The world’s leaders will be gathering in the UK in November 2021 to reassert their commitment to tackling climate change at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Cranfield, as a global university with sustainability engrained in its educational and research offerings, is playing its part in helping the global economy transition to a green sustainable future.

Our approach is grounded in over 70 years of practical application and academic rigour, across the University. The applied nature of our work means that we work alongside the world’s leading businesses and organisations to help them realise their environmental and sustainability ambitions.

Our students are taught not just the theory, but the practical application. When they leave us they are ready, from day one, to step into the world of work and help create a more sustainable and better environment for the future.

At Cranfield, we might not always make the biggest noise, but our research and teaching delivers transformational impact and delivers the environmental changes needed for the world’s transition to a green economy.

Exploring Sustainable Futures game

We are delighted to have been shortlisted to contribute to the official COP26 programme. If successful, the Exploring Sustainable Futures game will form part of the Green Zone activity taking place during the summit. This is a role-playing learning experience which engages participants in systemic thinking while exploring alternative pathways to a sustainable future by 2050.

Cranfield University plays the game with postgraduate students, as it explores concepts, skills and knowledge that are relevant to the sustainable business modules taught by the Sustainability group.

The game was developed in collaboration with Forum for the Future and the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) as part of the EU-Innovate project, and builds on a concept originally devised by the EU-Commission’s Joint Research Council (JCR).

What is COP26?

In November 2021 the UK will be hosting the United Nation climate negotiations, known as COP26.

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