The next UN climate talks, COP26, will be held in Glasgow from 1-12 November 2021.

We have identified this a key opportunity to work towards, using COP26 as a moment to build and diversify the climate movement in Scotland and as a lever to deliver on our policy aims. Where appropriate, we will use positive examples of climate action in Scotland to encourage other countries to commit to greater ambition. 

Civil society, activists and campaigners from around the world will be in Glasgow and we want to offer a warm welcome and provide practical support. In our work creating the civil society hub and the accommodations and hosting for COP26, SCCS is working in collaboration with the COP26 Coalition.

 

Read our member’s answers to COP frequently asked questions

 

For information on the events and activities in the run-up to and during COP26 visit the Climate Fringe.

The table below outlines our objectives for COP26 and how we are aiming to achieve them:

Objective How we will achieve this
 

To build and diversify the climate movement in Scotland

 

Bringing new members from different areas of civil society into the coalition and create and support the development of the Climate Fringe website to draw together all the activities of the climate movement in Scotland into one place.

 

 

To use COP as a lever to deliver on policy and advocacy aims in Scotland

 

 

Developing policies we want to see the Scottish and UK Governments put in place ahead of COP and lobbying on these

 

To offer a welcome to global civil society, with practical support, a civil society hub, and to create sense of place

 

 

Create a physical hub at COP26 for civil society with facilities for working, meeting, creating, networking and relaxing. Create a system of home-stays and accommodation for global civil society when they come to COP. Using the Climate Fringe website to ensure that information and resources and disseminated

 

To harness the Scottish example, where relevant, to lever more global ambition

 

 

Using Scotland’s 2030 target as an example to encourage other countries to set ambitious pledges on climate action ahead of COP

 

To support our members to effectively engage with COP

 

 

Producing resources, putting on events and webinars and sharing information on COP

 

To support civil society on international and UK advocacy

 

 

Building on our close links with UK and international networks to make the most of advocacy opportunities