevate the voice of young people and demonstrate the critical role of public empowerment and education in climate action.
Please join this important conversation and share your views on how City can help shape and respond to the Climate Change agenda and achieve its Sustainability goals via its social channels by following #CityCOP26.
Sustainability at City beyond COP26
City is committed to embedding sustainability across everything they do. You can find out how they’re achieving this goal on the Sustainability web page.