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Climate Capsule to be buried in the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens

The capsule will contain messages from staff and students at the university, as well as some local school children.


by Olivia Mackenzie Smith

"Cruickshank Botanic Garden" by Tuomo Lindfors is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


The event forms part of the university’s ‘Countdown to COP26’, a series of talks from climate experts leading up to the climate change conference being held in Glasgow.


The countdown includes messages from university professors, ecologists, biologists and other experts in climate change.


Professor David Burslem from the School of Biological Sciences said:


“COP26 is a hugely significant event, particularly as it is taking place in Scotland, and we want to ensure that we maximise the opportunities for our students, staff and the wider community here in the northeast of Scotland.

“Along with our ‘mock COP’ event for local school children, our hackathon and our COP26 sustainable futures seminar series, our climate capsule is a great opportunity to engage staff, students and young people with this landmark event and climate change in general.


“Through our Aberdeen 2040 Strategy we have made a clear commitment to show leadership in working for the sustainable future of our planet. Academically, we are world leaders in climate science and the energy transition, and it is important that the university is visible in discussions and activities around COP26 that seek to engage our students, staff, and the wider community.”


If you wish to get involved with the university’s climate activities, you can find information here.