UEA Supporting COP26


ClimateUEA Seminars

A Short History of the COPs: From Conception to the Critical Decade

Recorded 26 April 2021


The seminar explores the history and role of the COPs in climate change negotiations, as well as the challenges and expectations from the first COP of ‘the Critical Decade’, the 2020s. The seminar features two short talks by ClimateUEA experts:

Milestones and shifting dynamics in the UNFCCC process
Professor Heike Schroeder; Professor of Environmental Governance and expert on global environmental politics and the international climate negotiations.

Building up momentum to support a strong COP26 outcome
Professor Corinne Le Quéré, FRS; Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science and international advisor on climate policy.


The Climate-Biodiversity Emergency

Sir Robert Watson

This seminar was recorded for the Norwich Science Festival by UEA in October 2021


Listen back to Sir Robert Watson's remarkable seminar discussing the current biodiversity crisis caused by climate change, and how Governments, business and society can limit climate change and preserve nature for future generations.

Sir Bob Watson is a former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity Ecosystem Services and is one of the most influential environmental scientists worldwide.


The Social Science of Climate Change at UEA

Professor Frances Bowen, Professor of Strategy in Society, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Social Sciences

Recorded during the ClimateUEA Regional Launch, 11 February 2021


Frances’ research focuses on corporate environmental strategy, business responses to climate change; innovation, water and energy nexus. In this short seminar, Frances discusses the broad range of climate research taking place across the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, as well as providing a personal example from her own research on the Canadian Oil Sands.


Societal Engagement with Climate Change

Dr Tom Hargeaves, Senior Lecturer in Enviromental Science and Policy

Recorded during the ClimateUEA Regional Launch, 11 February 2021


In this short seminar Tom discusses his work with the Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, including the establishment of the Observatory for Societal Engagement with Energy, to better understand how the public engage with energy and the transition to net zero.


Climate Change and Land Use in Norfolk and Suffolk

Professor Andrew Lovett, Professor of Geography

Recorded during the ClimateUEA Regional Launch, 11 February 2021


Andrew is part of a group of researchers who have recently completed an evidence compendium of natural assets in Norfolk and Suffolk, to aid the development of a local 25 Year Environment Plan. Here Andrew discusses the report, which details the extent and status of over 60 natural assets, as well as reviewing future climate change risks to natural assets in these counties.



ClimateUEA Podcasts

In the podcasts below, five climate change experts from the University of East Anglia highlight why it is paramount to take action during this decade, what needs to be achieved and how.