COP26 collaborative evaluation project open for expressions of interest

Are you planning public engagement activity at or around COP26?

If so, we want to hear from you. We know that as the host country, a wealth of public engagement activity is planned in the UK around the Climate COP26. This is an excellent opportunity to test and evaluate different ways to engage the public in climate change action, as well as an important moment to document the impact of the targeted public engagement work. We are very excited about this opportunity to bring together a group of practitioners to experiment on this theme with a collaborative evaluation project, and to think ahead beyond the COP.

We are working with evaluators Sally Cupitt and Shehnaaz Latif to bring together 6-10 practitioners who are planning to undertake public engagement work for COP26, to co-design an evaluation framework for their work, and test it by collecting data at and around the COP in November 2021. The evaluators will use the data collected by practitioners to evidence the impact of the work and extract lessons for public engagement that will be useful for a wide range of practitioners. We hope this will also support our efforts to communicate the value of this work to decision-makers at a national and international level.

The COP26 collaborative evaluation project is now open for expressions of interest from organisations who are planning public engagement work around COP26, with a deadline of 7 May 2021. Full application details are included on the form, as well as more details on the project and what is involved.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

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