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The University of York and COP26

Find out how we are contributing to the global summit.

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is a major climate change summit taking place in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021.

We are part of a growing community of universities, special interest groups, businesses, and others working together to tackle the climate change crisis. The University has Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Observer Status at the UNFCCC - the framework that underpins the COP26 summit and we are a member of the UK-based COP26 Universities Network. We’re sending a delegation of researchers to the event and contributing to policy briefs.

Find out about our climate change research, our plans for COP26 and how we are tackling climate change as an institution. You can also follow us on social media at the York Environmental Sustainability Institute @YESIUoY, #UoYCOP26 or sign up for the YESI newsletter to receive our latest COP26 updates.

Contact us

David Diston
If you have any questions about the University of York's involvement please contact David Diston, our designated COP26 central contact.
david.diston@york.ac.uk

Related links

We encourage our academic staff working on climate change-related fields to visit the COP26 Universities Network and submit their details to the database of climate expertise.

What is COP26?

Learn about COP26 and its key aims.

Our events

Explore our upcoming COP26 related events.

Our research

Our pioneering research addresses the five COP26 themes.

Our climate action plan

Find out how we are becoming a more sustainable University.

Meet our COP26 Fellow

Jessica Omukuti

'Making money go further: Scaling climate finance through local delivery'

Jessica is one of four COP26 Fellows who will support the international climate negotiations through the provision, synthesis, translation and interpretation of scientific evidence.

Jessica's work is focused on climate finance. She will conduct an analysis of the proportion of Green Climate Fund finance that is spent on local level adaptations in developing countries.

Read  about Jessica's fellowship

Jessica Omukuti - York's COP26 Fellow

COP26 Universities Network resources

The University of York is part of the COP26 Universities Network, a growing group of UK-based universities and research centres working together to deliver outcomes at the summit. The network is producing a series of briefings and podcasts in preparation for the summit.

A University-wide effort 

These institutes and departments are supporting our activities in the run-up to COP26. 

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Mailing list

Learn about our COP26 activities.

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Events

Explore our upcoming COP26 events.

See events

Twitter

Get the latest #UoYCOP26 updates.

Follow

Find an expert

Meet our climate change researchers.

Meet the team

Contact us

David Diston
If you have any questions about the University of York's involvement please contact David Diston, our designated COP26 central contact.
david.diston@york.ac.uk

Related links

We encourage our academic staff working on climate change-related fields to visit the COP26 Universities Network and submit their details to the database of climate expertise.