With COP26 taking place in Glasgow a number of iCRAG members are attending and contributing to the conference.
On Saturday Nov 6th a number iCRAG members Director Murray Hitzman, Elspeth Wallace, Dr Paul Slezak and Dr Anna Bidgood take part in the Green Zone with a Q&A focused on mining a sustainable future. The event is linked to the Royal Society's exhibit space at the Clyde Suite in Glasgow Science Centre and is run in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London linked to the joint Mining a Sustainable Future programme.
On Thurs Nov 10th iCRAG members Prof Laurence Gill and Dr Matt Saunders of iCRAG TCD speak in the Global Peatland Pavilion Programme in Blue Zone, Hall 4, SEC, Glasgow & online. The Peatland Pavilion at the UNFCCC COP26 provides a platform to exchange knowledge and experience of successful action on peatland policy,
practice, research and innovation reflecting the value of peatlands and their role as major global stores of carbon, hotspots for biodiversity and cultural
value but also in their damaged state, as large sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
To round off the week iCRAG Principal Investigator Prof. Jenny McElwain of iCRAG at TCD chairs a special session as part of an An Extraordinary Concert for Climate Action at 19:00 in Dargan Lecture Theatre, TCD, and online.
Royal Irish Academy’s Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee in partnership with Arup brings a collaboration between Friday Nights with Yury Revich and The ClimateMusic Project. This concert includes a variety of compelling and beautiful music by world-class performers. The programme was chosen to increase awareness of the urgency of the climate crisis, to underscore the need for both individual and collective action from around the world, and to inspire the personal and political will needed to make the necessary changes to avoid irreparable harm to our world.