Social Responsibility and Sustainability

COP 26 resources

A collection of webinars, blogs and activities created by the University in the run up to COP 26.

If you have any questions regarding the University's involvement in COP26 or our own COP26 activities, please email

Free online courses

The University has a range of free online courses on topics such as:

  • Climate solutions
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Critical thinking in global challenges
  • Nitrogen: a global challenge

Short online courses: environment and sustainability


COP26 Universities Network

In 2020, the University became a member of the COP26 Universities Network: a group of over 40 UK Universities working together to assist all COP decisionmakers to stay on track to deliver a low-carbon, resilient world by easing access to evidence and academic expertise and taking action themselves.

Read COP26 University Network briefings

Listen to "The Climate Papers" podcast


Man recording a podcast


9 - 19 November 2020

Big names from the energy sector, environmental campaigns and global policymaking share their thinking on COP26 as part of an on-camera interview series from the University's Business School. COP26Cast will provide you with much-needed information, discussion, and stimulus for continued attention and action on climate issues generally, and on the UK and Scotland's role as hosts of these crucial climate negotiations.

Visit the COP26Cast website

Watch recordings of each COP26Cast event 

Visit COP26Cast on Facebook

Climate, Covid and COP26

Thursday 26 May 2020

World-renowned climate scientist and communicator Professor Katharine Hayhoe is joined by leading experts drawn from across the University of Edinburgh community - including Prof Elizabeth Bomberg, Prof Gabi Hegerl, Dr Sarah Ivory and Dr Hannah Ritchie - giving insights into the politics, business, science and communication of climate change in a post-Covid world.

Part of ECCI's countdown to COP26 series, the event drew an incredible global audience with around 600 attendees signing up for the virtual session from all around the world.

Watch the webinar

Event summary: Ask the experts: Climate, Covid and COP26

COP26 events at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

The ECCI is a leading zero carbon hub for Scotland and beyond and is hosted by the University of Edinburgh. Check out their website for a multitude of climate-related events, including COP26. 

Events at ECCI