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Forest conservation policies must safeguard indigenous peoples’ rights, researchers urge

Global policy commitments on conservation such as the recent COP 26 declaration on Forest and Land Use are a step in the right direction but policy-makers must be inclusive of indigenous peoples and ensure that any initiatives learn from the long and problematic history of forest conservation, argues an international consortium of indigenous scholar activists and social, cultural, environmental, and behavioural scientists in correspondence published today [13] in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Thu 13 Jan 2022, 17:30 | Tags: climate change, COP26, conservation

New city climate change commission to drive forward low carbon targets

Senior leaders from organisations across Coventry met today to help shape and move forward actions to reduce the impact of climate change.  

A new Coventry Climate Change Board will meet regularly to share policies, plans, good practice and work together collaboratively in an effort to keep the city on track for a zero carbon future. The Board is chaired by Margot James, the former minister for culture, communications and creative industries and Executive Chair for the Warwickshire Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick.

Wed 17 Nov 2021, 16:01 | Tags: climate change, WMG, Coventry, COP26, Sciences

Coventry schools to build future cities from recycled household items

TeenTech City of Tomorrow will see Coventry school children make a city of recyclable household items, with help from researchers at WMG, University of Warwick who will teach them all about sustainability. A select few ideas – buildings and technology- will then be exhibited at the Coventry Transport Museum.

CO2 consuming concrete technology showcased at COP26 to be tested at University of Warwick

Technology developed by Concrete4Change that can make concrete a carbon sink rather than carbon producer will be trialled and tested by researchers from the University of Warwick. The technology which could revolutionise the concrete industry on a global scale, has been showcased and won an award at COP26.

University of Warwick COP26 researchers and academics: media pack

A list of 16 academics and researchers from the University of Warwick attending the COP26 summit in Glasgow next week has been announced.

Thu 28 Oct 2021, 11:28 | Tags: University of Warwick, climate change, COP26

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