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Doctors, academics, faith leaders representing millions of people and MPs demand Boris Johnson comes up with a climate plan

(3 November 2020)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson received what the i newspaper calls a “flurry of letters” from doctors, academics, religious leaders, young activists and politicians urging him to to come up with a climate plan ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which the UK Government hosts in Glasgow next year. This includes a letter signed by key Durham Institute Researchers from COP26 Universities Network. 

A series of open letters to the UK government, these groups have united around demands for the UK to commit to a strong plan to cut carbon emissions in time for a summit on 12 December which will mark 5 years since the Paris Agreement was signed. All countries are required to submit these plans and the UK hasn’t yet.

Durham Energy Institute is a member of the COP26 Universities Network - a group of 48 universities and national research centres, who have come together to support the run up to, delivery of, and legacy from COP26.

250 academics from these institutes sent a letter that states “We would like to encourage the UK to show leadership in this regard, by leading the way in submitting a highly ambitious, 1.5°C-aligned NDC as soon as possible. As a group of the UK’s leading scientists and experts on climate change and sustainability – and, crucially, the feasibility of delivering net zero changes by 2050 – we would be delighted to offer evidence-based knowledge and support, if required, to help you make such a submission.”

Hundreds of scientists, professors and academics have signed a letter calling for greater ambition. Signatories from DEI include:

Professor Simone Abram, Professor of Anthropology, DEI Director, Durham University

Dr Huashan Bao, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, DEI Fellow, Durham University

Dr Joanna Berry, Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship), DEI Director

Professor Jon Gluyas, DEI Executive Director, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, Durham University

Dr Douglas Halliday, DEI Director, Durham University 

Professor Simon Hogg, Ørsted Professor in Renewable Energy, Durham University

Dr. Jeremy Schmidt, Department of Geography, Durham University

Dr Andrew Smallbone, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, DEI Fellow

Dr Olivia Woolley, Associate Professor in Biolaw, Durham Law School


The COP26 Universities letter

The Right Honourable Boris Johnson
Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

The undersigned on behalf of the COP26 Universities Network,
c/o Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment,
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ

28 October 2020

Dear Prime Minister,

Earlier this year, we introduced ourselves to Minister Alok Sharma as academics and researchers in a growing network of 48 UK universities and national research centres, who have come together to support the run up to, delivery of, and legacy from COP26. Our website will launch soon at https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/cop26/

Many of our academics are working closely with the UK Government, devolved administrations, industry, local government and NGOs to provide a firm evidence base and range of possible policy solutions that can be adopted to accelerate the UK’s pathway towards net zero. We have already published two briefing notes, on A Net zero recovery from COVID-19, and on a Just Transition: Pathways to Socially Inclusive Decarbonisation.

The constantly growing body of evidence on the need to tackle climate change is stark. The Special Reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2018 and 2019 highlighted again the impacts that even a 1.5°C warmer world could have on nature such as coral, and on loss of life from climate-driven weather events, such as coastal floods. Impacts on human health and economic activity are also significant. As a result, reducing total global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero as soon as possible in the latter half of this century is more urgent than ever.

With this sense of urgency in mind, the core objectives of COP26 – to secure global commitment to highly ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, thus putting the world on track to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement – are vitally important. We welcome your leadership in hosting a high ambition event in December this year, to lay the groundwork for nations to submit ambitious upgrades to their existing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the coming months. This will kick start a year of action in the run-up to COP26 and underpin international progress towards a successful summit in 2021.

We would like to encourage the UK to show leadership in this regard, by leading the way in submitting a highly ambitious, 1.5°C-aligned NDC as soon as possible. As a group of the UK’s leading scientists and experts on climate change and sustainability – and, crucially, the feasibility of delivering net zero changes by 2050 – we would be delighted to offer evidence-based knowledge and support, if required, to help you make such a submission.

We value our excellent relations with your team and would be delighted to have a meeting with you if you feel that it could be helpful. 

