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University of Sheffield, Student's Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG


01 Jul 2022


10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Climate Change Futures Post COP26

This training has been organised by the Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) and Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL) Pathways and is open to all ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities. Whilst this workshop is aimed at CDD and CEL Pathway students, PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

The COP26 conference in Glasgow underscored the challenges posed by climate change Whilst some progress was made the scale and scope of the change needed to deliver on net zero transitions are overwhelming. There is a need for academics to work with practitioners to effect meaningful change. This one-day event, held at the University of Sheffield Innox Centre convenes scholars at different career stages and practitioners to discuss different dimensions of climate change transitions.

A morning panel (10.30 to 12.00) brings together leading academics working at the cutting-edge of environmental and climate policy and an advisor to the Dominican government to discuss the key challenges facing policy-makers.

A networking lunch (12.00 to 13.00) will be followed by an afternoon session will focus upon how to engage with policy-makers and think tanks. A current PGR will reflect on his experiences working with a think tank to prepare a report, an ECR will talk about working with the IPCC and a senior scholar will discuss the new Sustainability Centre at the University of Sheffield.


This training session will be delivered face-to-face at the University of Sheffield.