image - Twickenham resident to host COP26 event

Twickenham resident Nikita Patel has been chosen to co-host an event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next week. The event ‘Countdown to Planet Zero: combating climate change with chemistry’ is a youth panel which gives the next generation of scientists and inventors an opportunity to showcase their work and its impact on climate change.

Nikita, 25, has lived in TW2 since 1996 and attended Chase Bridge Primary School. She is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at Queen Mary University of London.

“I’m really excited to be a part of COP26 which I see as a moment for all of us to get involved - we can all make some simple changes like using public transport or cycling more to create a different path and limit our impact on the climate. Whilst these individual steps are necessary and achievable, we must take our personal knowledge and actions to the collective today to change our world’s tomorrow. This is what COP26 is about. The youth panel event is designed to start to address the significant concerns of the next generation about the planet they will inherit and showcase some of the important work being carried out by our scientists. I believe it is important to highlight how fundamental collaboration between industry and academia is to speedily develop solutions for society. By the end of the event, I hope the audience will feel more positive that there is hope in science.”

If you are interested in registering to virtually attend the event on Thursday 4 November, 5 to 6pm, please register online.