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COP26 – Supporting the UK Presidency

From 31 October -12 November 2021, heads of state, climate experts and campaigners will gather at United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26.  The COP is a summit of the 197 countries that form the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change or ‘UNFCCC’.  British Antarctic Survey’s research programme is designed to provide knowledge to help society live with and adapt to climate change.  A programme of public engagement events will run up to and during the conference.

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COP26 Polar Net Zero

Join online - this interactive event challenges young people around the globe to think about the part they can play in creating a low carbon future.

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COP26 Walrus from Space

Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project

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Climate Code

This collaborative project is born from exploring novel ways of visualising environment​al data and telling the climate change story. Read more about the project and the science behind it through the project page.

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Universities Network: COP26 Images of Innovation Exhibition

The Innovation Showcase explains how innovative science and technology is helping or, in future, could substantially help the goals of COP26 and of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, enabling adaptation to climate change or informing action related to climate change.

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Guest blog: celebrating Polar Pride in Parliament

Our colleagues Millicent Harding and Louise Mercer from the UK Polar Network and as part of the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative (DiPSI) share their experience of a very …