From steaming swamp to blanket bog: peatlands in action

St Andrews Botanic Gardens

Come on a journey through Peru’s tropical peatlands… From this August (2021), you’ll be able to explore Peru’s steaming swamps through this virtual gallery … or in person in the beautiful surroundings of the St Andrews Botanic Gardens. The exhibition will be exploring three key themes: Ecosystems – highlighting the “ecosystem engineers” responsible for storing carbon below…

Art of Energy virtual gallery 2021


This redesigned gallery space includes exhibits organized by University of St Andrews researchers Bridget Bradley, Lydia Cole, Leyla Sayfutdinova, Sneh Jain, Victoria Donovan, and Gordon Hastie. From eco warriors to hydrogen trains, and from how energy is remembered to peat swamps and tidal turbines, these new exhibits highlight how creative collaborations can help researchers engage…

Dive In! Protecting Our Ocean

Wardlaw Museum

Dive In! explores the wonders of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and the actions that you can take to help save it. Life depends on the ocean. It provides food, protection and a place to live. It supports our wellbeing and cultural heritage. It is the world’s largest store of carbon, produces the oxygen we breathe and regulates our climate. As a result of human actions, our ocean is under threat.…

Energy Ethics 2021: Energy Transitions & Planetary Futures

Online event

Energy demand is growing, while urgent calls to reduce and mitigate the environmental impact of carbon emissions are intensifying. Transitioning our societies to low-carbon economies seems both inevitable and essential to planetary survival. In the lead-up to COP26, the Centre for Energy Ethics is hosting a virtual conference to reflect carefully and critically on envisioned…

Next Generation St Andrews – a student-led speakers series

Join us at Next Generation St Andrews, our student-organised COP26 speakers series, to hear from a fantastic line-up of climate-related experts. Our confirmed speakers so far include:   October 25th 6pm  Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge  An engineer with an interest in climate change adaption and mitigation and a low carbon economy. The Vice-Chair of…


Building Carbon Literacy for Accounting and Finance

Online event

Join academics and professionals to discuss the contribution of accounting and finance to achieving net-zero carbon ambitions. The climate emergency requires institutions and professionals that are equipped to understand, assess and contribute to climate action to achieve net-zero carbon ambitions. Decisions must be informed by a robust and meaningful evaluation of their carbon consequences, resource…

Power to the people – St Andrews’ journey to net-zero and the future of energy

Medical Sciences Building, Medical Booth Lecture Theatre North HaughSt Andrews,

Have you heard about the University of St Andrews' ambitious goal to be net zero by 2035? Join us to discover how we plan to achieve this essential objective and find out more about the emerging technologies that will get us there. The first hour will take a deep dive into St Andrews' net zero plans and…


Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change: Perspectives from Religion and Politics

Online event

The Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics (CSRP) of the University of St Andrews is hosting an international conference to address the theme of the COP26 in relation to religion and politics. This year, the conference will be hosted together with Scholars at the Peripheries (a group of scholars from the Global South),…

St Andrews alumni in green careers

Medical Sciences Building, Medical Booth Lecture Theatre North HaughSt Andrews,

Has COP26 inspired you to work in an environmental or sustainability related field after you graduate? Come along to our panel discussion and meet some St Andrews graduates who have done just that! Find out more about how they approached their careers and discover what it takes to work for a better future. Our speakers…

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)


The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will take place in Glasgow in November. The decisions made at this event will be a pivotal point in our fight against the devastation of climate change. The University of St Andrews has been awarded the title of Observer Organisation for COP26 and will have…

#COP26Conversations – Green St Andrews

Online event

The St Andrews Preservation Trust is delighted to be hosting a short series of presentations online to highlight the important work some local organisations are doing to tackle climate change, and the challenges faced locally in an ever-urgent climate emergency. Each speaker will give a short presentation before we have a panel discussion and audience…

Edinburgh to Glasgow Pedal on COP26

Meadows Compass

Spend a day cycling the 45 miles from Edinburgh to COP26 in Glasgow (or join at an intermediate station on route) to demand a better future!