COP26: Influencing the Climate Crisis

Monday 14 June 2021

Scholars, layers and students are coming together to discuss how real changes can be delivered. You can join them and influence the climate crisis.

Holme oak at St Mary’s Quadrangle, University of St Andrews.Students and staff at the University of St Andrews are invited to join with global policy makers and the Scotia Group on Thursday 24 June to discuss what universities can do to influence COP26 and the climate crisis. The online dialogue is called ‘Britain as Hosts of COP26: Communities, Nations, and the Law’.

Alongside the Chair of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB), Professor Sir Ian Boyd, Scotland’s first judge appointed to the European Court of Justice, Sir David Edward, will speak about how tangible progress on the climate crisis can be delivered through stakeholder action supported by enabling legal frameworks.

Lea Weimann, from this year’s graduating class and organizer of the Line in the Sand protest in St Andrews in 2019, will also speak about the role of student activism in accelerating change – in a seminar chaired by Stephen Gethins, who has acted as an advisor to both the Scottish and UK Governments on environmental sustainability. Scotia Group Dialogues are being held at Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Harvard and Boston universities with the aim of bringing bright minds to the table.

To join the dialogue and for more information, visit the University’s COP25 website here:

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