COP26: Are you paying attention?

As leaders from all over the world come together in Glasgow at the end of this month for COP26, the Cabot Institute for the Environment asks key environmentalists, what do we need to see happen at COP26 that we haven’t seen before?

Experts from the youth and justice movement, journalism and government delve into some of the biggest and most challenging climate questions for this year’s prestigious Cabot Institute Annual Lecture on Wednesday 20 October, 6 pm – 7.30 pm.

Chaired by Professor Paul Bates, Associate Director of the Cabot Institute and the University’s COP26 lead, panellists include:

  • Dr Mya-Rose Craig (Hon 2020), also known as Birdgirl, who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol last year aged just 17 for her remarkable contribution to climate action and diversity
  • Journalist Leo Hickman, Director and Editor of Carbon Brief
  • Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment and chair of the COP26 Universities Network.

This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from and ask questions to leading environmental experts ahead of COP26. Click here to find out more and book your place.

Cabot Conversations
You can also glean fascinating insights into some of the key issues impacting our planet through a new video and podcast series, Cabot Conversations. Exploring themes that are likely to surface at COP26, Cabot Conversations bring together two experts from different disciplines to discuss topics ranging from climate emergency to heatwaves and health. In each episode, a Bristol-based artist interprets the conversation for an interdisciplinary perspective on the climate emergency.

Hear surprising facts, stories, and advice for policymakers while watching art in the form of paintings, poetry, dance and illustration created in real time.

If you would like to make a valuable donation to the University’s environmental research, click here.

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