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COP28 Forum

COP28 Forum

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly known as the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCC (COP) takes place between 30 November and 12 December 2023, at the Expo City, Dubai.

Royal Holloway, University of London will be recognising COP28 in a number of ways, involving our community of students and staff.

Check out our COP28 events and resources on our intranet site here

This global opportunity offers a chance for us all to engage with knowledge and shape new perspectives towards meeting the challenges posed by climate change and ecological loss, decarbonisation and helping to generate creative engagements and solutions.

Research Impact

The COP28 Forum showcases Royal Holloway’s challenge-led research from the Living Sustainably research theme which addresses the challenges of climate change, biodiversity, food and energy security, infectious disease, inequalities in education, work and participation, political polarisation and resource consumption.
Living Sustainably is one of four research themes which aim to build strength in challenge-led research from the University’s well established research portfolio, as outlined in Royal Holloway’s strategic plan.

As a University we are a member of the UK Universities Climate Network, a growing group of over 85 universities and research centres working together to promote a zero carbon, resilient future. This Network enables collaboration within the UK academic sector to advance climate action nationally and internationally.

COP28 Blog series

To celebrate COP28 a number of our researchers and academics will be writing a series of blogs that relate to the conference thematic days and also link to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out how they connect to these interests and priorities in our COP 28 blog series here

For further information about the 17 SDGs goals and research read previous blogs prepared by our academics linked with COP26 and COP27.

Advancing knowledge to change the world

If you've been inspired by COP28 choose one of our degrees and you’ll join experts connecting with contemporary environmental issues that affect us all:

What our Scientists say

Hear from some of our Scientists on themes relating to COP28 in our short video series below (links will open on YouTube):

Professor Euan Nisbet, Earth Sciences - COP28: What do rising methane levels tell us about the planet? Watch here 

Dr Laurie Parsons, Geography - COP28: The grimmest COP yet: Watch here  

Dr Laurie Parsons, Geography - COP28: Why microfinance isn’t a magic wand for climate action: Watch here 

Dr Rebecca Fisher, Earth Sciences - COP28: Tackling methane emissions: Watch here  

Professor David Simon, Geography - COP28: Sustainable settlements: Watch here 

Dr Celia Martin Puertas, Geography - COP28: Educating young people on climate change: Watch here  

Dr Mark Lee, Health Studies - COP28: Agriculture and its impact on greenhouse gases: Watch here 


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