Welcome to our COP26 Hub! 

There is much at stake at COP26. Many are calling for urgent and transformative change across all sectors of society to avoid ecological and social catastrophe. But what changes are needed and who are likely to be the winners and losers?

Political Studies can help inform policy makers and citizens on the impact of political, ethical, cultural, socio-economic and technological shifts needed to tackle climate change.

This COP26 Hub brings together notable contributions from PSA members and the wider academic community.

Related Events

PSA Annual Lecture 2021
Watch the recording of our 2021Annual Lecture titled 'Frozen Out? Political Science in a Heating World' from Professor Robyn Eckersley. Chaired by Emma Vardy.
'This is What a Real Emergency Looks Like’
This PSA 2021 Undergraduate Conference Keynote was delivered by Professor John Barry (Queen's University Belfast).

Articles & Blogs

Glasgow’s COP26: The Need for Urgency at ‘The Next Paris
A Political Insight Open Access article by Paul Tobin and Joshua Barritt
Making the Paris Agreement: Historical Processes and the Drivers of Institutional Desig
A Political Studies Open Access article by Jen Iris Allan, Charles B Roger, Thomas N Hale, Steven Bernstein, Yves Tiberghien, Richard Balme
UK in a Changing Europe's COP26 Preview
Read Joël Reland's article which explains what COP is, what COP's have achieved in the past, what are the main objectives of COP26, and more. 
Climate Assemblies and the Climate Crisis
Stephen Elstub writes how the Evaluation of Climate Assembly UK can help our current climate emergency.

BJPIR Editor Choice on Climate Emergency

The British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) are posting daily about articles which relate to Climate Emergency all of this week in the run up to COP26. BJPIR’s Twitter is releasing daily tweets to announce which articles are a part of BJPIR’s editors’ choice collection on Climate Emergency.

Environmental Politics Specialist Group

Check out our Environmental Politics Specialist Group. Last month, they held their Annual workshop which previewed the 'twin COPs' on the biodiversity and climate crises. They analysed the key dynamics shaping the UN climate change conference (COP26).

PSA Student Video Competition 2019 Winners

PSA Student Video Competition 2019 'Our Climate Emergency: The Voice of the Next Generation'. Here's the entry from Rosa & Lily (City of London School for Girls), the winners of our 2019 competition which shows the views of climate change activists and activism in the UK.

More Content

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