The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is being heralded as a crucial moment for the world's leaders to boost their ambition in pledging to strong climate action that will limit global temperature rise.
Hosted by the United Kingdom in partnership with Italy, the conference will bring together almost 200 countries, and see them outline their plans to cut emissions over coming years and decades.
The outcomes of the conference will have far-reaching consequences.
For the crucial information you need to know before, during, and after COP26, you can take a look at the following resources, featuring expert commentary from ANU academics and students.
- Young Leaders in Climate - 4 November, 6pm AEDT. Featuring ANU student Dominque Holani, an Honours Student in Pacific Studies. Organised by the British High Commission to Australia.
- The response of capital city universities in Europe and Asia-Pacific to the UN SDGs - 9 November 2021, 8-9 am CET. Featuring Prof Sally Wheeler, the ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy).
- Post COP26 - What happened, and where to from here? - 18 Nov, 6 - 7.30pm AEDT. Organised by The Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, and the British High Commission to Australia.
Videos, tv programmes and event recordings
- COP26: A Pacific Perspective - a short video by the Australia Pacific Security College.
- COP26: Towards Zero, Episode 1 - a new program by ABC News. Featuring Prof Frank Jotzo.
- COP26: We Got This - brought to you by The Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, and Kings College London
- Episode 1 | The climate science - featuring Dr Tamsin Edwards, of King’s College London, and by Professor Mark Howden, of ANU.
- Episode 2 | Geopolitics and the partisanship of climate change - featuring Dr Rebecca Colvin (Australian National University) and Professor Kerry Brown (King's College London).
- Episode 3 | Non-state actors, Paris implementation and Indigenous approaches to climate - featuring Dr Virginia Marshall (Australian National University), Dr Rebecca Pearse (Australian National University), Dr Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (King's College London), and Dr Emily Barritt (King's College London).
- Episode 4 | The economics of climate action - featuring Professor Frank Jotzo (Australian National University), Professor Howard Bamsey (Australian National University) and Dr Paul Fisher (King's College London).
- Will COP26 be a turning point? - Policy Forum podcast
- What’s at stake at the Glasgow climate conference? - Policy Forum podcast
- We need more female leaders in the fight against climate change, The Guardian, 15 Nov, authored by Dr Maria Tanyag.
- The Indigenous Australian climate activists making their voices heard at COP26, SBS News, 4 November, featuring Dr Virginia Marshall.
- How Australia’s coal country past is scuppering its renewable energy future, The Conversation, 2 November, authored by Dr Lee White.
- Public Sector Informant: Climate inaction in the face of mass extinction? Young people aren't having it, The Canberra Times, 2 November, authored by Dr Blair Williams.
- What climate change activists can learn from First Nations campaigns against the fossil fuel industry, The Conversation, 1 November, co-authored by Dr Lily O'Neill.
- Glasgow COP26: climate finance pledges from rich nations are inadequate and time is running out, The Conversation, 1 November, authored by Melanie Pill.
- Scott Morrison attends pivotal global climate talks today, bringing a weak plan that leaves Australia exposed, The Conversation, 1 November, Authored by Prof Frank Jotzo.
- Glasgow Climate Change Conference: Checkered history of the summit that needs to make a difference - The West Australian, 31 October, Featuring Prof Mark Howden
- How Australia earned its climate change reputation, ABC News, 31 October, Featuring Prof Howard Bamsey
- Australian climate sceptics say net zero targets ‘distract us' as UK presses for more commitments, inewsUK, 31 October, Featuring Prof Frank Jotzo.
- Ingredients for nothing: breaking down the plan for net zero, ABC News, 30 October, Featuring Prof Andrew Blakers.
- Glasgow COP26 climate conference: Angus Taylor reveals Australia’s priority, Daily Telegraph, 30 October, Featuring Prof Frank Jotzo.
- Hot air flies in methane debate over net zero target, SMH, 28 October, Featuring Prof Mark Howden.
- The woman who’s selling ScoMo’s planet-saving technology in Glasgow, Australian Financial Review, 29 October, featuring ANU alumna Sophia Hamblin Wang.
- Australians willing to pay for climate action, but say government not doing fair share, SMH, 27 October, Featuring Dr Rebecca Colvin and Prof Frank Jotzo.
- Key emissions reduction assumption 'risky', The Canberra Times, 27 October, Featuring Prof Mark Howden
- National Press Club: Towawrds COP26: Hopes and Expectations - ABC iview, 27 Oct, Featuring Prof Mark Howden, Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick (UNSW) and Prof Frank Jotzo.
- Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26 - ANU Media, 26 Oct
- Australia pivots on 2050 net zero target before climate talks, but resists steeper 2030 commitment - The Washington Post, 26 Oct, Featuring Emeritus Prof Will Steffen and Hon. Assoc. Prof Hugh Saddler.
- A successful COP26 is essential for Earth’s future. Here’s what needs to go right - The Conversation, 25 Oct, Authored by Assoc Prof Christian Downie.
- COP26: How will the Oz soft-shoe climate shuffle be received? - The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Oct, Featuring Prof Frank Jotzo.
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