Membership signals University’s commitment to helping develop effective policy for the climate change agenda.
The University of Edinburgh has become a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG).
The University sees membership of the group as an important opportunity to connect the University’s academics with policy experts, and to suggest specific areas of research the University would like to aid the group in pursuing – such as carbon, health, finance and IT. It also contributes to the University’s commitment to help develop effective climate change policy and become zero carbon by 2040.
The University has academics from a wide range of disciplines who undertake cutting-edge research into the effects of climate change, as well as mitigation and adaption strategies. Becoming a member of the APPCCG allows us to connect these academics with the people responsible for delivering new policy ideas to government in order to give the UK the best chance of adapting to climate change.
The APPCCG is organised by Policy Connect, a not-for-profit cross-party think tank that aims to deliver new policy ideas through research, evidence, political meeting and sector engagement.
The APPCCG engages with Government departments and Parliamentarians alongside the private and public sectors to drive forward issues of climate change and its impact on the UK.
Membership of the group allows organisations to connect directly with the government to promote significant issues and research.
The University of Edinburgh joins a list of other members including The Met Office, The Woodland Trust, Greenpeace UK, the RSPB, the Natural Environment Research Council and University College London.
Policy Connect is delighted to welcome the University of Edinburgh as an associate member of the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group. As we work to improve cross-party policy, we pride ourselves on working closely with our academic partners to promote evidence-based policy making. We make sure the voice of academia is heard in the development of new ideas through research, evidence, political meetings and sector engagement and look forward to working with the University of Edinburgh.