The COP26 Universities Network

The University of St Andrews is proud to be part of the COP26 Universities Network, a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the COP26 Climate Change Conference.

The Network’s mission is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays our role in delivering a successful COP26, getting all players on track to deliver a low-carbon, resilient world. We aim to do so by easing access to evidence and academic expertise for COP26 for government, NGOs, and other actors, and by taking action ourselves.

Join the Network’s Climate Change Experts

Are you a climate or sustainability researcher who is interested in engaging with the network? Sign up here on the COP26 Universities Network website.

Read the latest briefing papers

The COP26 Universities Network publishes regular briefing papers based on the key themes that will be negotiated during the conference in November. The following papers have been published so far:

Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change, People and Biodiversity

Destination Net Zero: Setting and Delivering Ambitious, Credible Targets

Carbon Offsetting for UK Higher and Further Education

Just Transition: Pathways to Socially Inclusive Decarbonisation

A Net-Zero Emissions Economic Recovery from Covid-19