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NTU hosts ‘Campaign for COP26’ focusing on sustainability and climate crisis topics

NTU is hosting a ‘Campaign for COP26’ - a fortnight of events, workshops, actions and lectures focused on topics due to be discussed during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

NTU will host its campaign for COP26 from 25 October - 5 November

NTU’s Campaign for COP26 events invite participants to consider how we can create local solutions to global challenges and develop our learning about sustainability and the climate crisis. Events that are open for anyone to attend:

Arctic lakes – carbon sinks or carbon emitters?
Join us to explore whether arctic lakes are trapping or releasing carbon and what this could mean for future climate scenarios.  Erika Whiteford shares findings from her research into the arctic lakes of Greenland.
Date and time: Wednesday 27th October, 1-2pm
Host: Erika Whiteford
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Celebrating Black Climate Heroes
As part of Black History Month 2021 and NTU’s Campaign for COP26, join NTU Green Academy and Oikos Nottingham Student Association for this celebration of black climate heroes past and present.
Date and time: Friday 29 October, 11am-12pm
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Climate change and international sporting events
Come and explore the key issues around international sporting events and climate change including the management of facilities. Seth Kirby breaks down some challenges presented by the Tokyo Olympics and highlights the relevance of these for non-sporting events.  
Date and time: Friday 29th October, 1-2pm
Host: Seth Kirby
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Citizens, environmental sustainability and local democracy - putting people's voices at the centre of Nottingham's Carbon Neutral 2028 strategy
Find out how Nottingham citizens are responding to the Nottingham Carbon Neutral 2028 strategy and their ideas for addressing the climate and ecological emergency. Prof. Matt Henn shares recent findings from a longitudinal research project.
Date and time: Tuesday 2nd November. 1-2pm
Host: Matt Henn and Dena Arya
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Environmental Biology COP26 Open House: meet the NTU experts behind the COP26 headlines
Join the Biosciences Environmental Biology team to discover the fascinating ways our researchers are addressing the climate and ecological emergency though their work. Sessions will include ‘have-a-go’ lab stations, climate change mapping using drones and much more.  
Date and time: Weds 3rd November, 2-4pm
Venue: Clifton campus and online
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Local planning for climate change
Join NTU experts over lunch to explore the research behind the headlines of the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference.
Date and time: Tuesday 4th November, 1-2pm
Event page

You can find a full list of all events for NTU's Campaign for COP26 here.

  • Notes for editors

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With over 37,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University injects £1.6bn into the UK economy. It has been the largest recruiter of UK undergraduates in each of the last four years. With an international student population of more than 6,000 and an NTU community representing around 160 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

NTU hosts ‘Campaign for COP26’ focusing on sustainability and climate crisis topics

Published on 27 October 2021
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