What Really Happened at COP28

Students and staff from the University of Reading who attended COP on the ground in Dubai and in the COP Climate Action Studio Newsroom in Reading, will share their perspectives on the conference. We will cover the overall outcomes as well as specific topics that we have engaged with more deeply such as biodiversity, loss and damages and the rights and perspective of indigenous peoples. 

COP28 – United Arab Emirates, Dubai

The University of Reading is an official Observer of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) process, a status obtained and maintained by the Walker Institute.

Annual Conference OR65 – Presentation from Dr Harley Pope

Dr Harley Pope attended the conference and delivered a presentation on the following topic: “Finding common ground or harmonising the incommensurable? A critical reflection on integrating diverse systems thinking approaches through exploring the nature of mind and its foundational role in the act of structuring reality.”

Adaptation Futures – October 2 to 6, 2023

The Walker Institute will be attending the conference Adaptation Futures taking place from October 2 to 6 this year. More than 1500 members of the climate change adaptation community from around the world gather in Montreal to share their knowledge on the challenges and opportunities of adaptation.


Outreach Climate Change Talk at Henley College

Dr Cathie Wells and PhD student Jessica Underwood were invited by Henley College to present the Walker Institute’s work and their involvement in CoP27 to a group of Year 12 and 13 environmental science students, within the broader framework of climate change adaptation.

COP Events

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