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RINGO and You: Researcher Engagement with COP26

Wednesday 16 September 2020, 12:00 - 13:00 (BST)
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The UN climate change negotiations rely on relevant and current climate research in the sciences and humanities to move the negotiations forward toward an effective outcome. But how can researchers navigate the complex UNFCCC process to ensure their research is available for parties and non-party stakeholders to draw on?

The Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGO) is an observer constituency to the UNFCCC that comprises academic institutions (including the University of Leeds), independent think tanks, and other NGOs involved in research and analysis. While RINGO does not take positions on specific negotiation items, it does advocate for a process that is evidence-based and grounded in sound physical and social science. As one way to accomplish this goal, RINGO helps its members navigate the negotiations and best place their research at COPs and other technical meetings throughout the year.

In this webinar, RINGO Co-Focal Point Tracy Bach will provide an overview of the constituency and its role in the UNFCCC process, explore the place of research in the negotiations, and highlight how researchers can most effectively engage in them. She will also outline additional opportunities in the run up to COP26, given its delay until 2021.

Tracy Bach is a Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a lawyer and law professor who teaches and publishes on climate change, international environmental law and human rights, and health care and environmental health law.

Catch up with our previous webinars on the COP26 page

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