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Join us at COP26!

October 14, 2021

SOS-UK are supporting students to mobilise at COP26 - join us!

We’ve been working with groups of students and youth activists across the country to support them to share their experiences and push for change at COP26. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is a global summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it, taking place in Glasgow from 1st – 12th November 2021. Check out our recent research on what students think about the climate crisis and COP26.

If you’re in Glasgow join us at the below events, or keep up with us remotely via our social channels!

Students' Unions also fedback to us that they wanted resources to share with students about COP26 and opportunities to get involved. SOS-UK's kickstarters have created this helpful COP26 e-guide which you can download and share far and wide!

Wed 03 Nov

‘My Climate Reality’

Mock COP’s VR + 360 video experience, ‘My Climate Reality’ showcases the experiences of 5 young climate activists living on the front line of the climate crisis daily and showing leadership in the face of it.   

When? All day

Where? Glasgow Science Centre

Ticketed entry, follow the action online with @mockCOP26.

Thu 04 Nov

Teach the Teacher with the Department of Education

We are delivering Teach the Teacher to the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education in their Gen Z COP26 classroom – this will be live-streamed to up to 10k schools.

When? TBC

Where? Gen Z COP26 classroom

Restricted entry, follow the action online with @mockCOP26.

Fri 05 Nov

‘What Does Meaningful Youth Leadership Look Like?’

Join youth climate activists from around the world as they talk about the impacts of climate change they are experiencing and the action and campaigning they are part of, as part of COP26 Green Zone programme. With campaigners from Mock COP26 and Fridays for Future MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas). Attendees will be encouraged to join those involved in the discussion to join the Fridays for Futures March after the event.

When? 11.30-1pm

Where? Green Zone, COP26.

Ticketed event, currently sold out.

Fridays for the Future march

Join Fridays for the Future Scotland as they march for climate action. The march will start at Kelvingrove Park, ending in George Square.

When? 11-3pm

Where? Meet at Kelvingrove Park

Open to everyone, just turn-up.

Education Ministers Summit

The Education Ministers Summit will bring together education ministers from around 50 countries across the world, each making a timed pledge on climate education. Mock COP26 is the official youth partner, alongside the UK Department for Education, the Italian Government and UNESCO.

When? 4-5.30pm

Where? Blue Zone, COP26

Restricted entry – follow the action online with @mockCOP26.

COP26 & the student movement

Hear from exciting speakers from across the movement, including NUS president Larissa Kennedy, to explore what the student movement can do to push for climate action post COP26.

When? 5-6pm

Where? Strathclyde Students’ Association, Mandela lecture theatre.

Open to all students, just turn-up or register online to get event updates. FREE VEGAN FOOD available after the event from ecoeats.

Banner-making

Join us to make banners and placards, ahead of the mass mobilisation for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on the Saturday. Materials will be provided but please bring your own too if possible.

When? 6-8pm (drop in)

Where? Strathclyde Students’Association

Open to all students, just turn-up. FREE VEGAN FOOD and hot drinks available from ecoeats (please bring your own cup where possible).

Sat 06 Nov

Student Hub

A space for meeting, networking, resting, leaving items. Kettle for hot drinks available, but please bring a reusable cup where possible. This is to support students to take part in the mass mobilisation for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

When? 10-4pm (drop in)

Where? Strathclyde Students’Association, Venue.

Open to all students, just turn-up.

Global Day of Action for Climate Justice march

As world leaders meet in Glasgow for the COP26 Global Climate Summit, towns and cities across the world will take to the streets demanding global climate justice.

For the Glasgow march, you can view the route on Google Maps here.

When? 11.30-4pm

Where? Meet at Kelvingrove Park

Open to all, just turn up.

Mon 08 Nov

COP26 panel discussion: Asset owner climate expectations of asset management

Investors increasingly claim to be acting on climate change and by COP26 we will have heard many new commitments and claims to climate leadership. But how are asset owners, journalists, civil society, and politicians to know what is good practice and what is greenwashing? Join us for the launch of our COP26 declaration to find out.

When? 5-6.30pm

Where? COP26 Learning Zone @ the Federated Hermes Fringe Festival (Skypark, 10 Elliot Place, Glasgow, G3 8EP)

Open to all, register for a free ticket.