COP26 Universities Network

We are part of the COP26 Universities Network, collaborating with over 80 other UK-based universities and research centres across the UK to help deliver a successful COP26.

The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 80 UK-based universities working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference [Glasgow, Scotland, November 2021]. 

The Network's mission is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays our role in delivering a successful COP26, getting all players on track to deliver a low-carbon, resilient world. We aim to do so by easing access to evidence and academic expertise for COP26 for government, NGOs, and other actors, and by taking action ourselves. 

COP26 themes

Explore what research we do within the themes of COP26.


View all events we are running in the lead up to COP26. Sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with our latest news and events.

Join us for our official pre-COP26 event: COP26 - are you paying attention? with speakers Mya-Rose Craig, Leo Hickman and Alyssa Gilbert.

Watch and listen to Cabot Conversations

10 videos and podcasts for policymakers on 10 aspects of climate change. All you need to know and what we need you to know.

Read our briefing papers

View briefing papers our experts have co-developed on important policy areas for COP26.

COP26 lead at the University of Bristol

Professor Paul Bates,

You can also contact Cabot Institute Manager Sophie Ross-Smith at

Did you know...

...we contribute to climate policymaking at a global and local level. Find out more about our contributions to the international Panel on Ciimate Change reports and how we work with local government to effect positive change to the city of Bristol.

Information for University of Bristol staff

If you are a member of the university, you can access and follow our Sharepoint site to stay up to date with what's happening internally around COP26.

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