Focusing on societal change can inadvertently help solve climate change

Professor Andy Kerr, FEI, FRSA, FRGS leads EIT Climate-KIC – Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership – in the UK and Ireland.

Previously, Andy was the founding director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) – a leading low carbon innovation centre in Scotland – and co-directed ClimateXChange, which provided evidence and analysis to support Scottish Government policy development.

Earlier in his career, Andy worked in business, developing renewable energy projects and trading carbon and green fuels in Europe and Asia. Andy is an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and has a PhD in climate change.

Face the Facts

Meet some of Scotland’s leading climate researchers talking about their work in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Science Advisory Council and Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society are collaborating to highlight Scottish research and science and its contribution to understanding and tackling climate change. A broad range of researchers and practitioners in Scotland whose work relates to the Earth’s climate are being interviewed in the lead up to COP26.


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