In 2020, Durham University applied to become an observer to the UNFCCC (confirmed at COP26). This new status has intensified the University’s engagement with Agenda 2030 and the SDGs at the individual and institutional level, in the run up to COP26 and after the climate summit.
The COP Steering Group
Before COP26, Durham University established the COP26 Steering Group and a delegation of 14 members of staff attended COP26 in Glasgow. The Steering Group organised in preparation of COP26 a “STEAM for ACE” event series across departments and research institutes of the University, providing insights into the University’s research on climate change from different perspectives.