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Civil society and COP – COP CAS student blog

Civil society and COP – COP CAS student blog

By Catherine Toolan, Thea Stevens, Fiona Spuller, and Alex Moores In part one of this blog series on civil society and climate empowerment we examined the disconnect between civil society and COP negotiations. In this second part we attempt ...
COP27’s first ever official water day was a drought event – COP CAS student blog

COP27’s first ever official water day was a drought event – COP CAS student blog

By Sharon Mandipe and Sarah Watson It has been argued by the United Nations that climate change is primarily a water crisis (UN Water n.d.). We all felt the effects of the relationship between climate change and water when temperatures ...
Decarbonisation through an African lens – COP CAS student blog

Decarbonisation through an African lens – COP CAS student blog

By Chris Pesso  The Oil and Gas Industry, over the past decades, has significantly contributed to the rise of CO2 emissions. The time has arrived for these companies to start funding the development of new technologies towards renewable ...
Daraja: The weather bridge for early action in urban communities – COP CAS student blog

Daraja: The weather bridge for early action in urban communities – COP CAS student blog

By Laura Reeves and Nerea Ferrando Jorge DARAJA means bridge in Swahili which is fitting as this project aims to bridge the gap between urban communities and weather agencies, in order to make 1 billion people safer from climate disasters by ...
Bringing nature onto the table at COP27 – COP CAS student blog

Bringing nature onto the table at COP27 – COP CAS student blog

By Alex Moores, Chris Wyver, Rana Ozturk and Shammi Akhter We are approaching the halfway mark of this year’s COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and the key discussion threads are still developing even as negotiations begin to get underway. ...
No climate justice without human rights – COP CAS student blog

No climate justice without human rights – COP CAS student blog

  By Rana Ozturk, Alex Moores, Chris Wyver, Shammi Akhter “Justice will not be served up on a platter, we will have to take it.” -Yeb Saño This year at COP many people have spoken up about the issue of Climate Justice. We all ...
Regulation of plastic industry to combat climate crisis – COP CAS student blog

Regulation of plastic industry to combat climate crisis – COP CAS student blog

By Shammi Akhter, Alex Moores, Chris Wyver and Rana Ozturk The plastic industry is a carbon and fossil-fuel-intensive sector. People consume around 60 million plastic bottles every hour and only 9% is recycled1. More than half plastic ...
Planet Partners: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together – Free access online course

Planet Partners: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together – Free access online course

Planet Partners: Tackling the Climate Crisis Together is a free access short online course hosted on FutureLearn. Learners will follow UoR students Emily and Nick as they interview experts to find out how climate change impacts our health, the ...
(Not) addressing the elephant in the room – COP CAS student blog

(Not) addressing the elephant in the room – COP CAS student blog

By: Philippa Oppenheimer, Dannielle Roche, Fiona Spuler. The last IPCC AR6 working group two report states that 3.6 billion people worldwide live in contexts that are dangerously vulnerable to climate change impacts, particularly in the ...
Get lost…in the climate data – COP CAS student blog

Get lost…in the climate data – COP CAS student blog

By Sharon Mandipe and Will Shields. Sitting here in Walker’s COP27 Climate Action Studio in Reading, the thought of spending an entire day covering the conference was always going to be a daunting task. With so many things going on within ...