Between 1 – 12 November 2021, the UK will be hosting the 26th annual session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, or ‘COP26’, in Glasgow. At the summit, heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. There will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge.
Holyrood COP26 Fringe Festival
Holyrood’s COP26 Fringe events will take place over 4 days (Wed 3rd – Sat 6th November) in the centre of Glasgow, with each day exploring a different theme.
Please be aware this is an in-person event. If you wish to be added to our Hybrid (Online) Requests please contact email@example.com.
The events will run in different formats with the Festival acting as a hub for people to meet, discuss ideas and share best practice on the way to, and coming back from, the COP26 official zones.
Expected attendees include local government officials, elected members in Holyrood and Westminster, civil servants, agencies, COP26 delegates from Europe and the rest of the world, and members of the Scottish public, private and third sectors.
- Wednesday 3rd: Diversity & Inclusion in Climate Change Discussions and Decisions
- Thursday 4th: Climate Change & Technology
- Friday 5th: Nature & the Environment
- Saturday 6th: Scotland’s Role in Delivering a Net-Zero World
The Festival will end on Saturday evening with an awards dinner, that recognises and celebrates champions in Scotland who have made significant contributions in areas discussed over the four days, and a ceilidh. Find out more about the awards here.
Digital Exhibition – Scotland’s International Development Alliance
Discover personal stories, challenges and responses to the climate crisis in countries across the “Global South” through the lens of photography and film. Curated by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, its members and their partners, Facing the Crisis explores the theme of Climate Justice and shows how the climate crisis often has the most severe impact on the lives and livelihoods of people who have done the least to cause it, particularly in lower income countries. A selection of entries will be on display for the duration of the Festival.
Holyrood Communications’ Climate Emergency Series
Holyrood’s Climate Emergency Series – spanning magazine supplements, podcasts, online content and events – will run in the lead-up to, during COP26 and after. The series will engage decision makers and other stakeholders in discussions about how Scotland can secure a net-zero future through a more inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.