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Navigating a Day at COP26

What does a day at COP26 look like? Some thoughts from Sanne Dijkstra-Downie, University of Edinburgh, who is attending COP26 as an Observer.

The amount of information related to and covering COP26 currently circulating through blogs, television, social media, and other sources can feel overwhelming. Within the COP26 United Nations Blue Zone, the number of parallel sessions, presentations, pavilions, exhibitions and side events available to Observers is equally overwhelming! Whilst this amount of discussion can generate energy and catalyse responses, it can make the actual conference tricky to navigate.

Sanne Dijkstra-Downie, Philanthropy Manager in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh and one of the University of Edinburgh Observer delegates, takes us through a day at CO26 in the Blue Zone from her perspective. This short video highlights the range of daily sessions available, gives an insider take on a press briefing and captures her own unexpected personal highlight; bumping into one of her heroes!

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

You can follow some of the other University of Edinburgh delegates on Twitter, if you use that platform, on the hashtag #EdinUniCop26. They are sharing their perspectives in a number of other ways too; and we have included some delegate blogs within the ‘See Also’ links below. These insights capture the range of issues being discussed and the individual takeaways and points that are resonating with some of those attending.

We are aware that there may be other newsfeeds and sources of information that you are turning to in your own context and communities so please do feel free to share links and insights below. This will help us all to build a fuller picture of how COP26 is being discussed and communicated within and across our diverse learning community.

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