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Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
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Countdown to COP26 – Why international law is at the heart of solving the climate crisis

COP26 is less than 100 days away and as part of this year’s conference world leaders, advisers and experts will be finalising rules under the Paris Agreement and the Paris Agreement Rulebook to enhance ambitions to tackle climate change. But, what is the Paris Agreement and why is international law crucial to making it work? Dr Petra Minnerop, from our Law School, is here to explain.
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Proudly supporting Durham’s UK City of Culture bid

County Durham has launched its bid to be named UK City of Culture 2025 and we’re very proud to be a principal partner in this exciting initiative.
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New call for Expressions of Interest for funding to research two priority areas within the decarbonisation of heating and cooling

New call for Expressions of Interest for funding to research two priority areas within the EPSRC Network for the Decarbonisation of Heating and Cooling.
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Countdown to COP26 – Inspiring Change

This month in our ‘Countdown to COP26’ series we’re looking at our own sustainability commitments and how we’re innovating and inspiring others.
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New report highlights potential of mine energy in achieving UK net zero target

A new white paper published by the Mine Energy Taskforce and Local Energy Hub network has called for greater support for mine energy as a key low carbon heat source in the UK that can contribute to government’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050.
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Andy Smallbone presents Industrial CCS in Global Energy Association Ten breakthrough energy ideas report

DEI Fellow Andy Smallbone invited to present one of 10 most promising groundbreaking energy technologies of decade in The Global Energy Association report published at the Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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Counting down to the COP26 climate change summit

Welcome to the first in our monthly ‘Countdown to COP’ series, where we will be exploring climate change research, events and expertise across our University ahead of the next COP climate change summit in November.
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DEI wins funding for geothermal and solar heat project in national drive to decarbonise heating and cooling

A Durham Energy Institute project exploring whether water from abandoned mines could be used to heat the UK’s homes is among 11 new projects being announced today by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in a drive to decarbonise the heating and cooling of buildings.
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MARLIN Star project showcased by Innovate UK for G7 summit

Our Marlin Star project Frontier Technical is one of 8 case studies chosen for the Innovate UK EDGE G7 SERIES showcase.
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Durham leads Teesside Academic Cluster as part of new Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre

The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) has today, Monday, 24 May, received £20m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Research and Innovation Centre as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme to decarbonise the industrial sector. Durham Energy Institute researchers are involved in three of the projects funded for the first phase of IDRIC activity.
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New R&D collaboration to research novel borehole solution for monitoring CCS storage sites

The Durham University led Geoptic has signed an R&D collaboration agreement with CGG to jointly research and assess a novel borehole solution for monitoring the spread of CO2 in subsurface storage sites for Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS).
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