COP26 is coming to Glasgow in November 2021, and is considered by many to be the last chance for the international community to avert the climate crisis.
For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for these global climate summits – called COPs, which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time, climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.
This year will be the 26th annual summit: “COP26”. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.
But are we at “the last chance saloon”? Will this COP be the final opportunity to avert a climate disaster? With so much at stake, the Agreement to come out of the summit, named the Glasgow Agreement, is going to be critical for us all.
Join our discussion, hosted by Women in Sustainability Glasgow, for this online event on Monday 27th September, 7pm (the room will be open from 6.45pm for informal ‘come as you are’ networking) as prominent women in politics, activism, academia and policy express their high hopes for COP26!
We’ll present a collection of video messages recorded especially for WINS Glasgow from women leaders around the world, and host a live panel to discuss opportunities and respond to your thoughts and comments.
Our live panel comprises Dr Katherine Trebeck of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Frances McCann from Scotwest Credit Union, Jo-Anne Chidley from the B Corp accredited Beauty Kitchen, and Anne Johnstone, After the Pandemic.
Our video contributions are from:
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland; Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions, Colarado USA; Prof. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist; Clare Farrell, Extinction Rebellion; Joanna Yarrow, Human Nature; Katie White, WWF; Monica Lennon, MSP Scottish Labour; Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Mbororo Pastoralist Community Chad, Central Africa; Namrata Chowdhary, 350.org; Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council; Kathi Kaesehage, University of Edinburgh; Aileen McLeod, formerly of European Policy Centre; Lorna Slater, Co-Leader, Scottish Greens; Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity.
Join us for what will be another great WINS Glasgow event and debate on Monday 27th September, 7pm (‘come as you are’ networking from 6.45pm).