A-level Sustainability Conference
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Join us for our virtual Christmas A-level conference on environmental sustainability! 

The interlinked issues of climate change and sustainable behaviour have never been more important and as the COP26 summit has shown there are numerous challenges that we need to address to mitigate and reduce the potential effect of the climate emergency. 

In this event we will cover topics of relevance to A levels in Geography, Geology and Environmental Sciences focusing on some of the challenges and solutions that face us.

Programme

10:00 | Welcome

10:10 - 10:35 | What’s in a phone and where does it come from (Dr Michelle Harris)

10:35 - 11:00 | Can we have it all? - energy and sustainable development (Dr Matthew Watkinson)

Break

11:10 - 11:35 | Land degradation in East Africa: the need for a ‘whole system’ approach (Professor Will Blake)

11:35 - 12:00 | Reconstructed and artificial soils (Professor Mark Fitzsimons)

Break

12:10 - 12:35 | Sustainable management of marine areas (Dr Lynda Rodwell)

12:35 - 13:00 | Climate change and sustainable transport - driving the changes (Dr Andrew Seedhouse)


Please book your place via the above link or email sciengoutreach@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.



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Supporting COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference 2021

The University of Plymouth is proud to be part of the COP26 Universities Network, collaborating with over 40 other universities across the UK to help deliver a successful COP26. 

The network is a growing group of more than 55 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference. Its mission is to ensure that the UK academic sector plays its role in delivering a successful COP26, in order to deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world.

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