[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…

[X]ceptional: Is climate change a security issue yet?

Priscus Godonou’s runner-up 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.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: Global climate change, the anthropogenic greenhouse effect, and its colonial roots in society

Hannah Midghall’s successful entry in [X]ceptional, an article arguing that it is important for environmentalists to understand the history of their field to tackle problems such as soil degradation.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: Exploring the Link Between Climate Change and Terrorist Recruitment

Camilla Carlesi reflects on the process and value of entering [X]ceptional, and how her entry on the climate crisis and security is informing her ongoing areas of research.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: Delivering more sustainable places through the planning system

PhD candidate Robert Richardson reflects on the process and value of entering [X]ceptional, an opportunity for him to extend his communication capacities and skills.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: Men and meat: is sustainability not masculine?

César De la Fuente was empowered to enter the [X]ceptional Challenge with a video presentation examining the role of gender in issues of sustainability.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: Climate Change and Inequality in the Developing Countries

Maryam ElAzzawy’s successful entry in [X]ceptional was inspired and informed by her personal experience of living and working in a developing country.

[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge: The economics of space based solar power

Entering the [X]ceptional Challenge enabled Narthana Arumugam to deepen his understanding of how space based solar power can help in the transition to renewable energy.

Niddrie Road: A blueprint for energy-efficient traditional tenements?

This major collaborative project by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence is evaluating the carbon reduction secured by a high-quality EnerPHit retrofit of an eight-property tenement block in Glasgow.


Legacy blog on the November 4 Finance, Governance, and Sustainability Event with the School of Law


Dr Ewan Gibbs reflects on his November 3rd event ‘What Can We Learn From Cuba and Scotland’

COP26 Legacy – ‘Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change

Legacy post for the Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change event that took place on November 2

COP26 Legacy – Green Finance Green Futures

Dr Tanya Wilson writes about her experience during the Green Finance Green Futures event within the Adam Smith Business School

Sustainability in Learning and Teaching Community of Practice

The Sustainability in Learning & Teaching Community of Practice aims to bring together colleagues from across the University to advance the understanding and implementation of good practice in sustainability.

The Economics of the Race to Net Zero: A Marathon, Not A Sprint

By Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, one of the UK’s leading economist, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, and a member of the Scotia Group Our transition to net-zero carbon emissions will be the most radical economic transition we’ve ever made in peacetime.  The Industrial Revolution was driven by the active pursuit of profit.…

Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education

The PIMA Network has dedicated its 39th Bulletin to the topic of Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE).

Climate Law and Governance Day: Interview with an Organiser

In a series of interviews in the lead-up to COP26 in Glasgow, we are chatting with academics whose research is focused on sustainability and tackling climate change. Susanne Stühlinger is a PhD researcher in the School of Law involved in organising the Climate Law and Governance Day. Could you briefly discuss the main topics of…

Building resilience with equity – Perspectives from cities and neighbourhoods in the Global South

Cities are complex systems encompassing infrastructure, health, and social and economic factors so resilience strategies must incorporate the reduction of poverty and inequality.

UBDC and COP26 – using our data and expertise to tackle the climate crisis

How the Urban Big Data Centre is working to discover climate action solutions and helping others to access the data and skills they need to do the same.

Amplifying Children’s Voices

In the build-up to COP26, Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS) at the University of Glasgow is using the capabilities approach to facilitate workshops between schools in West Dunbartonshire and in Luis Cruz Martinez, Chile.

An Interview with Samantha Suter: Combining Citizen Science and Remote Sensing Approaches for Habitat Monitoring

We interview Samantha Suter on the importance of understanding how climate change affects biodiversity.

Media focus on the Children’s Voices climate project

A Scotland-Chile to amplify children’s voices in the climate change discussion is getting attention

An Interview With Dr Mark Wong: SMART Climate Action

Dr Mark Wong discusses the research that went into his event on SMART Climate Action

An Interview with Dr Allan Gillies: Biodiversity Protection is Interwoven with Socio-Environmental Justice

An Interview with Dr Allan Gillies on how environmentalism and social justice are interwoven with each other.

An Interview with Dr Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah – Greenhouse Gas Reduction at a Local Level

We speak to Dr Mohammad Aminur Rahman Shah on his work in local perceptions of greenhouse gas reduction

International Relations event week ‘Confronting climate change: toward COP26’

Hosted by Politics & International Relations, this series of recorded events offered fascinating insights into current challenges in global climate policy.  

Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

By facilitating a novel decentralized climate organization, blockchain technology holds promise to foster global cooperation to tackle climate change.

A 10-year plan to save the world’s soil

Recent science may take us a long way to an anser on how best to achieve global progress on improving soil.

Predictions for COP26 from Head of Oxfam Scotland

Predictions from Jamie Livingstone, Head of Oxfam Scotland, for the COP-26 conference in November.

Children’s Voices for Climate Change: A research-practice partnership between Scotland and Chile

Schools in Scotland and Chile are in a research practice partnership, using the approach developed by CNS to amplify children’s voices in the climate change discussion.

The Business of Sustainability Webinar Series – Scotch Whisky Association

Recording of an event at which Morag Garden, Head of Sustainability at the Scotch Whisky Association, outlined the key sustainability challenges and opportunities facing this important Scottish industry.

The Business of Sustainability webinar series – BASF

Recording of a talk by Geoff Mackey, BASF Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, in the first of a series of events focused on how businesses will respond to the climate change crisis.

Green Recovery Dialogues – experts’ videos

Videos prepared to provide contexts and ideas for a series of Green Recovery Dialogues intended to progress a just and sustainable recovery from COVID-19.