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Energy and Environment Institute at COP26

UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow 31 Oct – 12 Nov 2021

The UK hosts the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

An Energy and Environment Institute team are leading various participatory events with the aim of communicating climate change impacts and mitigations.

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COP26 Events

On Campus Events

 

05/11/2021 Noon - 2pm

Live Streaming of ‘On the Edge’

Middleton Hall, University of Hull campus

A live streaming of the National Youth Theatre performance, enabling staff, students and the public to experience this exciting COP26 event.

Following exploratory workshops with Energy and Environment Institute researchers, young people from NYT’s national network present On The Edge.  An exploration of young people’s eco-anxiety in the face of climate uncertainty through a performance of spoken word, poetry, music and short film. 

Please book for this event via our eventbrite page.

Prefer to watch from home? Follow this link for the live stream on youtube

 
Live Events at COP26

Events in the Cop26 Green Zone

Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, UK

 

02/11/2021 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SuDSi - engaging communities with flood risk management

COP26 Universities Stand, Green Zone

Hiatt Jackson from our Flood Innovation Centre is taking an interactive exhibit - the SuDS Interactor - designed to help participants explore and understand Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). These are a tool that can be used by individuals and wider society to help manage the flow of water in our communities and help mitigate increased flood risks caused by climate change.

 

03/11/2021 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Mytopia - green city builder

COP26 Universities Stand, Green Zone

A visually attractive, fun and thought-provoking online simulation game that enables players to build a “green city". Originally created as part of The Waterline, a partnership between the University of Hull and Marketing Humber.


05/11/2021  12.30pm - 2pm

National Youth Theatre present 'On the Edge'

Tower Base South, Green Zone

Following exploratory workshops with Energy and Environment Institute researchers, young people from NYT’s national network present On The Edge.  An exploration of young people’s eco-anxiety in the face of climate uncertainty through a performance of spoken word, poetry, music and short film. 

The performance will also be live streamed to Middleton Hall at the University of Hull, as well as via social media channels.  Click here to watch.  

 

 

05/11/2021 3.40pm - 5pm

Crabby's Reef: Exploring Ocean Acidification

COP26 Universities Stand, Green Zone

Dr Christina Roggatz will help participants understand the hidden effects of climate change on our oceans through gaming. Crabby’s Reef cleverly represents how living in a future ocean might feel for marine life.

Can't make it to COP26? Click to access the Crabby's Reef game

 

Hybrid Events

 

31/10 - 12/11/2021

Strathclyde University Innovation Showcase – Images of innovation

Ramshorn Theatre (Green Zone) and throughout the Green Zone

Or View Online

An exhibition curated by Strathclyde University of behalf of the COP26 Universities Network to demonstrate the range of climate change innovation in UK academia. 

A number of EEI and University of Hull projects are included:

  • Hedgerows or climate change heroes? from Josh Wolstenholme
  • Vanishing landscapes from Dr Roberto Fernandez
  • Refuel: Next generation solid fuels from Dr Martin Taylor as part of the THYME Project
  • A greener future for transport from Dr Xuebin Ke as part of the THYME Project
  • Masters of cool, or cooling! from Dr Zishang Zhu, of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies

 

Online Events

 

08/11/21

UKRI showcase: Can films save the planet?

Katie Parsons will speak at this UKRI virtual event, which showcases the latest climate-related research films. She will be speaking about her award-shortlisted film INSECURE, alongside two other nominees in this online panel discussion.  She will discuss the power of storytelling through film to drive behaviour change; and the role of arts and humanities research in helping us to understand and tackle the complex human factors connected to climate change.

Follow this link to book your place.

 

COP26 Universities Network Briefings

Energy and Environment Institute Director, Professor Dan Parsons, is part of the editing team that at the COP26 Universities Network that has produced a range of briefing papers on subjects relating to climate change and its mitigation. 

Please follow this link to view the briefings.

 

Climate Change and the Skills Shortage

The Energy and Environment Institute and the Aura team at the University of Hull are at the forefront of developing an essential talent pipeline for the renewables sector, which is essential if the UK is to meet its zero carbon targets.

Read this article on the importance of the skills shortage to the green economy from Aura's John Weir.

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