Climate Action Unit


The Climate Action Unit & COP26

This page shows how the Climate Action Unit is involved with COP26 Glasgow from 31 Oct - 12 Nov. Below is a list of our activities and outputs at the conference.

Climate risk communications panel event (blue zone)

On Friday 5 November 4.30-5.30pm, Freya will participate in a panel event on climate risk communications, run by the COP26 Universities Network. She will be one of several panel members at the COP26 event, and will launch a new report from the Climate Action Unit: "Communicating climate risk: a handbook". The event, taking place in the Science Pavillion, can be watched via a livestream on the Met Office YouTube channel.

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Watch the event

Policy Pathways: from climate risk to policy action (online platform)

Over several weeks around COP, Kris & Lucy will be running 10 online sessions of Policy Pathways, an interactive scenario tool to explore the policy levers which policymakers can pull to accelerate the transition to net zero. The scenario tool has been developed together with Chatham House (as part of the UK China Collaboration on Climate Change Risk Assessment) and digital studio Fast Familiar. Many of these events are open to all - please click the button above to sign up. Policymakers can get in touch via climateactionunit@ucl.ac.uk to enquire about invite-only sessions.

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Net Zero Innovation Programme nomination for the Climate Cup Challenge (green zone)

The Net Zero Innovation Programme, which the Climate Action Unit delivers together with UCL Public Policy and the Local Government Association, has been selected as 1 of 12 finalists for the Climate Cup Challenge. The organisers of the challenge will release information about the final on 19 October. The final where the winner will be selected, will take place in the Green Zone at COP26 on Wednesday 10 November 6-9pm. Tickets can be booked on the official Green Zone platform.

Policy Pathways: reporting results (Chatham House online conference platform)

On Thursday 11 November 3-4.30pm, Kris & Lucy will run an online event on Chatham House’s COP26 conference platform about Policy Pathways. In the session, we will report results of the 10 sessions conducted with policymakers during the first week of COP26, and explore the consequences for accelerating the delivery of climate policy. Event details will be released imminently via Chatham House’s COP26 event diary.

Do What You Must interactive session (green zone)

On Friday 12 November (at 12.30pm and 3.30pm), Kris, together with digital studio Fast Familiar, will deliver two sessions of Do What You Must - an interactive scenario to explore climate risk considerations for business decision making. Tickets can be booked on the official Green Zone platform.