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In November, world leaders will descend on Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26. This is a real opportunity
In November, world leaders will descend on Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26. This is a real opportunity for Government’s to commit to greater action to protect the environment, slow climate change and save the planet. But if we are talking about the environment, climate change and the planet, what does this have to do with human rights and why will Amnesty International be active in and around COP26?
For this event of the organised jointly by the Amnesty Scotland Online Activism group and Glasgow West Amnesty group, we will be joined in discussion by Chiara Liguori, Policy Adviser on the environment and human rights from the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. Chiara will talk about the impact of climate change on human rights, and how Amnesty will be approaching the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
We will also be joined by Serena Jemmett from Amnesty International UK’s Children’s Human Rights Network committee, leading on the Network’s climate change activism. Serena will bring an activist voice to the discussion.
As always, the event will include an opportunity for questions from the audience.
The event will be hosted by Malcolm Dingwall-Smith, Amnesty International UK’s Activism Representative for Scotland and member of the Glasgow West Amnesty group, which will be organising activism in Glasgow during COP26. More details of how you can get involved either in Glasgow or elsewhere will be provided during this session.
The event will be held on Zoom. Those registering will be sent details to access the event.