Revisit the highlights from Climate Exp0 2021
Several York academics took part in the recent Climate Exp0 2021, a showcase research event held in the run up to the COP26 climate change conference in November.
Climate Exp0 was the first conference organised by the COP26 Universities Network, a growing group of UK-based universities - including the University of York - working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from COP26.
A few months prior to the COP26 conference itself, the Climate Exp0 conference showcased the latest thinking around five key themes.
Alongside policymakers, practitioners and students, Professor Rob Marchant chaired a series of sessions on the Adaptation and Resilience and Nature-based Solutions day. Professor Lindsay Stringer and Dr Jessica Thorn from our Department of Environment and Geography and Professor Jane Hill from our Department of Biology presented research insights and joined discussions around climate adaptation and resilience, nature-based solutions, mitigation solutions and green recovery.
York’s COP26 Fellow Dr Jessica Omukuti also discussed her research which asks critical questions about the amount of Green Climate Fund finance spent on local-level adaptations in developing countries.
Professor Rob Marchant said: “It was great to be part of this global event which brought together science and policy to explore some of the most critical questions of our time. With some 6500 participants from 140 countries this event helped to raise awareness of the key issues we face and provide the evidence needed to make informed decisions at COP26.”
Watch the highlights and visit the speaker’s presentations on the Climate Exp0 website.