The University of Reading is an official Observer of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) process, having participated in almost a decade of the global climate conference and negotiating platform. This status was obtained and maintained by the Walker Institute and underpins our direct research in support of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which we are heavily involved in (particularly WGI on The Physical Science – with most lead authors of any single institution in the world) at UoR.
We will be present in COP28 this year in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai. You can follow our activities during COP28 as well as read updates on what is happening around the world leading up to the UNFCCC conference in December 2023.
Watch this space for updates on upcoming side events and activities during COP28 from the Walker Institute:
- The UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN) is delighted to be coordinating a scholarship programme for two one-week delegations of UK ECRs to attend COP28. Full details on eligibility and instructions on how to apply are available here. The deadline to apply is 20 September 2023 23:59 hours. Please note that passes to the Blue Zone are not provided through this opportunity
- The co-facilitators of the technical dialogue (TD) of the first Global Stocktake under the Paris Agreement (GST1) have published the synthesis report on the UNFCC website. Watch the broadcast on YouTube.