COP26: an opportunity to overcome the greatest challenge of our time
Unequivocal evidence from scientists around the world shows that climate change is accelerating, and our dependence on fossil fuels is warming the globe at an unprecedented pace.
COP26, the 26th United Nations conference on climate change, takes place in Glasgow between 1 and 12 November 2021, and the message is clear:
We must act now, and act together.
We believe that what the world needs now is people who dream of a better future. Our researchers are dedicated to transformational discovery, working with policy makers and partners to deliver solutions to allow us to avoid the most severe and irreversible impacts of climate change. By shaping the debate and delivering bold and innovative research to tackle the most complex and urgent challenge of our time.
The United Nations conference on climate change is a rallying call to us all. At no time in history has humankind been at a crossroads and knowingly faced a choice with such profound consequences for the lives of generations to come. But thanks to science, and unparalleled abilities to assemble and interpret data and share this knowledge, we have never been better equipped to agree a way forward.
Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange
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