A director at Salford University says its research contribution is among the best in the world, prior to it being debated at the COP26 climate conference.

Director of strategic partnership at the University of Salford, Mike Brown, says the university is a world leader in key areas concerned with climate change mitigation or adaptation.

Research by staff and students at the university will be debated as the University of Salford is part of the COP26 university network.

Mr Brown said: “There’s a lot goes on in the University of Salford that is world class, and it’s important that we shout about that and get involved. Because we’ve been typically Salford – we just get on with it and do it and deliver results.

“I hate to say ‘little old Salford’, because that means us. But Salford University has done some really cool stuff, and we should be proud of that.

“I just encourage our students to actively engage in the activities feel proud that they’re at the University of Salford because we’re doing a lot of cool stuff around climate change, mitigation adaptation.”

He added that the university’s contributions to climate science might go unrecognized.

“We’ve got some great minds and some great students.

“I am intensely proud. And all our students should be. While the University is not in the top five list of universities in the world, we actually are world leaders in a few key areas that directly relate to either climate change mitigation or adaptation.”

Two major projects conducted in Salford will be innovation showcase examples at COP26.

The Diocese of Salford also got involved through issuing a prayer.

In 2019, Salford City Council declared a climate emergency.

This year marks the 26th conference and will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

The United Nations hopes to secure net zero carbon by 2050.

In relation to keeping warming below 1.5C, today the Prime Minister, who will be attending the event, said: “The clock is ticking.”

Standing for Conference of the Parties, COP26 is the United Nation’s climate conference which takes place every five years.

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