Registration for in person participation in the COP26 UK Universities Innovation Showcase event is now closed. The event is hybrid. Please see below for Zoom access data for online participation, no registration required.
Thu, 11 Nov|
COP26 Innovation Showcase: Climate Justice, Risk, and Wellbeing
Time & Location
11 Nov 2021, 11:00 – 16:00
Glasgow, 16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1QX, UK
About the event
Some of the most important issues in how to tackle the climate crisis pertain to climate justice, wellbeing, and risk management. The central questions here ar often highly abstract and theoretical, including:
How do our climate goals interact with the target of achieving a ‘wellbeing economy’?
What do we owe to future generations?
How should we justly distribute our resources in the fight against climate change?
How should policy makers strike the right balance between protecting our personal wellbeing and mitigating climate risks?
How can younger generations best harness the power of new technologies to mitigate future climate risks?
This event aims to showcase for the general public in an accessible and engaging way the results of an interdisciplinary collaboration between four research projects in five UK & EU universities, together with a multinational industry partner, on these pressing questions.
Our panelists will discuss these questions in an interactive manner with the audience, thus making some of the most abstract and theoretical issues in the debate over climate justice come alive.