The United Kingdom (UK) hosted the twenty-sixth United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021. The climate talks brought together over 30,000 delegates, including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

ISCN with CESAERScience Europe and the University of Strathclyde joined forces to co-organise a symposium in the fringe of COP 26 which brought together universities, national research performing organisations and research funding organisations to look at how we collectively upgrade our ambitions, and how we can work together with non-academic partners shaping knowledgeable societies for a sustainable future.

The event was a great success with 100 participants connected from 35 different countries around the world.

You can find the recordings by following the links below:

As discussed during the event, a Call to Action to research organization for the Net-Zero Transition was launched by the co-organizers in order to share a “vision of a world where research and education communities work together and in interaction with industry and society at large to solve urgent global challenges. We believe that research and education will underpin a sustainable relationship between the use and preservation of natural resources, and human activity.”

You can find the full text of the Call to Action on the Science Europe site: Call to Action to Research Organisations for the Net-Zero Transition – Science Europe