UN Climate Change Conference
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In a year of accelerating climate extremes and energy security crises, international collaboration to drive forward climate action has never been more essential – especially as the world is still far off track to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), hosted in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt in November 2022, saw countries come together to agree progress on the Paris Agreement through action on climate finance; implementing emissions reductions pledges; and enabling adaptation to the harms caused by climate change, in particular for those countries and communities that are most vulnerable.
Our Imperial academic community mobilised collective expertise to provide evidence for ambitious action at COP27. Read their reflections on the outcome of the conference here.
COP27 side event
The Role of Early Warning, Anticipatory Action & Effective Communication for Resilience Building
14 November, 15:00 EET (13:00 GMT), in person at COP27, and live streamed
The Grantham Institute co-hosts an event that will explore what early warning, anticipatory actions and effective communication for resilience and adaptation looks like in Eastern Africa, and how decision makers at various levels, including communities, can be engaged in the production of climate services and disaster risk management. Find out more about the event.
UK Pavilion side event
Co-benefits and trade-offs of climate action: uncovering new incentives for early climate action
10 November, 15:00 EET (13:00 GMT), in person at the UK Pavilion, COP27, and live-streamed
The Met Office hosts a discussion at the UK Pavilion about the co-benefits of climate action, covering the trade-offs of different mitigation and adaptation interventions in the context of current societal challenges. Speakers include the Grantham Institute's Director of Policy and Translation Alyssa Gilbert. Dr Neil Jennings and Dr Richard Carmichael will share pre-recorded talks. The event will be live-streamed on the UK Government YouTube channel.
UK Universities Climate Network
The UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN) is a growing group over 80 UK-based universities and research centres working together to deliver a low carbon, resilient world. Co-ordinated by the Grantham Institute, the network enables collaboration across the UK academic sector to advance climate action nationally and internationally. Find out more about the UUCN activities and members.
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Imperial voices on climate and environment
Dr Gbemi Oluleye, Imperial College Research Fellow
Dr Gbemi Oluleye discusses cutting emissions from industrial sectors.
Dr Gbemi Oluleye, Imperial College Research Fellow, discusses her research on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sectors.
Dr Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research at Grantham Institute
Dr Joeri Rogelj discusses how his research helps to inform international climate targets.
Dr Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research at the Grantham Institute, discusses how his research helps to inform international climate targets to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Dr Bonnie Waring, Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute
Dr Bonnie Waring discusses the carbon cycle and how far forests can help tackle climate change.
Dr Bonnie Waring, Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute, discusses her research on the carbon cycle and how far nature-based solutions like tree planting can be effective in helping to tackle climate change.
Dr Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer at Imperial
Dr Billy Wu discusses his research on electric cars and batteries.
Dr Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, discusses his research on electric cars and batteries, and how developments in this field can help to cut carbon emissions from transport.
Dr Madeleine Morris, Research Associate at the Grantham Inst
Dr Madeleine Morris discusses her research on the policy and regulation of the energy system.
Dr Madeleine Morris, Research Associate at the Grantham Institute, discusses her research on whether the policies, regulations and market structures of today's energy system are fit for purpose for a future energy system that fits into a net-zero world.
Naveed Chaudhry, Accelerator Lead at the Grantham Institute
Naveed Chaudhry on the role of entrepreneurs and startups in tackling climate change.
Naveed Chaudhry, Accelerator Lead at the Grantham Institute, discusses the role of entrepreneurs and startups in tackling climate change, and how innovation can help create a cleaner, greener future.
Dr Mirabelle Muûls, Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr Mirabelle Muûls discusses her research on the economics of climate change.
Dr Mirabelle Muûls, Assistant Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, discusses her research on the economics of climate change and the impact of climate change on businesses.
Dr Ana Mijic, Senior Lecturer in Water Systems Analysis
Dr Ana Mijic discusses the water cycle, sustainable development and nature-based solutions.
Dr Ana Mijic, Senior Lecturer in Water Systems Analysis and Co-Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation, discusses her research on the water cycle, sustainable development and nature-based solutions.
Dr Oytun Babacan, Imperial College Research Fellow
Dr Oytun Babacan on low-carbon technologies and how to integrate them into existing infrastrure.
Dr Oytun Babacan, Imperial College Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute, discusses his research on low-carbon energy technologies and how to integrate emerging technologies into existing infrastructure.