Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Action for the Climate

The University of Edinburgh will be supporting and delivering a range of events throughout the academic year 2015/16 to raise public awareness of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11).

Edinburgh Action for the Climate will harness the expertise of the University’s many academics currently conducting ground-breaking research into areas such as carbon capture and storage and renewable energy.

The University’s aim is to become a hub within the wider city for the exchange of ideas and opinions about how best to tackle one of the world’s great global challenges.

Both staff and students are invited to attend.

Upcoming events

Events may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Past events

Friday, 20 November 2015

This forum will allow academics, policy-makers, NGOs, journalists and students to discuss, inform, analyse and debate the issues under negotiation in Paris.

Read about Paris 2015: Politics, Policies and Principles

Friday, 13 November 2015

The Buchanan Institute is excited to announce a week of lectures based on our changing climate in the run up to COP21.

Read about Climate Change Lecture Week

Saturday, 17 October 2015

The event will provide students with an insight into the Pole to Paris campaign by hearing from Beth Ward, Public Outreach & UK Section Coordinator and Edinburgh alumni taking part in the UK leg of the campaign.

Read about From Pole to Paris

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The event will hear from a panel of senior academics and Scottish Government representatives about the University’s contribution and Scotland’s wider role in the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Read about COP21: Scotland’s Contribution