A short history of COP

By Nicolas Eliades. Originally published on 17th September 2021 in The Ecologist online magazine. Featured image credit: Nick Breeze Come to think of it, what does COP26 actually stand for? Most people will by now have heard how Glasgow will be hosting an international Climate Conference in November: COP26. Some may even be aware of …

Take part in Climate Fringe Week

Climate Fringe Week is Scotland’s biggest call for action on climate change ahead of COP26, and will take place from 18-26 September 2021. With COP26 coming to Glasgow this November, this is a key time to bring about climate action amongst communities and the Scottish voice should be louder than ever. WHAT IS CLIMATE FRINGE …

Polluters banned from COP26 public venues

By Brendan Montague writing in The Ecologist 20th August 2021 Glasgow City Council to ban big polluters from public venues during COP26 Corporations that “contribute towards catastrophic climate change” have been banned from public buildings during the COP26 conference this November by Glasgow City Council. A motion passed unanimously at a full council meeting is …

Scottish CND events in Arran and Faslane

On the International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Scottish CND are organising ‘Disarm for Our Planet’ – a marine-themed die-in at Faslane, to draw attention to the links between nuclear weapons, environmental damage and the climate crisis. A solidarity event is taking place in Arran on the same day – THE PEACE TREE …

Add your voice to the Climate Scotland campaign

Climate Scotland is a new campaign to demonstrate to leaders that many people in Scotland want strong and meaningful action to tackle the climate and nature emergency. Members of the public can add their voice to the campaign, and the messages plan to be displayed at COP26 in November. The following article was published last …

Volunteer at COP26

Read on to find out about opportunities for volunteering at COP26 – The UK will host the international summit at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021 and Glasgow City Council is looking for a team of around 1000 volunteers to support the staging of this globally significant event. …

CAN response to the postponement of COP26 to 2021

At the start of last month, Climate Action Network International (CAN) released a response by its members to the news of the postponement of COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, which was due to be held in November in Glasgow. They emphasise the need to keep focused on the climate crisis during this period …

Glasgow to host COP26

By Kenneth Gibson MSP Glasgow will be host city for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), at which the future direction of global efforts to avert the climate crisis will be determined. The conference will take place in Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in November 2020 and is set to be the largest summit the …