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Join this event to hear climate researchers who attended COP as part of the King's delegation, as they reflect on their experiences at this year's climate summit.

COP27 is the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference held from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. During this conference, Heads of State, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs will meet to agree on the way forward addressing the climate emergency. 

The event will include a panel discussion where speakers will share their behind-the-scenes insights about their experiences at COP and its outcomes. The panel will be followed by a drinks reception.

The panelists

  • Rachel Harrington-Abrams (delegation coordinator for COP27) is a PhD student in the Department of Geography and helps coordinate climate research activities at King's. Rachel's doctoral research focuses on the complex multilateralism of adaptation and loss and damage governance, including how constructed discourses, epistemic actors, and funding inform and impact decision-making processes within national governments on the use of planned relocation and managed retreat policies.
  • Susannah Fisher is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at King's. Susannah's research explores climate politics and governance across different levels of action. Her work has analysed the role of ideas and knowledge in shaping national planning processes around climate change, how international urban networks influence action in cities, and how local action, national policies, international organisations and adaptation finance interact to shape decisions and action.
  • Kate Greer is a Research Associate in the School of Education, Communication & Society. Kate's career in environment, climate change and education sectors has concentrated on contributing to a more environmentally sustainable and just future. She has extensive programme management and leadership experience in government and non-government settings in Australia, and her research interests are in environmental and climate change education, issues of justice and public policy.
  • Ruyuan Liu is a PhD student in the Department of Political Economy at King's. Ruyuan's doctoral research focuses on the Green Interest Group and Green Foreign Investment of the EU: EREF and EIB in Mediterranean Partner Countries.


Event structure

  • 5:30-6:30: Panel Discussion (Council Room, King's Building, Strand Campus)
  • 6:30-7:30: Drinks reception and networking with King's climate research community (Somerset Room - opposite Chapters, King's Building, Strand Campus)

This event is for King's staff and students only. 

At this event


PhD candidate

Susannah Fisher

Senior Research Fellow