The UN Climate Change Convention – also known as COP26 – represented the largest, global coming together to address climate change. Held in Glasgow in 2021, it was the first to take place after the Paris Agreement’s measures take effect. The COVID-19 pandemic has also placed greater emphasis on the role of climate change in relation to global health and re-building economies through a green recovery. Considered by many as the ‘most important global meeting to take place on UK soil’, the world’s attention was on the UK.
Fundamental to achieving greater socio-ecological resilience and environmental restoration, is the whole system-based approach taken by the University’s Marine and Sustainable Earth Institutes. Underpinned by evidenced-based transdisciplinary research integrated with planning, delivery and evaluation, researchers address local environmental priorities alongside national and international goals. In the quest for sustainable blue-green growth, researchers from across these institutes provide evidence for global action.