With COP coming to Glasgow it is a really exciting time to get involved with climate campaigning and activities around COP26.  If you are looking for ways to get involved here are some key ways you can help.  News and updates will be broadcast in our newsletter.

How to get involved in COP26

1. Take Part in an Event

There are hundreds of events happening between now and COP26 and we are bringing them together on the Climate Fringe website. Have a browse, and get involved.  If you, or a group you are in, wish to organise an event you are welcome to become part of the Climate Fringe – upload your event and download a logo.

2. Become Part of Climate Fringe Week

Each year at the end of September international leaders from business, government and civil society meet in New York for talks ahead of COP. This is a vital time to influence decision making, and the Climate Fringe will be encouraging organisations across Scotland to run activities, events and actions during the week of 18-26 September.  This also coincides with Great Big Green Week in England and Wales.  

3. Host an Activist in your home.

We are creating a home hosting hub along with our partners the UK COP26 Coalition and Human Hotel so that people based in and around Glasgow can provide a spare room (or space on a couch) for campaigners and activists coming to COP. This will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase Glasgow’s famous hospitality while making international connections and learning more about COP. We will be launching this platform later in the Spring and if you want to find out more please join the mailing list.

4.  Help with Civil Society Organising for COP26

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are working in partnership with the UK COP26 Coalition to bring together facilities and support for global civil society during COP26. This is being done through various working groups . If you have time and energy to contribute we would love to hear from you,

5. Involve your local community hall or faith space

SCCS and UK COP26 Coalition are creating a network of local venues  close to Glasgow that can support global civil society needs during COP and connect their communities to what is happening at COP.  If you are involved with a community hall, place of worship, non-profit co-working space, or even if you just have a spare meeting room, we want to connect you in to the network. 

6. Volunteer in the Civil Society Spaces during COP26

SCCS and our partners are creating a linked set of Hubs for wider and global civil society during COP26 including space for organising, events, meetings and for artists and artivists.  We will be seeking volunteers to support this work so join our mailing list and we will keep you informed.

and finally ….

The Climate Fringe is powered by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, a coalition of over 60 civil society organisations campaigning together on climate issues for more than a decade. Our members are community groups, NGOs and charities, faith groups, student groups and trade unions and we welcome new members.  If your civil society organisation is interested in joining us you can see our campaign priorities for COP26 here and find out more about SCCS here.

This webpage from Creative Carbon Scotland gives a great overview of COP26 and the best ways of preparing and making plans.