Linking research to climate action at COP26
To highlight the importance of research in identifying climate solutions, Springer Nature launched Climate Research in Action alongside the climate conference COP26.
Ahead of COP26, President Alok Sharma asked researchers and scientists to enter the public debate on climate change, fill knowledge gaps and help policymakers find climate solutions. Springer Nature rose to the challenge and developed our Climate Research in Action campaign to highlight the importance of multidisciplinary research in finding solutions to climate change.
The campaign included a dedicated microsite with a compilation of important research from across the Nature Portfolio that delegates and policymakers could access freely during the conference. The microsite also featured a timeline of the Ozone Story, on the scientific discovery of a hole in the ozone layer, which was first published in Nature in 1985 and led to the development of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. The campaign received endorsements from international climate action leaders and was accessible via QR code for over 500 passengers travelling to Glasgow via Rail to the COP, an initiative transporting activists and delegates to COP26 by train.