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Delegates add voices to climate talks

Edinburgh staff, students and alumni are attending UN climate talks in Paris.

They are playing their part as observers, report-writers, governmental advisors and organisers. Others are due to speak at a number of side events.

Climate conference

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding its 21st annual Conference of the Parties (COP21) from 30 November to 11 December.

Leaders from across the world are meeting with the aim of trying to reach a new universal climate change agreement.

Many other academics, staff and students will be following the action from Edinburgh. They can keep up to date with the event via a series of videos and blogs.

Global debate

The delegation forms part of the Edinburgh Action for the Climate campaign which harnesses expertise at the University to influence and inform the global debate around climate change.

Supported by the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, commentators will produce videos and blogs on the daily proceedings.

These will help students and the wider public grasp the ins and outs of the conference and what the result means for the University, Scotland and beyond.

Fighting climate change

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 greatest challenges.

It builds upon the work of many academics currently conducting ground-breaking research into areas such as carbon capture and storage and renewable energy.

To receive updates from the conference follow @Edsust, visit the video and blogs webpage or follow the dedicated Youtube playlist.

If you are attending the conference or following the action and want to get in touch, please use the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability’s feedback form.

As a leading research-intensive university, Edinburgh is blazing the trail in the fight against climate change. We have world-leading academics working on research aimed at tackling this major international challenge, examining everything from carbon management through to wind and wave technology.

Professor Charlie JefferySenior Vice-Principal