Waterloo’s Engagement with COP26

Monday, November 1, 2021

The Climate Change Summit (COP26) is now underway in Glasgow, UK, and Waterloo is maintaining its (virtual) engagement in the summit in various ways. We were delighted to work with the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) to report on two sets of connected activities by Waterloo members – our virtual delegates to COP26, and a four-continent-wide co-curricular student engagement activity focused on the outcomes of COP26. Full details are available in today’s Daily Bulletin.

In addition, yesterday in University World News, an article entitled “Developing university partnerships for a better world” co-authored by our AVP-I, Professor Ian Rowlands, and his University of Strathclyde counterpart, Professor Andrew Goudie was published.­ The article describes the evolution of the Waterloo-Strathclyde partnership, including its critical climate components, and distills some key lessons. The article is available here.