World-leading climate research from the University of Reading is set to be showcased at the COP28 global climate change conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Represented by the Walker Institute, University delegates will participate in research activities, host climate events, and provide expert advice to policymakers from 30 November to 12 December 2023.
The University will be involved with a small on-site delegation, with dozens of other delegates joining remotely in event and fringe meetings – including Professor Robert Van de Noort, University of Reading Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Rosalind Cornforth, Director of the Walker Institute, said: " COP28, the 2023 climate COP, is a defining moment for the world. We must come together – scientists, policymakers, and communities – and accelerate action on climate change, ensuring adaptation finance flows to developing countries. Failure to do so is not an option.
Such agreements made at COP must be informed by strong evidence, so we are proud to be at the forefront of providing the latest climate research and pioneering transdisciplinary approaches bringing climate and livelihoods research together to address the adaptation gaps. Our aim is to enable meaningful policy action on climate risk and adaptation that help communities worldwide build resilience to climate change. Our work at COP28 will focus on sharing evidence-based metrics to rapidly advance the implementation of adaptation plans."