Sustainable UCL


COP27: Meet the UCL Delegation

02 November 2022, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

United Conference

We are inviting students from across UCL to learn about climate change negotiations such as the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP). Students will have the opportunity to discuss COP27 themes and share their views with UCL researchers who will be attending COP27 in November.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




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Egypt is hosting the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheik from 06 November to 18 November 2022. With so much climate action occurring globally this is one of the most important climate summits in history.

This event needs to change the course of the human story and our interaction with nature. Academic institutions such as UCL, play a critical role in influencing decision-makers to implement effective climate change policies. This year, a few of UCL's leading climate scientists will receive access to COP27. Join us to discuss the COP27 themes and share your views with the UCL delegation to take to Egypt. 

About the Speakers

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Professor of Natural Prosperity, Sustainable Development and Knowledge Systems at UCL

Jacqueline McGlade is currently Professor at the Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL and Strathmore University in Kenya, where she undertakes research focused on natural prosperity and the sustainable development goals. Her research encompasses the knowledge systems that express the dynamics of our planet, its ecosystems, geophysical processes and interactions that human societies have with the natural world to survive and prosper.

With previous experience at international climate negotiations, Jacqueline McGlade will be speaking about some of her insights into her experiences.

More about Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Xuan Zihan

at UCL

Xuan Zihan is a final year BSc PPE student at UCL, where he serves as the Youth Advisor to the UCL Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education (CCCSE). He currently interns at the UNFCCC under the capacity-building subdivision and leads speaker programming at the first ever Children & Youth Pavilion at COP27 Egypt.