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Look through our COP26 resources below and find out more about the global significance of this event.

What is COP and why does it matter?

Leeds researchers offer an overview of the UNFCCC, COP, and the role Leeds can play in the run up to COP26.

Climate Change: why it matters and what needs to be done

This animation explains the science behind climate change, the impact that climate change is having, and what can be done about it.

Connecting Voices for Climate Action

Recordings from our week of events that focused on climate action across different scales and collaboration amongst a range of stakeholders.

The role of universities on the road to COP26

Read our blog that was first published by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit.

Pre-COP26 briefing notes on 1.5°C

Pre-COP26 briefing notes on how likely we are to stay within 1.5°C of warming and what we mean by a 1.5°C pathway.

Stepping up ambition ahead of COP26

Dr Martin Frick from the UNFCCC outlines the role that researchers can play in raising the ambition for climate action in the lead up to COP26.

The leadership challenge of COP26

An article from Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of School - School of Politics and International Studies. Published by Open Access Government.

Researcher Engagement with COP26

RINGO Co-Focal Point Tracy Bach highlights how researchers can most effectively engage in the UN climate change negotiations.

Online learning

Short online courses covering topics of climate change, sustainability and environmental management for learners of all ages.

COP26 and the Cultural Relations of Climate Change

A blog post by Dr Neil Crawford from the School of Geography, and Dr Michael Mikulewicz of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Young people on the international climate stage

In the run up to COP26, PhD researcher Anne Sietsma tells us why the Global Conference of Youth (COY) is so important, and how you can get your voice heard at COP26.

Towards COP27: Climate leadership, the UK presidency and the Russian dilema

Richard Beardsworth examines the UK's presidency in the run-up to COP27 in Egypt and the implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine for political leadership on climate.