Yours sincerely,

  1. Professor Simone Abram, Professor of Anthropology, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University 
  2. Professor Carol Adams, Professor of Accounting, Durham University Business School
  3. Dr. Matthew Agarwala, The Wealth Economy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy
  4. Panagiotis Angeloudis, Reader in Transport Systems and Logistics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  5. Yuri Artioli, Senior Marine Ecosystem modeller, Member of the Executive committee of North East Atlantic Hub of GOA-ON
  6. Ed Atkins, Lecturer, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
  7. Professor William Austin, Professor of Geography & Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews
  8. Dr Robin B Lamboll, Research Associate in Climate Science and Policy, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  9. Julie Baddeley, Director, Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change Engagement, University of Cambridge
  10. Professor Jonathan Bamber, Director Bristol Glaciology Centre, University of Bristol
  11. Dr Huashan Bao, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Durham University
  12. Aina Roca Barcelo, Research Postgraduate, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
  13. John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, Queens University Belfast
  14. Professor Paul Bates CBE, Professor of Hydrology, University of Bristol
  15. Bianca van Bavel, PhD Researcher in Climate & Health, University of Leeds
  16. Richard Beardsworth, Professor of International Relations, University of Leeds
  17. Professor Eric Beinhocker, Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford
  18. Professor Keith Bell, Professor of Smart Grids, University of Strathclyde
  19. Dr Joanna Berry, Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship), Durham Energy Institute
  20. Samuel Betts-Davies, Project Researcher for Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, University of Leeds
  21. Nicola Blasetti, Research Assistant, Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
  22. Elizabeth Bomberg, Professor of Environmental Politics, University of Edinburgh
  23. Dr Lina I. Brand-Correa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds
  24. Rachel Bray, Research Associate, University of Strathclyde
  25. Professor Carol Brayne, Professor of Public Health Medicine, Co-Director Cambridge Public Health, University of Cambridge
  26. Oliver Broad, Senior Research Fellow, Energy Systems Analysis, UCL Energy Institute
  27. Dr Richard Bruce, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield
  28. Mark A Burgman, Director of CEP, Chair in Risk Analysis &Environmental Policy, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  29. Isabela Butnar, Senior Researcher in Bioenergy Systems, UCL
  30. Wouter Buytaert, Professor in Hydrology and Water Resources, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  31. James M. Byrne, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
  32. Professor Andy Callinor, Professor of Climate Impacts, University of Leeds
  33. Professor Duncan Cameron, Professor of Plant and Soil Biology and Co-Director of the University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food.
  34. Pierre Candelon, Academic tutor in CeDep, SOAS University of London
  35. Roberto Cantoni, Research Fellow, SPRU, University of Sussex
  36. Molly Scott Cato, Professor of Green Economics, Roehampton University
  37. Joanna Chamberlain, Head of Environment and Energy, University of Cambridge
  38. Naveed Chaudhry, Accelerator Lead, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  39. Manish Chhowalla, Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  40. Dr Ruzanna Chitchyan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol
  41. Ruchi Choudhary, Reader of Architectural Engineering, University of Cambridge
  42. Alexandra M Collins, Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  43. Tilly Collins, Senior Teaching Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  44. Professor Shirley Congdon, VC of the University of Bradford and Chair of Yorkshire Universities Board
  45. Harland Rivas Cooper, PhD Researcher, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds
  46. Stuart Cooper, Professor of Accounting, University of Bristol
  47. Professor Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, DPhil (Oxon) MEM (Yale) BCL & LLB (McGill) BA Hons, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge
  48. Colin J Cotter, Professor of Computational Mathematics, Mathematics, Imperial College London
  49. Professor Michael Crossley FAcSS, FRSA, Senior Research Fellow, Cabot Institute for the Environment, University of Bristol
  50. Dr Jonathan Cullen, University Lecturer in Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure, University of Cambridge
  51. Professor Alan Dangour, Director, Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  52. Tina van De Flierdt, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London
  53. Dr Joanna Depledge, Fellow, Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG), University of Cambridge, and Editor, Climate Policy Journal
  54. Prof. J. S. Dennis, Head of the School of Technology, University of Cambridge
  55. Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Research Director, Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
  56. Dr Alix Dietzel, Lecturer in Global Ethics, University of Bristol
  57. Bouwe Dijkstra, Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham
  58. Dr. David Diston, Research Development Manager, Environment, University of York
  59. Dr James Dixon, Research Fellow, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
  60. Dr Steven Dobbie, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Physics, University of Leeds
  61. Catherine Dolan, Reader, Anthropology, SOAS University of London
  62. Professor Dame Athene Donald DBE FRS Master of Churchill College and Emeritus Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge
  63. Francis A Drobniewski, Chair in Global Health and Tuberculosis, Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London
  64. James Durrant, Professor of Photochemisty, Imperial College London
  65. Dr James E Tate, Associate Professor, Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds
  66. Professor Paul Ekins OBE, Director; Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London
  67. Professor Christine Ennew OBE, Provost, University of Warwick
