COP26 - Face the Facts

24 February 2021

Face the Facts

Meet some of Scotland’s leading climate researchers talking about their work in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties COP26 in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.  The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Science Advisory Council and Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society, are collaborating to help highlight Scottish research and science and its contribution to understanding and tackling climate change. A broad range of researchers and practitioners in Scotland whose work relates to the Earth’s climate are being interviewed and we will publish new videos every month in the lead up to COP26.  

Face the Facts - December 2020

Video 1 – Professor E Marian Scott OBE FRSE

Marian is Professor of Environmental Statistics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow; an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), a chartered statistician of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and a member of the SSAC.

Face the Facts | Professor Marian Scott OBE FRSE | COP26 - YouTube

Video 2 – Dr Sandro Carnicelli

Dr Sandro Carnicelli is the Marketing, Events and Tourism Unit Leader at the University of the West of Scotland, UK and is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Face the Facts | Dr. Sandro Carnicelli | COP26 - YouTube

Further information about Degrowing Tourism in attached link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09669582.2019.1601732

Face the Facts - January 2021

Video 3 - Dr Leslie Mabon

Dr Leslie Mabon is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the Scottish Association for Marine Science-University of the Highlands and Islands. He is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland, and a Future Earth Coasts Fellow.

Face the Facts | Dr. Leslie Mabon | COP26 - YouTube

Video 4 - Dr Hermione Cockburn OBE FRSE FRSGS

Hermione is Scientific Director at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh’s science centre dedicated to environmental science. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Face the Facts | Dr. Hermione Cockburn OBE | COP26 - YouTube

Face the Facts - February 2021

Video 5 - Professor Lorna Dawson CBE, FRSE, FRSA

Professor Lorna Dawson is Head of the Soil Forensics Group within the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute and honorary professor in Forensic Science at Robert Gordon University, and is SEFARI Advisor on the Scottish Government‘s (RESAS) strategic research programme 2016-2021.

Face the Facts | Professor Lorna Dawson FRSE | COP26 - YouTube

Video 6 - Dr Daniel Barreto

Dr Daniel Barreto is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University.  He is also the Head of the Research Centre for Civil Engineering and a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.  He completed his first degree in Civil Engineering at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) in 2003.

Face the Facts | Dr Daniel Barreto | COP26 - YouTube

 

 

 

 

NOTES FOR NEWS EDITORS

Media enquiries: Joanne Ward - 01412420202 / Joanne.Ward@scotland.gsi.gov.uk