How blue carbon could be Scotland’s answer to combatting climate change
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- Dr Heidi Burdett
Heidi Burdett is an Associate Professor of marine biology in the Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University, with expertise in coastal ecosystem function and the impact of human interaction (including climate change).
Working with policymakers and charities, she uses this scientific understanding to improve conservation and management decisions to better protect these valuable ecosystems for future generations. She is also an Academic Lead for Public Engagement at Heriot-Watt, and a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.
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.