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For over 50 years, social science research has helped inform our understanding of the human drivers of climate change and, more recently, how our behaviours can contribute to achieving Net Zero.

This has included research on the environmental impacts of economic growth, the impacts of urbanisation and the risks that climate change can have on inequalities.

Research from the University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences engages across the full breadth of climate issues. Here we showcase this research, the work of our academics and Schools, and the events that we ran as part of the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November 2021.

Buildings with yellow plaster walls in the old town of Ouarzazate, a city in south-central Morocco, with palm trees and sand around the buildings.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: Net-zero journey in Morocco

Rami Zaatari‘s successful entry in [X]ceptional, an opportunity for students in College of Social Sciences to present their own original research on any element of climate change. In this single poster Rami clearly and concisely summarises the background, context, objectives and policy gap in Morocco’s journey towards net-zero targets. This work concludes with a number of…

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COP26 has specific Presidency Themes, each of which have a day of focus. Find resources and events related to these themes:

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All COP26 events

See all of the University of Glasgow’s COP26 events including those from the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science & Engineering and College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, as well as Social Sciences.

COP26 Universities Network

The COP26 Universities Network is a growing group of more than 80 UK-based universities and research centres working together to raise ambition for tangible outcomes from the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference The Network will create lasting partnerships and legacies that reach beyond this single event.

Centre for Sustainable Solutions

The Centre for Sustainable Solutions enables individuals, communities and organisations to act towards a sustainable future through education, research and partnership. It supports interdisciplinary, cross-campus and cross-sectoral solutions to climate change.