COP26 Special Issue: UN Climate Change Conference 2021

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations annual climate change conference. COP stands for Conference of the Parties. Parties are the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - a treaty agreed in 1994 which has 197 Parties (196 countries and the EU). The 2021 conference, hosted by the UK, together with our partners Italy, in Glasgow, will be the 26th meeting of the Parties, which is why it's called COP26.

United Nations climate change conferences are among the largest international meetings in the world. The negotiations between governments are complex and involve officials from every country in the world as well as representatives from civil society and the global news media.

To build momentum for this pivotal event, we're sharing a curated list of impactful book chapters and journal articles that will drive research and deliver meaningful ways to take positive environmental action.

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Renewable Energy, Volume 130, January 2019

Distributed generation plays an important role in energy systems across the world. This paper presents a comprehensive overview of hosting capacity in power systems.
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Signal Processing, Volume 190, January 2022

Review of the use of deep learning algorithms in wildfire detection at an early stage in forest and wildland areas. Aim of the technique is to reduce loss of human lives and forest resources.
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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 42, December 2021

Diverse hunks of science information successfully reduce global warming denial. Scientific literacy in climate change education crucially facilitates acceptance. Directly addressing climate misinformation is useful in climate change cognition.
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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 42, December 2021

Three basic social concerns are important to climate change: prosociality, egalitarianism, and concern with animals.
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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 42, December 2021

The Campbell paradigm, in which a particular behavior is controlled by a single reason or goal, is presented in the context of climate change mitigation.
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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 42, December 2021

Environmental values and identities are consistent motivators of climate action.
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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 42, December 2021

Emotions are major drivers of climate change perceptions and actions, and positive and negative emotional communications can promote sustainable behavior.
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Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 42, December 2021

Using consumer behavior to improving our understanding of effective ways to mobilize consumers to mitigate climate change.
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International Journal of Nursing Studies, Volume 123, November 2021

A plea to all nurses and midwives to join a global movement to avert a disaster on a global scale before it is too late.
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Public Health in Practice, Volume 2, November 2021

Research into how cyclones are becoming more common due to climate change and the affects cyclones can have on disease outbreaks, resulting in a greater risk to public health.

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