COP26 in motion

With COP26 well underway in Glasgow, we wanted to take the opportunity to showcase some of the animations that we’ve created around the conference.

Net zero explained – The Royal Society

With net zero discussed in almost every conversation about COP26, The Royal Society asked us to create this animation that explains what net zero actually means.

Our animation explains that net zero means striking a balance between the carbon we emit and the carbon we remove from the atmosphere through tree planting and carbon capture technologies. To visualise this message we created a concept that uses gas gauges to show emissions and removals and the seesaw-like balance that achieving net zero requires.

A new perspective on decarbonising the global energy system – University of Oxford

We created this animation to raise awareness of a groundbreaking research report produced by two schools at Oxford University – the Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

The teams at Oxford calculated the impact of a decisive transition to renewable energy – a scenario in which the world continues to promote clean renewable energy and storage technologies at current rates for the next decade. Their research found that such a decisive transition would put us on track to meet the Paris Agreement targets. 

We created a bright, positive animation to explain the key findings of the report. Work was completed in the Spring and the animation was immediately rolled out internationally, with the aim of encouraging conversations ahead of COP26 around the world.

A crucial opportunity – IEMA

IEMA, the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, asked us to create a short animation to explain the potential of COP26 and what they would like to see the conference achieve.

We designed a clean, bold visual style to explain the changes IEMA would like to see result from COP26. These include a call for greater climate leadership, for policy frameworks that build business certainty, for climate change to be embedded as a mainstream business issue, and for increased transparency in the reporting and disclosure of climate change performance.