The Centre for Research in Environment and Society (CeRES) at the University of Plymouth combines expertise spanning both physical and social sciences within an inclusive, interdisciplinary research environment.
To coincide with COP26 activities in autumn 2021, CeRES hosted an online event to showcase research conducted by our community that aligned with the COP26 goals, and discussed the challenges of and possible solutions to the climate crisis identified by these projects. The staff and students in our centre apply innovative methods and approaches to research on society-environment interactions, environmental governance, and past, present and future environmental processes and change.
Our afternoon of talks and discussion explored how four projects conducted by CeRES researchers contributed towards the goals of COP26, touching upon key conference themes including: energy; nature; adaptation, loss and damage; science and innovation; and transport.
14:00 | Welcome and introduction by Dr Caroline Clason, Associate Professor of Glaciology and co-lead for the Centre for Research in Environment and Society
14:05 | Delivering sustainable transport at COP26 by Dr Andrew Seedhouse, Director of Transport at the Institute for Sustainability Solutions Research (ISSR)
14:25 | Glacier retreat and water, food and energy security in Peru by Dr Sally Rangecroft, Research Fellow in Peruvian Glacier Retreat
14:45 | Biostabilisation of sediments for erosion reduction by Dr Robert Schindler, Research Fellow (Innovation)
15:05 | If you will the end, you must will the means: COP26 and national climate change acts by Professor Ian Bailey, Professor of Environmental Politics
15:25 | Q&A opportunity for open discussion with all of our speakers
15:55 | Closing remarks by Dr Caroline Clason