COP25: The realities of being at COP

COP25: The realities of being at COP

Written by Carys Cunningham

Written by Carys Cunningham

COP25: What the ITMO! Can we rely on Article 6 to reduce global carbon emissions?

COP25: What the ITMO! Can we rely on Article 6 to reduce global carbon emissions?

Written by James Fallon

Written by James Fallon

COP25: Could climate change be the catalyst we need for social reform?

COP25: Could climate change be the catalyst we need for social reform?

Written by Gwyneth Matthews

Written by Gwyneth Matthews

COP25: The COP of inaction

COP25: The COP of inaction

Written by William Rickard

Written by William Rickard

COP25: Ecofeminism and COP

COP25: Ecofeminism and COP

Written by Gabby Powell

Written by Gabby Powell

COP25: “A menace with hope”: Reconsidering the role of water in climate resilience

COP25: “A menace with hope”: Reconsidering the role of water in climate resilience

Written by Wilson Chan

Written by Wilson Chan

COP24: Communicating climate change: righting past wrongs

COP24: Communicating climate change: righting past wrongs

Written by Elena Saggioro

Each viable option to limit to 1.5 C requires everyone’s engagement, but how do we do this? How do we reach all the many people still unaware or uninterested?

COP24: In trees we trust...

COP24: In trees we trust...

Written by Rachael Thornley

A wealthy country like the UK spends less than 1% of GDP on conservation of our environment in the broadest sense. Imagine, if just in one year we were to spend 10% of GDP on environmental programmes what a massive difference this would make.

COP24: Veggie is the future

COP24: Veggie is the future

Written by Rachael Thornley

Global meat consumption has risen by nearly a quarter in the last decade and is expected to continue to rise as developing countries adopt more affluent countries’ dominant eating patterns, heavy in meat and dairy. This is a worrying trend as the meat industry is responsible for 70% of rainforest destruction and the emission of 7.1 Gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per annum, which equates to 14.5% of total global emissions.

COP24: Gender Equality for Climate Change

COP24: Gender Equality for Climate Change

Written by Nerea Ferrando Jorge

A changing climate effects everyone, but it’s the world’s poorest and those in vulnerable situations who are disproportionately impacted. This is especially marked for women and girls living in developing countries as they suffer more from extreme weather conditions because they tend to work in the agricultural sector, collecting firewood and water for their families.

COP24: What will ‘Brexit’ mean for climate change negotiations?

COP24: What will ‘Brexit’ mean for climate change negotiations?

Written by Will Gibb

Climate change is a long-term issue that must be addressed with long-term policies. As the UK enters unchartered territory, it is extremely important that COP24 provides a platform to help the UK public understand the uncertainty and complexity which Brexit poses for climate negotiations.

COP24: #ScienceforAction

COP24: #ScienceforAction

Written by Giulia Carigi

What is the role of the scientific community in Climate Action? Should we just be providing facts and figures to decision makers, or should we also be taking further steps to enhance understanding in their communities and on the international stage to put research into practice?

COP24: What role should finance play in Katowice?

COP24: What role should finance play in Katowice?

Written by Will Gibb

Finance issues are set to take centre stage in Katowice: one of the key desired outcomes of COP24 is ensuring increasingly just and equitable access to climate finance. However why is it taking a conference for institutions to make these landmark gestures?

COP23: Robot Conversations

COP23: Robot Conversations

Written by Gilka da Silva

There will always be challenges in the technology sector, and the need to keep pace with new developments or consumer demand is relentless. We must continue to strive to find new ways of making this work for all, irrespective of global location.

COP23: Child right is significant in the face of Climate Change

COP23: Child right is significant in the face of Climate Change

Written by Shahrina Rahman

Children and young people are the most energetic, ambitious, passionate and creative group. If we can utilise at least some of this to help in the discussions surrounding climate change, then surely our ‘solutions’ will be more effective and sustainable.

COP23: Reflections on my first COP

COP23: Reflections on my first COP

Written by Helen Griffith

I have found the extent of topics and issues discussed during the event quite humbling; it has made me realise that my work only fits in to one small part of a much greater whole

COP23: The future is in the forest

COP23: The future is in the forest

Written by James Hill

The trail ahead is bumpy and obstructed by felled logs, but there is reason for optimism and this is truly a challenge worthy of great forest scientists

COP23: Is flying people half-way round the world really the best way to tackle climate change?

COP23: Is flying people half-way round the world really the best way to tackle climate change?

Written by Dominic Jones

Events like COP are undoubtedly key in the global fight to tackle climate change, however, there is a certain irony to the presence of thousands of delegates flown in from all around the world at a conference on climate change.

COP23: No sustainability without development

COP23: No sustainability without development

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COP23: A day of demonstrations

COP23: A day of demonstrations

Written by Sally Woodhouse

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COP23: Day 4 'on the ground': planning and process

COP23: Day 4 'on the ground': planning and process

Written by Ben Thomas

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COP23: Global Equity - Who Owes What?

COP23: Global Equity - Who Owes What?

Written by Dominic Jones

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COP23: A morning in the Bula Zone

COP23: A morning in the Bula Zone

Written by Sally Woodhouse

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COP23: Influencing Policy in a Practical Sense

COP23: Influencing Policy in a Practical Sense

Written by Dominic Jones

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Day two of COP23 in Bonn

Day two of COP23 in Bonn

Written by Ben Thomas

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COP23: Achieving a just transition

COP23: Achieving a just transition

Written by Dominic Jones

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COP23: A first experience of COP

COP23: A first experience of COP

Written by Sally Woodhouse

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COP23 Procedural Problems in the Plenary…

COP23 Procedural Problems in the Plenary…

Written by Danny Waite

COP23 Day 1

Day 6 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Day 6 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Written by Walker Institute

MARRAKECH UPDATE

Day 5 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Day 5 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Written by Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib

MARRAKECH UPDATE

Day 5 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Day 5 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Written by Sandra Hansen

UNIVERSITY OF READING PERSPECTIVE

Day 4 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Day 4 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Written by Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib

Marrakech Update

Day 4 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Day 4 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Written by Jacob Maddison

UNIVERSITY OF READING PERSPECTIVE

Day 3 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Day 3 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Written by Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib

Marrakech Update

Day 3 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Day 3 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Written by Walker Institute

Farmers Day at COP22. Session: Role of Farmers in the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

Day 2 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Day 2 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Written by Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib

COPCAS Day 2 COP22

Day 2 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Day 2 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Written by Joseph Taylor

Day 2 of COP22

Day 1 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Day 1 Blog: COP22 - Marrakech Update

Written by Caroline Dunning and Joshua Talib

“The Paris Agreement freed Climate Research”

Day 1 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Day 1 Blog: COP22: UoR Perspective

Written by Walker Institute

Check out our introduction to COP22