  68. Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge
  69. Alan Feest, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  70. Richard Fenner Professor of Engineering Sustainability, University of Cambridge
  71. Dr Sheridan Few, Research Associate, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  72. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge
  73. Professor Sir Richard Friend, FRS, FREng, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  74. Dr Rebecca Ford, CP26 Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy, University of Strathclyde
  75. Professor Hayley Fowler, Professor of Climate Change Impacts and Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow, Newcastle University
  76. Allison Gaines, Research Postgraduate, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
  77. Alyssa Gilbert, Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  78. Emanuel Gloor, Professor for Global Biogeochemical Cycles, University of Leeds
  79. Professor Jon Gluyas, Durham Energy Institute, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, Durham University
  80. Sara Goodacre, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
  81. Dr. James Graham, UK Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST) & Science, Society and Sustainability research group (3S), Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, University of East Anglia
  82. Hilary Graham, Professor of Health Science, University of York
  83. Professor Lesley Gray, Professor of Climate Dynamics, Dept of Physics, University of Oxford
  84. Richard J Green, Professor of Sustainable Energy Business, Business School, Imperial College London
  85. Professor Clare Grey FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  86. Claire Grierson, Head of School Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
  87. Howard Griffiths, Professor of Plant Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
  88. Selma Guerreiro, Research Fellow, Newcastle University
  89. Peter Guthrie, Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  90. Joanna D Haigh, Distinguished Research Fellow, Physics, Imperial College London
  91. Richard Hall, Research Associate, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
  92. Dr Douglas Halliday, Durham Energy Institute, Durham University 
  93. Dr Jeff Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  94. Barbara Harriss-White FAcSS, Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
  95. Dr Astley Hastings PhD, MIMechE, C Eng., Reader, University of Aberdeen
  96. Stuart Haszeldine OBE FRSE C.Geol, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh
  97. Professor Ed Hawkins MBE, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
  98. Gabriele Hegerl, Chair of Climate System Science, University of Edinburgh
  99. Dr Claire Helen Quinn, Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management, University of Leeds
  100. Dr Harald Heubaum, Lecturer in Global Energy and Climate Policy, SOAS University of London
  101. Chris Hilson, Professor of Law, University of Reading
  102. Ben Hinder, Research Assistant, Institute of Sustainable Resources, UCL
  103. Professor Simon Hogg, Ørsted Professor in Renewable Energy, Durham University
  104. Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, Chair of Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  105. Professor Guy Howard, Global Research Chair in Environmental and Infrastructure Resilience, University of Bristol
  106. Dr. Nick Hughes, Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  107. Dr Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge
  108. Professor Craig Hutton, Professor of Sustainability Science, University of Southampton
  109. Feyzi Ismail, Research Associate, SOAS, University of London
  110. Dr Matthew Ives, Senior Researcher, Post-Carbon Transition Programme, Institute of New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford
  111. Professor Peter Jackson FBA, Professor of Geography and Co-Director of the University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food
  112. Professor Tim Jackson, Director, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey
  113. Dr Rachel James, Lecturer in Climate Science, University of Bristol
  114. Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of York
  115. Hazel Jeffery, Project Manager for UK Earth System Modelling (UKESM), NCAS
  116. Dr Neil Jennings, Partnership Development Manager, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  117. Cedric M John, Reader in Carbonate Systems and Carbonate Reservoirs, Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London
  118. Dr Helen L Johnson, Associate Professor in Climate and Ocean Modelling, University of Oxford
  119. Charles Joly, Head of Sustainability, London School of Economics
  120. Professor Aled Jones, Director, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
  121. Matthew Jones, Professor of Quaternary Science, University of Nottingham
  122. Dr Tommaso Jucker, NERC Fellow and Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
  123. Robert J K Gross, Professor of Energy Policy and Technology, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  124. Dr. Andreas Kafizas, Lecturer, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  125. Ioannis Karmpadakis, Lecturer in Coastal Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  126. Emily Kearsey, Student, UCL
  127. Srinivasan Keshav, Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science, University of Cambridge
  128. Alalea Kia, Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  129. Sir David King, Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge
  130. Prof Andreas Kontoleon, Professor of Environmental Economics and Public Policy, University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy
  131. Samuel C Krevor, Senior Lecturer, Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London
  132. Santosh Kumar, Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
  133. Professor Tim Lenton, Director Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter
  134. Dr Feja Lesniewska (FHEA), Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS, University of London
  135. Professor Simon L. Lewis, Chair in Global Change Science, University of Leeds
  136. Dr Jianing Li, Assistant Professor, University of Birmingham
  137. Dr Matthew Lockwood, Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School
