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.

Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

An overview of more than 6000 chemicals reported to be found in plastics and the challenges and gaps in assessing their impacts on the environment and human health along the life cycle of plastic products.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

Hydrogen as a game changer to to reach UN SDG 7, ‘affordable and clean energy’ and a review of the policy framework for a hydrogen economy.
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Global Environmental Change, Volume 70, September 2021

The paper explores the connection between climate change-induced disasters, inequality and vulnerability, by studying a panel of 149 countries from 1992 to 2018.
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Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 72, September 2021

There is growing interest in climate friendly neighbourhood research. The most covered topic of reviewed studies was the energy system. In total, 35 different terminologies were used for climate friendly neighbourhoods. There is a lack of clear definitions, both in scientific literature and international research projects.
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Geography and Sustainability, Volume 2, June 2021

This water cycle study focuses on the impacts of climate change and human activities.
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Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume , 2021

Vulnerable populations, including Black, Indigenous, and populations of color are particularly exposed to the mental health impacts of climate change.
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Materials Today Sustainability, Volume 10, December 2020

A new sustainable multifunctional nanomaterial for sustainable batteries that can electrochemically cycled in saturated CO2 aqueous conditions.

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