COP26 events and attendance In 'COP26' Climate change and educationClimate PublicationsFind an expertOur researchUniversity of Birmingham and COP26What are we doing on Climate Change?COP26 events and attendanceResearch news Back to 'Research' 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. 20Oct COP 26 Roundtables DatesWednesday 20 October (13:00) - Wednesday 17 November 2021 (15:00)LocationOnlineDescriptionCOP 26 roundtable discussions chaired by Professor Aleks Cavoski 28Oct Enhancing Groundwater Sustainability for Climate Resilience - China Institute Li Siguang Lecture 2021 DatesThursday 28 October 2021 (13:00-14:00)LocationYoutubeDescriptionProfessor Yan Zheng, Chair Professor, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, SUSTech will deliver our 2021 Li Siguang Lecture "Enhancing Groundwater Sustainability for Climate Resilience". 4Nov In a world of "fast-fashion" is sustainable retail possible or desirable? DatesThursday 4 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)Locationonline eventDescriptionIn this session our panel of international experts will discuss with the public whether in a world of fast fashion, is sustainable retail possible or even desired by consumers? 9Nov Late Night Exchange: COP26 DatesTuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-21:00)LocationThe Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DRDescriptionWhile 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. 9Nov Late-Night Exchange: COP26 DatesTuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)LocationOnline and in-person at The ExchangeDescriptionHeld 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. 11Nov Decarbonising Transport: How do we work together to make an impact? DatesThursday 11 November 2021 (19:00-20:00)Locationonline eventDescriptionThe event will explore the opportunities and challenges we face and the strategies we can employ to make sustainable transport a reality. 19Nov Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution DatesFriday 19 November 2021 (14:00-16:30)LocationOn campusDescriptionThis 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. 23Nov Framing Climate Change: What inspires us to care? DatesTuesday 23 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)Locationonline eventDescriptionThis 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. 24Nov Climate change and criminality DatesWednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-20:00)Locationonline eventDescriptionA 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. 6Dec BEI Guest Lecture: Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Climate Change Committee DatesMonday 6 December 2021 (14:00-15:00)LocationZoom webinarDescriptionChris Stark is the Chief Executive of the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC), the independent authority on tackling climate change under the UK's Climate Change Act.