Join us for a webinar on the role of researchers in raising ambition for climate action.

The Priestley International Centre for Climate and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are hosting a webinar that will outline the role that researchers can play in raising the ambition for climate action in the lead up to the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26).

Register here for the webinar.

You can watch the previous webinar in this series here: What is COP and why does it matter?

This webinar will include a keynote presentation by Dr Martin Frick, Senior Director for Programmes Coordination at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Martin will provide an introduction to the UNFCCC and highlight the significance of COP26, before outlining how researchers and research institutions can effectively engage with the negotiations.

Why attend? 

Five years on from the Paris Agreement, COP26 is a critical moment for the UN process and global attempts to combat the climate crisis. With the meeting delayed until 2021, it is now more important than ever to ensure that ambition is high and action is forthcoming. The research community has an important role to play by ensuring that commitments are grounded in science, and are being delivered in a fair and transparent manner.

Who should attend 

Researchers and research managers seeking to engage in UNFCCC processes in the lead up to COP26.


  • Dr Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination at UN Climate Change 
  • Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of School and Professor of International Politics at the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds

To learn more and to register, please visit the official event page.