The 2021 United Nations climate change conference
Under the Trust u3a, a group was set up to follow developments in the run-up to CoP26. The team prepared advice and documents for use by U3A groups and others to inform, and to encourage anyone to take actions (even in a small way) which can help to mitigate climate change. The culmination of the group's activities was to organise and run a series of 4 workshops in Glasgow, to look at the topic of Intergenerational Climate Action. As guests of the Climate Reality Project and a consortium of partners, these workshops took place on an electric bus at the First Bus Depot in Glasgow. Approximately 30 u3a members took part in the workshops. To see a report click Glasgow 2021
For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for 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 was the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 took place in Glasgow.
In the run up to COP26 the UK President, Alok Sharma, worked with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change. More than 190 world leaders went to Scotland. Joining them were tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks.
COP26 Outcomes from the Climate Change Committee
The Countdown to COP26 website contains a comprehensive list of resources. This website has been created by Alan Briggs, a member of The Trust u3a's group entitled Countdown to COP26, and is regularly updated.
A series of 15-16 minute features on the BBC News Channel and also on iplayer. They feature climate-related news stories from around the world. To view an episode click BBC Series