Glass Futures’ COP26 exhibitions on Science and Innovation Day demonstrated solutions to meet climate targets in line with the Presidency programme.

The programme covers issues such as securing global net zero by 2050, limiting global warming to 1.5°C and delivering on the Paris Agreement.

Senior officials from both UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) visited COP26 for the occasion.

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UKRI and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge, said: “Glass Futures’ collaborative approach to cutting industrial emissions is a prime example of the joined up thinking needed to build a more sustainable and inclusive economy.”

Glass Futures is creating the Global Centre of Excellence for Glass funded through UKRIs Transforming Foundation Industry (TFI) Wave 3 Challenge. UKRI is contributing £15m to capital, fit out and commissioning costs of the Glass Futures Global Centre of Excellence in St Helens.