COP26 events and attendance

Find out what COP26 related events are being held at the University of Birmingham, and how our academics will be part of the event. 

  • The University of Birmingham has been given 'provisional observer status', which will allow us to nominate delegates to attend COP26.
  • A number of research projects and partnerships from the University of Birmingham will be on display at the event.
  • HydroFLEX - the hydrogen-fuelled train developed by the University’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) in partnership with rolling stock owner and asset manager, Porterbrook - will be showcased at COP26
  • In addition, we are a member of the UK-based COP26 Universities Network. The Network aims to create lasting partnerships and legacies that reach beyond this single event. 
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20Oct

COP 26 Roundtables

Dates
Wednesday 20 October (13:00) - Wednesday 17 November 2021 (15:00)
Location
Online
Description
COP 26 roundtable discussions chaired by Professor Aleks Cavoski
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9Nov

Late Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
While the leaders of the world meet in the UK for COP26, the University of Birmingham will host an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on this global and local threat.
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9Nov

Late-Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Online and in-person at The Exchange
Description
Held at The Exchange in the heart of Birmingham, this event will consider climate change and action from multiple angles, connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate.
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19Nov

Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (14:00-16:30)
Location
On campus
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
Framing Climate Change
23Nov

Framing Climate Change: What inspires us to care?

Dates
Tuesday 23 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
Climate change and criminality
24Nov

Climate change and criminality

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-20:00)
Location
online event
Description
A significantly under-focused impact of global warming is the direct and indirect impacts it will have on criminal behaviour. Speakers for this webinar include Prof Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Prof Francis Pope.