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PR team looking for academics to share research and expertise to coincide with COP26

The University’s PR team is set to run a mini online campaign next month to coincide with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, also referred to as ‘COP26’.

The UK will host COP26 in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021.

The PR team is interested in hearing from academics whose research areas tie in with this year’s conference themes, which are:

  • Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilise finance
  • Work together to deliver.

From understanding the impact of a 1.5 degree increase and looking at actions that can be taken to mitigate climate change, to exploring how different sectors can help achieve a net zero economy and outlining how we can protect vulnerable communities at risk of extreme weather, the team is interested in a wide range of topics.

The team is eager to hear about new research findings and projects plus ideas for longer read pieces – which could be pitched to places like The Conversation – explainers, and short videos.

Those interested in working with the media to comment on stories that emerge from COP26 or explain topics being discussed at the conference are also asked to get in touch.

The PR team is keen to work with academics from all Schools across the Loughborough and London campuses.

If you are interested in working with the PR team, please email

More on this year’s COP26 themes can be found here and more on the event can be found on the dedicated website.

The mini COP26 campaign aims to showcase the range and quality of research conducted at the University.