  138. Joss Lyons-White, PhD student, Department of Life Sciences and Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  139. Lindsay Qianqing Mai, Research Fellow, University of Sussex
  140. Dr Angela Mae Minas, Research Associate in Climate Action, University of Manchester
  141. Dr Graham Mann, Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, Institute for Climate & Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds
  142. Robert Marchant, Professor of Tropical Ecology, University of York
  143. Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  144. Dr John Marsham, Associate Professor, University of Leeds
  145. Marc Masen, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  146. Ali Mashayekhi, Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  147. Carly McLachlan, Professor of Climate and Energy Policy, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester
  148. Dr Jim McQuaid, Deputy Head of School (Research Funding & Infrastructure), Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds
  149. Dr Ola Michalec, Research Associate, The University of Bristol
  150. Dr Lucie Middlemiss, Associate Professor in Sustainability, Co-Director Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds
  151. Ana Mijic, Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  152. Professor Rachel Mills, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences and the University Sustainability Champion, University of Southampton
  153. Jan C. Minx, Professor for Climate Change and Public Policy, Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds
  154. Tom Mitcham, PhD Student, Bristol Glaciology Centre, University of Bristol
  155. Kamiar Mohaddes, Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Fellow in Economics, King’s College, University of Cambridge
  156. Dr Fanny Monteiro, Senior Lecturer at the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
  157. Dr Brendan Moore, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, University of East Anglia
  158. Geoff Moore, Emeritus Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, Durham University Business School
  159. Professor Benito Müller, D. Phil. Oxon, Dipl. Math. ETH, Convener International Climate Policy Research, Environmental Change Institute, Member of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  160. Benjamin J. Murray, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds
  161. Rupert J Myers, Lecturer in Sustainable Materials Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  162. Dr B.D.A. Naafs, Proleptic lecturer & Royal Society Tata University Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  163. Dr. Larissa Naylor, Reader in Physical and Environmental Geography, University of Glasgow
  164. Professor Jenny Nelson FRS, Department of Physics and Grantham Institute – Climate Change & the Environment, Imperial College London
  165. David Newbery, Director of Cambridge Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge
  166. Colin Nolden, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Bristol Law School & Researcher, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
  167. Eleanor Nuttall, PhD student, Priestley Centre, University of Leeds
  168. Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director of Yorkshire Universities
  169. Jessica Omukuti PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York
  170. Professor Jouni Paavola, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), Director, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds
  171. Calliope Panoutsou, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
  172. Pablo Brito Parada, Senior Lecturer, Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London
  173. Douglas Parker, Professor of Meteorology, University of Leeds
  174. Athanasios Paschalis, Lecturer in Hydrology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  175. Dr Wouter Peeters, Lecturer in Global Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  176. Monica Pirani, Lecturer in Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
  177. Rick van der Ploeg, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
  178. Dr Cristina Peñasco, Director MPhil in Public Policy – Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). University of Cambridge
  179. Professor Wouter Poortinga, UK Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST), Professor of Environmental Psychology, Cardiff University
  180. Dr Tavis Potts, Director Centre for Energy Transition, University of Aberdeen
  181. Dr Maria Pregnolato, Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Bristol
  182. Chris Preist, Professor of Sustainability and Computer Systems, Academic Head of Sustainability, University of Bristol
  183. Laure de Preux, Assistant Professor, Business School, Imperial College London
  184. Santosa Sandy Putra, Priestley Scholars, University of Leeds
  185. Professor John Pyle, CBE FRS, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  186. Dr Ellen Quigley, Advisor to the CFO (Responsible Investment) & Research Associate (Sustainable Finance), University of Cambridge
  187. Michael H Ramage, Reader Architecture and Engineering, University of Cambridge
  188. Heather Graven, Reader in Climate Physics, Physics, Imperial College London
  189. Professor Dave Reay, Chair in Carbon Management & Education, Executive Director ECCI, University of Edinburgh
  190. Laila Read, Research Project Manager, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  191. Frederick Richards, Imperial College Research Fellow, Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London
  192. Dr Jamie Rickman, Research Fellow in Complex Networks, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  193. Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Reading
  194. Graham Room, Professor of European Social Policy, University of Bath
  195. Dr Ges Rosenberg, Research Fellow in Engineering Systems and Design, University of Bristol
  196. Dr Rachael Rothman, Co-Director, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and Academic Lead for Sustainability, University of Sheffield
  197. Bill Rutherford, Chair in Biochemistry of Solar Energy, Life Sciences, Imperial College London
  198. Professor Anthony J Ryan OBE, Director, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures & Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Sheffield
  199. Dr Paola Sakai, UKRI Research and Innovation Fellow, University of Leeds
  200. Dr Annalisa Savaresi, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Stirling
