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UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021

Climate talks in the UK

From 1-12 November 2021, the eyes of the world were on the UK as the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Julie Sanders, highlighted the University’s commitment to social and environment justice and shared her thoughts on COP26.

Watch our film about Newcastle University's social and environmental justice work.

You can also watch the most recent event in our Newcastle Debates series, which asked ‘How will the North East confront the climate crisis’.

Coordinated action to tackle climate change

The climate talks were the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted, bringing together:

  • heads of state
  • climate experts
  • young people
  • civil society
  • trade unions
  • faith groups
  • indigenous peoples

Over two weeks, conference attendees worked to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

Working together for our planet

COP26 provided a focal point for collective action on climate change.

Find out more about some of the many projects related to climate change going on in the University and our wider community.

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We need to make a contribution to deep and lasting change through our research and our teaching but also through our daily working practices as an organisation.