What actions need to come from COP26 and why?

Face the Facts
Publication Date
11/11/2021
Featuring
Professor Jim Skea CBE

Jim Skea is Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London with research interests in energy, climate change and technological innovation. His current main role is as Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III for the 6th assessment cycle.

He was Research Director of the UK Energy Research Centre 2004-12 and Director of the Policy Studies Institute 1998-2004. He has operated at the interface between research, policy-making and business throughout his career. He was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change from its inception in 2008 until 2018, and is currently the Chair of Scotland’s Just Transition Commission. From 2015-17, he was President of the UK Energy Institute. He was awarded a CBE for services to sustainable energy in 2013 and an OBE for services to sustainable transport in 2004.

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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.


Meet Scotland’s leading climate researchers in the lead up to COP26. View the rest of our Face the Facts series.

Professor Jim Skea, Co-Chair and contributor to the IPCC climate report explains what actions he would like to see emerge from COP26 | Face the Facts
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Dr Ana Payo Payo explains the changes happening in marine wildlife due to climate change | Face the Facts
Professor Louise Horsfall explains how synthetic biology can improve the sustainability of biological processes and products | Face the Facts
Professor Wayne Powell outlines the work happening at SRUC to grow our resilience to a changing climate | Face the Facts
Dr Rebecca Wade examines the advancements in nature-based solutions that are helping to tackle climate change | Face the Facts
Professor Andy Kerr discusses how focussing on solving inequalities in society can inadvertently help tackle climate change issues | Face the Facts
Face the Facts
Publication Date
11/11/2021
Featuring
Professor Jim Skea CBE
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