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COP27 Forum

COP27 Forum

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly known as the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCC (COP) takes place between Sunday 6 and Friday 18 November 2022. Royal Holloway, University of London will be recognising COP27 in a number of ways.

This will demonstrate how the university’s community is contributing to meeting the challenges posed by climate change and ecological loss, decarbonisation and helping to generate creative engagements and solutions.

The COP27 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 aims to build a strength in challenge-led research from the university’s well established research strengths as outlined in Royal Holloway’s three-year strategic plan.

As a College, we are a member of the UK Universities Climate Network and to celebrate COP27 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)

For further information about the 17 SDGs goals and how they connect to the interests and priorities of COP please read our previous blogs prepared in advance of COP26, last year.

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Royal Holloway’s academics share their expertise on the COP27 agenda – exploring every positive action we make to support global change and be part of the climate solution.

COP27 Solutions Day
By Professor Sigrun Wagner, School of Business and Management

COP27 Biodiversity Day
By Dr Sarah Papworth, Department of Biological Sciences

COP27 Civil Society Day
By Dr Markus Daechsel, Department of History

COP27 Civil Society Day 2
By Dr Paris Chronakis, Department of History

COP27 Energy Day
By Dr Briony Wickes, Department of English

COP27 Water Day
By Professor Liz Schafer, Department of Drama and Theatre

COP27 Adaptation and Agriculture
By Professor Simon Blockley and Professor David Simon, Department of Geography

COP27 Real Estate the Pressing Need to Make Carbon Visible
By Professor Tom Wainwright, School of Business and Management

Why Methane Measurements Matter
By Dr Rebecca Fisher and Dr James France, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London

COP27 Science Day
By Professor Dave Waltham, Department of Earth Sciences

COP27 Youth and Future Generations
By Dr Nisreen Ameen, and Menatalla Zaky, MSc Digital Marketing student, Department of Marketing

COP27 Finance Day – Climate Finance and Green Lending
By Professor Juan Pablo Rud and Mariana Bernad, Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Economics

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