COP and the University of Edinburgh

COP 28 – a global conference that tackles the climate crisis – is happening 30 November – 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

COP 28

You can find the latest information about COP 28 on the Edinburgh Earth Initiative website.

COP 28 and the University of Edinburgh

COP 27

In November 2022, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt hosted the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27), with a view to building on previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global challenge of climate change.

We sent 10 delegates to represent the University. The staff and students will participate in a number of events and panel discussions.

Edinburgh to join international leaders at COP27

Learning for a Sustainable Future: Live at COP27

COP27 and sustainability Teams channel

Professor Dave Reay: COP27 and what it means for Scotland [external]

How a low-expectation COP both surprised and disappointed

Meet our Climate 75

Our Climate 75 are University of Edinburgh alumni who have already changed our world.

Scientists, journalists, researchers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs and everything in between. They give us hope for a better future.

Climate 75

Find out more

Edinburgh Earth Initiative

Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference - November 2022 | UNFCCC


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Find out the latest news from the University related to the COPs.

The University of Edinburgh at COP 26

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Find out how the University of Edinburgh contributed to COP 26, building on our contributions to previous COPs.

Get involved

There are lots of ways for both students and staff to take climate action and learn more about sustainability. 

Students: climate, sustainability and you

Staff: get involved in climate & sustainability