Date: 10 November 2021
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Online

Join our livestream from COP26 as we showcase innovative projects from the UK and US in the running to be awarded the Climate Challenge Cup.

About this event

We’re delighted to invite you to the online streaming of the Climate Challenge Cup Awards Ceremony; an evening of inspiration, networking, and celebration taking place at COP26.

No one can fight climate change alone. That’s why the Climate Challenge Cup is celebrating civic research partnerships in the UK and US, where organisations are working collaboratively to tackle climate change.

This international competition is delivered by the research organisation, social investor and community practitioner, The Young Foundation, in the UK, and by MetroLab Network, a civic research and innovation collaborative, in the US.

Join us to discuss climate action and hear about innovative and scalable projects that are helping communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change, from wildfires to extreme flooding. You’ll also hear from partnerships helping cities achieve their net zero targets.

The event will culminate in an award ceremony, with an expert panel of judges including:

  • Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs
  • Daze Aghaji, Young UK Climate Justice Activist
  • Nicola Yates OBE, CEO of the Connected Places Catapult
  • Dr Atiya Martin, CEO and Founder of All Aces, Inc
  • Professor Alex N. Halliday, Director of the Earth Institute and Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School

6-6.30pm – Inspiring speakers discussing how innovation benefits place, the value of partnerships between universities, civic organisations and communities to tackle climate change, and the opportunity for civic spaces and community integration.

6.30pm-7.10pm – Q&A and panel discussion about opportunities and challenges for civic action to tackle climate change

7.10pm-7.20pm – Interval

7.20pm-8.30pm – Climate Challenge Cup Award Ceremony

8.30pm-9pm – Virtual networking

The Climate Challenge Cup is supported by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with grant funding, and by the City of Glasgow, as well as the UK’s Science and Innovation Network, Innovate UK, The University of Glasgow and Vertigo Ventures.

Register to join us here.

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