  201. Dr Daniel Say, Research Associate, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group, University of Bristol
  202. Professor Daniela Schmidt FRSB, Cabot Institute and School of Earth Sciences, Research Director Faculty of Science, University of Bristol
  203. Dr. Jeremy Schmidt, Department of Geography, Durham University
  204. Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge
  205. Dr. Franziska Schrodt, Assistant Professor, Associate Editor Global Ecology and Biogeography, University of Nottingham
  206. E Marian Scott OBE, FRSE, CStat, PhD, Professor of Environmental Statistics, University of Glasgow
  207. Professor Nathalie Seddon, Director Nature-based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford
  208. Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge
  209. Professor Henry Shue, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford
  210. Professor Martin Siegert, Co-Director Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  211. Mark Sinclair, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield
  212. Francesco Sindico, Director, Strathclyde Centre of Environmental Law and Governance
  213. Prof. Henning Sirringhaus, FRS, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Cambridge 
  214. Aruna Sivakumar, Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  215. Dr Sofie Sjögersten, Professor in Environmental Science, University of Nottingham
  216. Dr Amanda Slevin, PCAN Policy Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast
  217. Dr Andrew Smallbone, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Department of Engineering, Durham University
  218. Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Master of Pembroke College Cambridge
  219. Pete Smith (FRS, FRSE), Professor of Soils & Global Change, University of Aberdeen
  220. Prof Ken Smith, Head of the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
  221. Jo Smith, Professor of Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics, University of Aberdeen
  222. Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Associate Professor in Sustainability Research and Computational Social Sciences, University of Leeds
  223. Professor Vanessa Speight, Professor of Integrated Water Systems, University of Sheffield
  224. Philip Stier, Professor of Atmospheric Physics, Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, University of Oxford
  225. Simon L C De Stercke, Research Associate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  226. Marc E J Stettler, Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London
  227. Samuel Stevenson, Research Assistant, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  228. Dame Barbara Stocking, President, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
  229. Lindsay C. Stringer, Professor in Environment and Development, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York
  230. Andrew Sturdy, Professor of Organisation and Management, University of Bristol
  231. Andrew Sudmant, Research Fellow, Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
  232. Professor George Swann, Professor of Palaeoclimatology, University of Nottingham
  233. Dr Thomas Tanner, Director, Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP), SOAS University of London
  234. Professor Colin Taylor BSc PhD CEng FICE, Emeritus Professor of Earthquake Engineering, Academic Convenor for the South West Infrastructure Partnership
  235. Professor Richard Templer FRSC, FRSA, Director of Innovation, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  236. Harriet Thew, COP26 Fellow, University of Leeds
  237. Amy Thompson, Head of Policy Programmes and Communications, University of Bath
  238. Dr Steffi Tille, Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield
  239. Dr Julia Tomei, Lecturer in Energy, Resources and Development, UCL Energy Institute
  240. Professor Jaime L. Toney, Professor of Environmental and Climate Science, University of Glasgow
  241. Dr Carol Turley OBE, Senior Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  242. Dr Anne Velenturf, Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds
  243. Dr Caroline Verfuerth, Research Associate, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST), Cardiff University
  244. Apostolos Voulgarakis, Reader in Atmospheric Physics, Physics, Imperial College London
  245. Professor Jim W Hall FREng, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, Director of Research in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
  246. Dr Markus W. Gehring, J.S.D. (Yale), LL.M. (Yale), Dr iur. (Hamburg), MA (Cantab), Faculty of Law, Director of Studies, Hughes Hall. University of Cambridge
  247. Christopher J Waite, Research Associate, Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London
  248. Dr Sara Walker SFHEA, MWES, Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, Newcastle University
  249. Rachael Ward, Postgraduate Research student Physical Geography and Research Technician in Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
  250. Bonnie G. Waring, Senior Lecturer, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, Imperial College London
  251. Peter Watson, Research Fellow, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
  252. Dr Ellen Webborn, Research Associate in data science and end use energy demand, UCL Energy Institute
  253. Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director – UK Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST)
  254. Professor Steve Widdicombe, Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  255. Dr Matthew Winning, Research Associate, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  256. Cordula Wittekind, PhD student, University of Leeds
  257. Professor James Wood, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge
  258. Dr Olivia Woolley, Associate Professor in Biolaw, Durham Law School
  259. Mark Workman, Faculty of Engineering, Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London
  260. Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
  261. Professor Xiao-Ping Zhang, Chair in Electrical Power Systems, Director of Smart Grid, Birmingham Energy Institute, Co-Director, Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham
  262. Dimitri Zenghelis, Special Advisor: The Wealth Economy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge
  263. Dr Ron Zimmern MA. FRCP, FFPHM. Chair. Executive Committee Hughes Hall Centre for Climate Change Engagement. University of Cambridge