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York University to host climate debate ahead of COP26

University of York to co-host climate emergency debate ahead of COP26. 

The ‘Rise to the Moment – Yorkshire’ debate will focus on the city’s response to the upcoming climate summit. 

Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York will be on the panel along with key local leaders from the church, science and politics. 

The event will be held on Thursday (September 23) at 1:30 pm at the University of York and online. 

It will be co-presented by the York Environmental Sustainability Institute in partnership with Christian Aid and the Young Christian Climate Network. 

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The debate will focus on the moral, scientific and ethical case for urgent action on climate change at COP26. 

It will also be an opportunity to hear the thoughts, frustrations and desires of young people regarding the climate emergency. 

Professor Kiran Trehan said: ‘This discussion is a vital and timely one, and will bring together key local partners across academia, the church, local government, campaigning and, crucially, young people to discuss how the City can respond and make a real difference in combatting the threat of climate change.’

Those interested in the event can register to attend in-person, or virtually.

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