COP26, taking place in Glasgow in November, is an amazing opportunity to engage students with both the international climate change treaty process and wider climate change and sustainability action.
This online event, held on the 17th August 2021, explored how universities and colleges can engage students with COP26, and how we can create a sustainability legacy from COP26 within our student bodies.
This recording is aimed at student leaders, staff who run student engagement events, and teaching staff who are interested in embedding information on COP26 or wider sustainability information within their teaching. However it may be of interest to anyone in the sector - staff and students.
The video includes:
Minutes from the session and individual presentations can also be downloaded from this page.
During the session attendees highlighted the confusing jargon used around climate change and COP26. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change website has a useful glossary for climate change terms, and there is COP26 Jargon Buster document from the Science Council website may be helpful if you are unfamiliar with COP terminology.
Finally, the COP26 Programme may be useful if you would like to align engagement topics at your college or university to the activity going on during COP itself.