COP26 at Aston University

COP26 will be hosted in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021. World leaders will unite in the UK to speak with experts (including experts from Aston University) to discuss how they can tackle climate change together.

There are four main objectives of COP26:

  • Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilise finance
  • Work together to deliver

At COP26 world leaders are looking to finalise the Paris Rulebook and also accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis through collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society.

Aston University and Climate Change:

We've been working hard with our research and projects to look at how we can make reduce the effects of climate change.

Click on the links below to see our experts, projects and research, latest news and watch our podcasts to keep you up-to-date with what we are doing.

Our sustainability experts are attending COP26

Our Supergen team is attending COP26 to promote our research and spark public debate on sustainable energy systems

Tackling climate change: why we need to commit resources across geographical and professional borders

Achieving our climate targets requires total transformation of our energy system

Our Carbon Management Plan

We have been working hard to also improve our own Carbon Management Plan and reduce our emissions. 
Read the plan for 2020/2021

In July, we announced a successful bid for a government grant of over £2 million to reduce our carbon emissions.

The £2.2m funding was awarded by the Phase 2 Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS). The scheme supports the public sector in taking a 'whole building' approach to decarbonising their estates. It puts the sector at the forefront of decarbonising buildings in the UK, placing it in a leadership role to create exemplar projects in communities that pave the way to help the country meet its carbon budgets and net zero commitments.

You can read the full story about how Aston University will be investing in the projects

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