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Countdown to COP26 – environmental action powered by data

October 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

It might be easy right now to think all our environmental challenges will be solved by ‘reducing emissions’ – but that’s only the start, or part of, the problem.

So, ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, we’re convening a positive conversation with people who are tackling these many, complex issues, from local to global efforts, and using data to support their work.

Join us to hear from:

Professor Simon Caporn, Professor of Ecology and Environment Department of Natural Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University, on his work with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust collecting data on the carbon balance of Manchester’s peatlands.

Dr Adelina Mensah, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies at the University of Ghana, talking about the work she’s done in communities locally to help them capture and share water data, helping them prepare for floods.

George Coombs from Our Streets Chorlton, who’s on the ground in his local Manchester community supporting others to understand how collecting data about where you live can help make the case for change.

Sophie Walker, COO of Dsposal, who’s working to improve data about waste, so we can make better decisions about how we reduce, reuse and recycle.

Register for your free ticket here.

Important information:

This event will take place online via Zoom. We will send out a link to join the session on the morning of the event and 30 minutes before the start time.

The talks will be recorded and made available online.

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