The UK Climate Resilience Programme ran from 2019 to 2023

Climate Exp0 conference registration opens

Registration is now open for Climate Exp0, the first virtual conference from the COP26 Universities Network and the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS).

Online, free and open to all, Climate Exp0 will showcase the latest thinking and most relevant international research in the run-up to COP26.

The conference is sponsored by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Cambridge University Press and the 2021 UN Climate Change Summit (COP26).

Running from 17-21 May 2021, it takes place at a critical juncture in the COP26 pre-meetings and negotiations, and is part of the All4Climate Italy 2021 official pre-COP26 initiatives.

The programme, now available online, features the latest thinking and most relevant international climate change and policy research across five themes including Green Recovery; Nature-based Solutions; Mitigation Solutions; Adaptation and Resilience; and Finance and Regulation.

Addressing one theme each day, Climate Exp0 showcases an impressive range of over 200 international speakers and contributors confirmed so far, joining together across a variety of sessions, ranging from keynotes and panel discussions, to roundtables, poster presentations and on-demand content.

Adaptation and Resilience is the focus for Thursday 20th May.

Dr Kate Lonsdale, Co-Champion of the UK Climate Resilience Programme (UKCRP), is running a session with Paul Watkiss, Climate Ready Clyde and colleagues in Italy on governance of adaptation mainstreaming, where this becomes maladaptive and requires a transformational approach and the organisational barriers to this.

Professor Suraje Dessai, UKCRP’s other Champion, will participate in a session provisionally titled: ‘The climate adaptation challenge: how can academics and policy professionals work together to support the UKs domestic adaptation objectives?’ led by the Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) project together with Defra.

The conference provides a unique occasion at which global policymakers, academics, practitioners, students and members of the public will gather together to collaborate, share and debate climate change policy, ahead of the COP26 negotiations in November.

Register now to join Climate Exp0, and help advance a resilient, zero-carbon world.