Welcome to Glasgow - "dear green place"

Glasgow has a rich history of powerful social movements and we want to support global civil society to have the biggest possible impact at COP26.  We believe that the COP in Glasgow should have a sense of place, a distinct feel which inspires real meeting, engagement, listening, and can enable transformation. 
 
We want people coming to Glasgow, whether for the official COP, or for activities related to the COP, to feel the distinctiveness of our city of, Glaschu, the ‘Dear Green Place’ and the warmth of a Scottish welcome. 
 
Scotland has a rich tradition of story and song, in both Scots and Gaelic, and within our multicultural communities, that has been bringing people together, in good times and bad, for centuries. We will bring ceilidh culture to the COP, creating the civil society COP26 Hub, offering a place where civil society from all over the world can gather around a communal hearth and where people’s stories are heard. 
 
You can read the full ‘Framing the COP’ statement created by Scottish Civil society .

Artist-activists from the Hope Street Collective have created a children’s book inspired by the work we did in creating this statement.

Read it here:

Information for those coming to COP26

We have been working to secure venues, facilities and to bring together communities in Glasgow to ensure that civil society coming to our city from all over the world feels a welcome and has what they need to achieve their objectives at COP26.

We need everyone to be involved – if you are in Scotland read on to see how you can help. If you are planning to come to Glasgow, read on to see what we are planning.

For visitors

We are providing facilities and venues for civil society at COP26, affordable accommodation through our COP26 Homestay Network, and we are mapping Glasgow‘s locally and community-owned, sustainable shops, cafes, gardens and other places in the city.

Glasgow Tenement

For locals

We need people across Glasgow and the central belt to join with us to provide accommodation for campaigners and activists, share their community venues, volunteer in our COP26 Hubs, and contribute to our green map.

 

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