Connected for COP26

Working together to combat climate change

The Science Council is celebrating and recognising the collaborative effort of our members to address issues surrounding climate change in our latest Connected for COP26 Campaign.

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

In the lead up to COP26, held for the first time in the UK this November, we’ve put together stories from a variety of disciplines to showcase the outstanding contribution of scientists and science technicians working on the latest research for a greener future.

What is COP26?

COP26 represents the 26th conference of the parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held at Glasgow in November 2021.

To keep the temperature of the planet under control – limiting climate increase to 1.5 degrees requires us to be producing less carbon than we take out of the atmosphere – this is what reaching ‘net zero’ means.

COP26 will represent a pivotal moment for world leaders to generate the next steps towards protecting and restoring critical ecosystems and transitioning to more sustainable ways of life.

The conference will focus broadly on four main goals:

  • Securing global net zero
  • Adapting to protect communities and habitats
  • Mobilising finance
  • Working together

The Science Council has put together a blog series, celebrating the work of members from a variety of disciplines and showcasing their efforts to address climate change in recognition to each of the four goals. Click here to read the full series.

Want to get more connected to COP?

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Read the stories

Our blog series #Connected4COP26 showcases how scientists are contributing to the COP26 goals and to global climate change mitigation efforts.

Click on a goal to find out more and to read the stories:

Securing global net zero
Adapting to protect communities and habitats
Mobilising finance

Ahead of COP26, we must work to unleash the trillions in private finance that are needed to power us towards net zero by the middle of the century. To do this, every financial decision needs to take climate into account.

Read our blog posts relating to financial decisions and climate change.

Working together

We can only rise to the challenge of climate change by working together. Hear more stories from our member scientists.

Read our blog posts relating to collaboration and working together to solve climate change: