COP26: Where do we go from here?

  • December 1, 2021 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Online and in person at The Royal Society

The COP26 Climate Change conference brings the leaders of the world together in the UK, in the most important meeting since Paris in 2015.This event, held 2 weeks after the conference has concluded, reflected on progress made at the conference, and asked what next for the UK.

This event was dedicated to the memory of the Earl of Selborne. John Selborne served in many roles in science, technology and the environment over many years, including (amongst many others) Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology, Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, Chairman of the Parliamentary Science and Technology Information Foundation, Chancellor of the University of Southampton, President of the Royal Geographical Society, Chairman of the Agricultural Research Council, and a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. 

The event was organised by the Foundation for Science and Technology on behalf of several organisations that John Selborne worked with over the years.

The Lord Broers FRS FREng
House of Lords
Professor Sir Dieter Helm
Professor of Economic Policy, University of Oxford
Professor Sir Ian Boyd
Professor of Biology, University of St Andrews
Baroness Young of Old Scone
House of Lords
Professor Sir Charles Godfray
Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

The University of Southampton
The Parliamentary Science and Technology Information Foundation

This discussion appeared in the FST journal below.

This issue of the Foundation's journal includes reports on gaining strategic advantage in science and technology, climate change post COP-26; the UK AI Strategy, rebuilding the electricity grid, and European space policy. It has editorial articles from Chi Onwurah MP,  and from Hermann Hauser and Hazem Danny Nakib.

Volume 23, Issue 2