The Geological Society at COP26
A delegation of representatives attended the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties
On behalf of the geoscience community, a delegation of representatives attended the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to observe negotiations and represent the role of the geosciences during international climate policy negotiations.
The International Panel on Climate Change and governments around the world have highlighted the vital role of subsurface technologies and resources, such as carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy, energy storage in underground caverns to support future hydrogen economies, and compressed-air energy storage, for meeting net-zero targets. Demand for metals and materials to support the production of, for example, renewable technologies, batteries and electric vehicles, is also projected to increase substantially in the coming decades.
The Society is working with the geoscience community, as well as decision makers and stakeholders outside the geosciences to understand and raise awareness of the various ways that geoscience will underpin our global decarbonisation goals.
Read about out what happened at COP26 at www.geolsoc.org.uk/COP26