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Connected for COP26: Working Together to Combat Climate Change

4 August 2021

We have joined with the Science Council on their new initiative to showcase blogs from scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines in the effort to tackle climate change.

In the lead up to COP26, taking place in Glasgow this November, the Connected for COP26 campaign will celebrate interdisciplinary research and collaboration across sectors to address climate change.

Securing global net zero by the mid-century and limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees requires huge cooperation and connected thinking.

Blogs from the Royal Meteorological Society include:

  • Communicating Climate Change - Hannah Mallinson, Science Engagement Manager 
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Cities - Dr Clare Heaviside, NERC Independent Research Fellow and Associate Professor at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering
  • Heatwaves and Health - Dr Vikki Thompson, Senior Research Associate, Bristol University
  • Tackling Climate Change - Prof Neil Harris, Cranfield University

Other partners are the Institution of Environmental Sciences, Geological Society, Institution of Chemical Engineers, Society for the Environment, Institute of Science and Technology and Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

Helen Gordon, CEO of the Science Council said: 

“I’m proud to promote the range of important work across our membership community towards tackling climate change and to be able to play our part alongside members in being a voice across science on this global priority. Our Connected for COP26 Campaign supports our collective ambition to bring about change by working together.”

All the blogs in the series can be found on the Science Council website.

There is also a helpful COP26 Jargon Buster.

In addition we have added some helpful climate resources for the media on our website, available to view via the Press and Media page or on this link.