UKCDR recognises AFCP in COP26 research showcase

AFCP and UKCDR logos

In November 2021, the UK will host COP26, the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference. Leading up to the event, UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) has collated a showcase of UK research projects that support COP26 aims – recognising the contribution of an advanced fuel cycle to a Net Zero world.

AFCP has been featured in a UKCDR booklet about the impact of research on international development and climate change. The publication summarises the outstanding contribution of UK-funded research projects in line with COP26 priorities: Adaptation & Resilience, Nature, Energy Transition, Clean Road Transport and Finance. Each project plays a role in achieving the terms of the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals, all the while securing international partnerships to collectively address the largest global challenge of our generation.

Cover of UKCDR's booklet titled Supporting the COP26 Priorities through Research on International Development & Climate Change.
UKCDR’s booklet reviews UK research projects that are supporting COP26 priorities.

As part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Energy Innovation Programme, AFCP is proud to represent the value of UK research investment in advanced clean energy technologies. Through widescale collaboration and cross-cutting nuclear fuel cycle science, AFCP is proudly supporting the UK’s climate change strategy. Given AFCP’s scientific breadth and defined strategic aims, the programme supports various COP26 aims. In facilitating the UK’s clean energy transition, AFCP is contributing to adaptive and resilient fuels alongside recycle technologies to better protect the natural environment.  

UKCDR aims for the booklet to ignite conversations about how the COP26 research community can support global climate goals. AFCP is honoured to take part in this discourse through its contribution to international climate change action.

Download the booklet on UKCDR’s website.