Climate action has been the subject matter area for environmental legislation and international treaties.

  • What role do diverse communities and universities play in climate action?
  • To what extent do different actors influence legislative action on climate change?
  • How do we maintain the momentum for international climate action despite current UK socio-political challenges?
  • What is the role of the UK as a global leader on the rule of law and progressive climate legislation?
  • How do we transition from nationalistic perspectives on climate action to harmonised international climate initiatives?

Stephen Gethins
Professor of Practice in International Relations, University of St Andrews; former Special Adviser to Scotland’s First Minister on EU and International Affairs and Energy and Climate Change

Sir David Edward
former Judge of the European Court of Justice; Honorary Fellow, University College, University of Oxford; Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh

Professor Sir Ian Boyd
Chair, University of St Andrews Environmental Sustainability Board, Professor, School of Biology; former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government on Food and the Environment; member, UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

Lea Weimann
Chair, University of St Andrews Students’ Association Environment Committee; Co-ordinator, Line in the Sand climate protests and graduating class of 2021, International Relations and Sustainable Development