Past event

Join UKCDR for our upcoming webinar, Supporting the COP26 priorities through research on international development and climate change.

The event will:

  • Showcase impacts resulting from UK-funded research;
  • Share learning around research to achieve the COP26 priorities;
  • Provide an opportunity for further discussion and networking.

Date: Thursday 12th November

Time: 14:00-15:30 GMT

Virtual networking: 15:30 – 16:00 GMT (optional, opt in when registering)

How to register:

Interested colleagues and stakeholders can register using the following link:

For more information on the event, please contact Laura Scott (

If you have any issues completing the registration, please contact


Time Agenda item Lead
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome and introduction Marta Tufet, Executive Director, UKCDR
14:10 – 14:20 Setting the scene: The role of research in supporting the COP26 priorities Mark Pelling, GCRF Resilience Challenge Lead
14:20 – 14:50 Panel 1: Showcase presentations and Q&A

  • Ethics in adaptation and resilience (Dr Keith Hyams, University of Warwick)
  • Collaborative solutions to manage adaptation and monitoring climate change in periurban Mexico (Dr Emma R. Morales & Dr María Eugenia Ibarrarán, Ibero Puebla, and Dr Soledad García Ferrari, University of Edinburgh)
  • Modern Energy Cooking Services (Prof Ed Brown, UK Low Carbon Energy for Development Network)
Showcase (various)
14:50 – 15:15 Panel 2: Showcase presentations and Q&A

  • Improving how knowledge on forests and trees is understood and used to tackle the climate crisis (Dr Robert Nasi, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR))
  • Safeguarding riparian ecosystems and livelihoods as safety nets and in the face of a changing climate change: insights from a semi-arid savannah, Zimbabwe ( Dr Olga Kupika, Chinhoyi University of Technology)
  • Development of Coastal Bangladesh Under Climate Change Scenarios (Prof Robert Nicholls, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia)
Showcase (various)
15:15 – 15:25 Funders: Next steps to COP26 FCDO and UKRI
15:25 – 15:30 Close Marta Tufet
15:30 – 16:00 Virtual networking (optional) Open to all webinar attendees