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Supporting COP26 at Solent

Join us on our Environment Day and other events in support of COP26

11th October 2021

In line with the University’s 2025 Strategy and in order to strengthen our environmental sustainability agenda, Solent is running an 'Environment Day' on Wednesday 3 November to mark the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

What is COP26?

The COP26 Climate Change Conference is running from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, with parties, including the UK, working to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

You can find out more about COP26 here >

How we’re supporting COP26 at Solent

At Solent, we're committed to making a substantive contribution to addressing the challenges presented by the climate and ecological crisis through our teaching, research, campus operations and engagement with students, staff and the wider community.

You can view Solent’s sustainability strategy here >

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be supporting COP26 with a range of events and initiatives, including our Environment Day on Wednesday 3 November.

Student lectures will have a sustainable focus, where possible, including sustainable tourism, sustainable fashion, waste-free cooking/nutrition, green engineering, wellbeing and social justice.

Our access and widening participation team will also be running an activity day on campus for one of our partner schools, St John’s, aiming to showcase the versatility of studying art and design by using recyclable materials.

Please see below for a list of events that you can attend:

Date

Event

Location

More information

Monday 11 October

Carbon Literacy Programme

Online

students.solent.ac.uk/events/carbon-literacy-programme

Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 November

The Solent Sustainability Hackathon

TBC

students.solent.ac.uk/events/the-solent-sustainability-hackathon

Wednesday 3 November,
12 noon-2pm

Sustainable Market Place

Spark atrium

students.solent.ac.uk/events/sustainable-market-place

Thursday 4 November,
4-4.45pm

How to live sustainably at uni and tackle the climate crisis - Levels 5 and 6

Online

Join the meeting via Teams >

Thursday 4 November,
5-5.45pm

How to live sustainably at uni and tackle the climate crisis - Levels 3 and 4

Online

Join the meeting via Teams >

External events

Please see below for other events being run in the city to support COP26:

Date

Event

Location

More information

Thursday 28 October

Hampshire Business Leaders Climate Summit

St Mary’s football stadium

www.southernsustainability.co.uk/2021-exhibitors-2-2/

 

Thursday 28 October

Big Sustainability Expo

St Mary’s football stadium

www.southernsustainability.co.uk/projects/big-sustainability-expo/

Friday 5 November

Sustainable Business Network

Virtual

www.carbonfootprint.com/carbonacademy_sbn.html

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November

Greening The City festival

Venues across Southampton

www.southampton-national-park.com/

 

Further news and materials

  • COP26: A visual guide. What it is. Who attends. Why it matters. Read more >
  • Outrage and Optimism podcast. The Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis, hosted by Christiana Figueres. Listen here >
  • You can listen to the Southern Sustainability channel’s new podcast every Friday. Read more >
  • The Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC) is counting down to COP26 with a weekly podcast. Read more >
  • Hampshire County Council is leading on a new project to reduce the amount of bulk waste through landfill. Read more >
  • The government has announced an Air Quality Grant of £9 million, to help local authorities tackle air pollution. Read more >
  • Join the COP26 conference virtually by subscribing to the COP26 YouTube channel. One week before COP26, listed events will be updated to include a link to each live stream, which will be freely available.
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