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COP26: Climate Action in South Scotland

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

The event aims to inform attendees about the world-leading research taking place locally, nationally and globally; and how they can get involved with climate action. The event will offer attendees a range of interactive opportunities to engage with University of Glasgow academic staff, researchers and students, and local businesses.

Topics include: - Long-term storage of carbon in peat - The active role of soils in the carbon cycle - The benefits of planting trees (including planting of trees on the day) - Exploring alternative energy sources - Creation of a bestiary - What can be done in Dumfries & Galloway to help mitigate climate change?

There will be:- 

Talks, displays and presentations in a conference format

Panel Discussion on a key question relating to solving climate change

Poster competitions and displays

Video competition with teams of students from partner institution Nankai University, Tianjin, China

What’s it about?

The event is part of the wider COP26 events taking place at the University of Glasgow. Situated on Dumfries campus in the South West of Scotland, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies has an unique opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of research and activities taking place within the School to address real world challenges. The interdisciplinary research collaborations showcase the strength of the School and highlight the opportunities for future growth.

Attendees will actively engage with practical demonstrations and leave with a deeper understanding of what research is taking place at the University of Glasgow, but crucially, within their own region of Dumfries & Galloway.

Who’s leading the event?

The Head of School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor Carol Hill, is leading the event with colleagues covering different themes including,  Professor Fabrice Renaud - Dr John Xiaogang Shi - Professor Patrizia Riganti - Dr Michelle Bloor - Professor Douglas Shand - Dr Lizanne Henderson - Dr David Borthwick - Dr Michael Muir - Dr Steven Gillespie - Dr Natalie Welden - Laura Davidson

Open to

The event is open to members of the public of all ages.

Of particular interest to

This event will be of particular interest to those interested in environmental issues, climate change and academic research

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