What is The Climate Callout?
The world is in the middle of a climate crisis and as it is one the most pressing issues facing humanity, the University is committed to continue to play a leading role in creating a more sustainable world through its research, teaching and operations as well as through the collaboration with our external partners and community networks.
In November the world’s governments will meet at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow to decide how to tackle the climate crisis. The UK government is offering a platform for business, civil society and young people to have their voices heard at the conference through events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments.
The London Met Lab’s Environment Champions want you to get involved!
London Met’s environmental impact goals
By continuous collaborative work between students and staff we have reduced our carbon footprint by 78% during 2019-20 from a 2009 baseline figure and met our 2020 target four years early and this year we will set new and ambitious targets to reduce our impact on environment even further.
Why enter The Climate Callout?
The Climate Callout invites you to submit a proposal to us to have your voice heard at the conference and to showcase our University’s continuous commitment to the environment and address the climate change through the form of a workshop, a film, a sculpture, a performance etc.
The London Met Lab Environment Champions will assess the proposals against the criteria which is outlined within this competition guidance and select the winning proposal, publicise it on the University’s website, and submit it for consideration by the UK government. If successful, your proposal could run at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.
What is 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. https://ukcop26.org/
Why does climate change matter?
Climate change ‘will threaten food production, freshwater supplies, coastal infrastructure, and especially the welfare of the huge population currently living in low-lying areas.’1
‘Rapid human-caused climate changes mean that less time is available to allow for adaptation measures to be put in place or for ecosystems to adapt, posing greater risks in areas vulnerable to more intense extreme weather events and rising sea levels.’2
1, 2 The Royal Society (2020) 17. Are climate changes of a few degrees a cause for concern?
(Accessed 30 January 2021)
Register interest for
The Climate Callout
Interested in taking part in The Climate Callout? Simply register your details below to hear more from the London Met Lab team!