UCL's COP27 team
Prof Mark Maslin
"The most important thing you can do to help save our planet is talk about the climate crisis. By talking, we find like-minded people, and together we will find the solutions."
Prof Jacquie McGlade
Carbon and Biodiversity Expert
"Unleashing the massive power of healthy soils and ecosystems to store carbon by shifting to regenerative farming practices and nature-based solutions underpinned by accurate data and evidence from the field.."
Prof Mariana Mazzucato
Economics of Innovation and Public Value
"To mobilise investment on the scale required to deliver a just transition to net zero, states must go beyond market-fixing and de-risking to embrace their role as market shapers. This means shaping financial markets to align with decarbonatization goals and prevent greenwashing, directing public finance towards these goals as investors of first resort (not just lenders of last resort), and designing public-private partnerships and contracts to align with these goals and better share risks and rewards."
Dr Marina Romanello
Climate change and health expert, and Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown
"Although the health impacts of climate change are rapidly increasing, by putting health at the centre of an aligned response, we can and still deliver healthy, safe future for all."
Prof Priti Parikh
Infrastructure for Resource Challenged Settings
"Clean technologies by itself will not solve the climate crisis. Just pathways for clean energy transitions in marginalised communities requires building financial resilience, gender inclusive solutions and improved understanding of socio-cultural factors."
Prof Richard Taylor
Water and Climate Adaptation
"My research shows groundwater to be naturally resilient to climate change in the tropics and informs adaptive solutions in low-income countries to food and water security, and climate justice."
Prof Lisa Vanhala
Climate Change Governance
"My research supports policy-makers at the UN and national level to think about how best to respond to the negative impacts of climate change, also known as climate change loss and damage."
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Dr Virginie Le Masson
Social inequalities and environmental risks
"By studying social inequalities, one can examine why some populations are more likely to suffer from environmental degradation than others, and how power imbalances influence policy response (or lack of) to climate change."
Prof Delanjathan Devakumar
Child health, in particular with regards to the impact of violence, racism, air pollution, etc
"The impact of climate changes falls on minoritised communities. We try to give voices to the people who are usually not heard."
Dr Simon Chin-Yee
Climate Policy, African Politics and Global Governance
"My current research focuses on climate justice in Africa. I examine climate policy formulation at the global and national level. I also look at the decarbonisation of the maritime sector in Eastern and Southern Africa."
Promoter of climate and health justice
"Climate justice is health justice, climate justice is racial justice. My work endeavours to collaboratively imbue anti-oppressive approaches and values into climate and health adaptation strategies focusing on minoritised communities."
Dr Kate Greer
Researcher in environmental and climate change education
"My research investigates why climate change and environmental education continue to be marginalised in policy and practice, despite it being well recognised that education plays a crucial role in society’s response to the climate and environmental crisis."
Life cycle assessment and system thinking
"My research supports decision and policy-making by i) developing strategies that can reduce climate and environmental impacts of technologies and product, and ii) by identifying environmentally advantageous alternatives."
Assistant Director (Project Development and Management) & Head of European Research and Innovation
"Ethics has a central role to play in interprofessional collaborations and increasing awareness can act as a catalyst for progress of climate change and Grand Challenges projects."
Prof Simon Lewis
Global carbon cycle; tropical forests; deforestation; climate change; nature-based solutions; restoration.
"Led the mapping and discovery of the world’s largest tropical peatland in 2017, in the centre of the Congo Basin, which stores 30 billion tonnes of carbon (equivalent to 3 yrs of fossil fuel emissions; Dargie et al. 2017, Nature). Led long-term monitoring from tropical forests, showing they are a globally significant long-term carbon sink; then in 2020 showed that this sink capacity is saturating (Hubau et al. 2020 Nature)."
Climate litigation, climate justice
"My research shows how climate litigation moves forward political discussions about climate change. Climate litigation is a response to political failure."
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Dr Tristan Smith
Decarbonisation of shipping
"Shipping accounts for 2-3% of our CO2 emissions, and is due to grow. We work on estimating the role of efficiency, wind, hydrogen as solutions. As well as the industry and policy changes needed to drive their uptake."
Dr Abi Deivanayagam
Racism, extractive industries and health
"Racism kills and climate change kills. Together they interact and devastate the minoritised people’s lives everywhere. We must change the systems that make us sick, led by historically silenced voices."
UCL students attending COP27 independently
AI for Climate Change
"AI is a powerful tool for complex problems, and where there are opportunities to apply it to climate change, it’s vital to enable interdisciplinary collaboration and create detailed implementation plans that are actionable, safe, and responsible."
COP27 Children & Youth Pavilion Speakers Lead
"Our COP27 Global Youth Statement highlights the key demands and proposals of young people in this era of implementation, in order to deliver on the promises of Paris and Glasgow."
3rd year BASc student / youth lead in climate adaptation policy
"At the negotiation tables, promote for science equity, technological innovation and in particular youth mainstreaming within the Global Goal on Adaptation and Loss and Damage."
Arctic Climate Change
"The Arctic is warming at three times the global average, and its ice is melting. I use state-of-the-art satellite data to inform politicians and the public about the emerging Arctic crisis."
"My research contributes directly to policy discourses on urban climate governance. It measures the impact of co-productive climate policy development processes, and the implications at the local level."