University of Leeds at COP27

Wednesday 2 November 2022
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online event
Lectures and seminars
Staff and students only

Meet the delegation of researchers from the University of Leeds that will attend COP27 in Egypt. Delegates will share their plans for COP27, followed by a Q&A.

In a few weeks’ time, all eyes will turn to Sharm El-Sheikh, as Egypt is host to COP27. At the annual United Nations climate negotiations, people from across the world will gather to discuss and demand action on climate change.

Among those people will be around 200 presidents and prime ministers and thousands of delegates, discussing how to reach the targets set out in the Paris Agreement of 2015. Among those delegates will also be several researchers from Leeds.

As an official observer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the University of Leeds is sending a delegation to attend COP27. Members of the delegation will be involved in hosting events to share about their research. They will also contribute to the accountability of the process and use the opportunity to meet with a wide range of key stakeholders.

This online event offers the University of Leeds community an opportunity to meet members of their COP27 delegation.

As an introduction, we will offer an overview of COP27 and outline its importance: both scientific and political. You will then hear from several members of the delegation about their planned activities and hopes for the negotiations.

Finally, you will have an opportunity to ask questions and share any messages that you would like to be taken to COP27.