ECCI and COP21

Last year ended with the crucial COP21 climate talks in Paris aimed at reaching a global agreement to keep global warming below 2°C. 

The climate talks can rightly be described as a big step forward and under the Paris Agreement nearly 200 countries have committed to taking specific action to tackle climate change. 

ECCI hosted a series events in the lead up to the Paris negotiations, linking with the University of Edinburgh's Action for the Climate initiative, to raise public awareness and create a platform for discussion.

Watch thought pieces from ECCI's leading thinkers below.

And read our recent opinion piece about Scotland's role at COP21 in the Scotsman - by ClimateXChange Project Director Ragne Low - here.

Andy Kerr, ECCI Executive Director

Dr Andy Kerr discusses the significance of Scotland's tough Emissions Reduction Targets.



Ed Craig, ECCI Head of Innovation

Head of Enterprise & Innovation at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Ed Craig discusses what Scotland (and its innovative SMEs) can offer to the climate change conference and beyond.

Ragne Low, Project Director ClimateXChange

Ragne Low is Project Manager at ClimateXChange. Here she discusses why Scotland's Climate Change Act (2009) has set a gold standard internationally.

Watch more videos in the Action for Climate series here:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/sustainability/themes/climate-change/videos

 

Our Changing World: Reshaping Our World With New Energy Systems

Our Changing World is a series of public lectures examining the global challenges facing society, and the role of academia in meeting these challenges.

Dr Andrew Kerr, Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre on Carbon Innovation, delivers the fifth lecture in the 2015 Our Changing World series.

Andy's lecture focuses on how innovation within energy systems can address the impacts of climate change and help reshape our world.

Our Changing World is a series of public lectures examining the global challenges facing society, and the role of academia in meeting these challenges.

There is a growing recognition across the world of the urgency of tackling a range of difficult, complex and inter-related issues that impact human wellbeing.

These issues include food, energy and water security, the spread of infectious diseases, developments in technology and medicine, and climate change.

The series, delivered by distinguished speakers, focuses on the contribution academia can make to understanding and addressing these global challenges.

Find out more: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/events/lecture-series/changing-world