The COP26 Civil Society Hubs
The COP26 Hubs will be a set of spaces for civil society to call its own during COP.
There will be space to refresh, offering a warm welcome where international visitors can mingle with local activists. We will also provide spaces for mobilising with hot- desks, media hub, meeting rooms, and a creative space for artists to work.
We need to be as resilient as possible to changes in COVID requirements and so we are bringing together a number of distinct hubs for separate activities which will work equally well together and separately.
Our aim has been to keep everything as close together as possible and highly accessible from the venue of the official COP.
More detail will follow but at present our plans are below:
The Nerve Centre: at the Kinning Park Complex
This space will have meeting rooms, hot desks, a small cafe and the media hub and will be open until 10pm for planning. Meeting space and hot desks will be bookable through our central system. The Kinning Park Complex is currently being refurbished and is a 15 minute walk from COP26.
We will be based from the Kinning Park Complex for six weeks ahead of COP and it will be filled with local events during Climate Fringe Week as part of Glasgow gearing up for COP26.
The COP26 Arts Hub: at the Dream Machine
Bookable Spaces: at the Albany Centre
The Events Hub: at Adelaide’s
Meeting Rooms, hot desks and event space
We have reserved the new Teaching and Learning Building at Strathclyde University for the Constituency strategy meetings on the middle Sunday of COP and we are also working to provide space for the Minga Indigena at the Hidden Gardens and a neighbouring church hall. We will also be incorporating into the network other spaces that may be provided by others for the purpose of welcoming and providing for global civil society needs at COP.
How to Book
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