Getting Involved

The University of St Andrews is working towards maximising student and staff involvement in the run up to and during COP26 in November.

COP26 at St Andrews

Speakers Event

Montague Jones, the COP26 Discussions Project Coordinator, conducted a survey to find out what students would like to learn from the conference.

The three dominant topics students wanted to learn more about were alternative energy sources, environmental justice and carbon management.

Read the full COP26 University of St Andrews Environmental Discussions Survey Report.

Based on the results, a series of speaker events has been planned for students to participate in. See more information here.

Mock COP

The Centre for Energy and Ethics has collaborated with the St Andrews Model United Nations Society to host a mock COP event for honours and postgraduate students. It will re-create COP26 negotiations and provide a unique insight into the ways in which the UN Conferences of Parties (COPs) work.

To take part in the event, please e-mail Dr Emilka Skrzypek with an expression of interest. Email address: ees7@st-andrews.ac.uk

Key Opportunities

There are multiple events and competitions taking place in the run-up to COP26. Watch this space for regular updates and additions and keep tabs on the events calendar for dates and deadlines. Some opportunities might be student only or staff only, this will be clearly mentioned if relevant.

‘Big five for Fife’ – what simple changes can you make to live more sustainably?

COY16 The UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY) is an event under the banner of YOUNGO – The Official Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COY serves as a space for capacity building and policy training, in order to prepare young people for their participation at COP.

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