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COP26 reflections

A series of reflections from Leeds experts before, during, and following the climate summit.

COP26: A decade of decision

Professor Richard Beardsworth takes us through his thoughts on COP26, what was achieved and what will be done as a results?

Five things you need to know about the Glasgow Climate Pact

Professor Simon Lewis outlines the key points of the key agreement secured at COP26.

What impact will the youth climate movement have on COP26?

Dr Harriet Thew speaks to Al Jazeera's The Stream about the evolution and influence of the youth climate movement.

What happened at COP26 and what it means for the world

Professor Richard Beardsworth spoke to The Conversation Weekly podcast to share his views on the negotiations and what needs to happen now.

Experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

Professor Piers Forster offer his thoughts on the outcomes of this year’s UN climate summit, including the Glasgow Climate Pact.

Climate Resilient and Equitable Agricultural Transformation in Africa

Dr Stephen Whitfield considers the role of agriculture in the UNFCCC and highlights the work being done at Leeds.

Do COP26 promises keep global warming below 2C?

Professor Piers Forster and Dr Chris Smith analyse the numbers coming out of COP26.

Claims of COP26’s success have been unpicked

Professor Piers Forster explores the nuances of COP26 pledges, decisions, pacts and agreements.

What kind of cop, COP?

Dr Debbie Rosen joins the Den of Enquiry to explore how a sonnet can help us to ask questions about global warming - and what we can do about it. Ideal for young people.

The Global Methane Pledge needs to go further to help limit warming to 1.5C

Dr Chris Smith and Professor Piers Forster crunch the numbers behind one of the key pledges.

Searching for Food Systems Transformation at COP26

Dr Stephen Whitfield reflects on his experience of attending COP26 as a COP26 Fellow.

Climate innovation is critical to a just and resilient net-zero transition

Dr Shona Smith reflects on commitments announced on Science and Innovation Day at COP26 and the role of Priestley Centre research and expertise.

End Transport Inequality

Professor Greg Marsden speaks about clean, green transport with other podcast guests.

Think Global Act Local

Dr Debbie Rosen speaks to Chapel FM from COP26 for this episode that features scientists, politicians, climate activists and concerned citizens in Leeds and Glasgow.

Micro-grids are the next big thing

On Energy Day at COP26, Professor Jon Lovett articulates why micro-grids are the next big thing in energy transition infrastructure.

Hopes for the COP26 negotiations

We asked our COP26 delegation and the wider University community about their hopes and messages for the COP26 negotiations.

COP26 and the Cultural Relations of Climate Change

Dr Neil Crawford considers the place of culture in climate negotiations and action.

Here’s how the UK can keep up momentum on climate action

Professor Piers Forster considers how the UK can continue to drive progress following COP26.