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The COP26 United Nations climate change summit

King's is working with partners across the globe to address the climate emergency. Part of our action strategy includes contributing our expertise and networks to maximise the impact of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021.

Centred around the conference, we're running a series of events and activities to explore academic research, policy analysis and diverse voices in addressing the current climate emergency.

News and commentary

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COP26 activities

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'COP26: we got this' podcast

This special edition podcast series prepares listeners for the ideas, issues and debates surrounding the pivotal 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26).

Each episode speaks with different experts from both Australia and the UK to capture every angle of the summit and address how nations can come together to act on climate change.

The series is hosted by Dr Megan Bowman, Director of the Climate Law and Governance Centre at King’s College London, and Dr Will Grant, Senior Lecturer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University (ANU).

It is produced by King’s College London and The Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions.

Find the full episode on Acast or through your preferred podcast provider by searching for 'COP26: we got this'.

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China Week 2021 (25-29 October)

The Lau China Institute is running a series of events on China, climate change and the environment. The series will act as a forum for discussion on China’s role in addressing the greatest global challenge of our time and will features special guests and leading China experts from the UK and across the globe. The audience will be a range of policy-makers, industry leaders, MPs and researchers with an interest in China’s environmental & climate change policies. Find out more

Gamification project on environmental security

The Environmental Security research group are working on a scenario-based game in the form of an app that will look at obstacles encountered by security officials at an operational-level such as emergency insurgency.

They are also developing is a role-play game centred on how we tackle the security implications of climate change at an institutional level. Players must step into the shoes of individuals and organisations from various sectors such as conservation and defence. Find out more

Brazilian voices on the road to COP26

Given the importance of Brazil's natural landscapes in regulating the planet's climate, this project captures the voices and critical perspectives of Brazilian society ahead of the next climate summit, COP26

Lead by the Environment, Energy and Sustainability research group and the King’s Brazil Institute, the project consists of a collection of video and blog entries by representatives from Brazilian civil society organisations, indigenous populations and experts in the field. Find out more



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COP26 Universities Network

King's is a member of the COP26 Universities Network – 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. The Network will create lasting partnerships and legacies that reach beyond this single event.

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