For those based in Glasgow, Scotland and the rest of the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the run up to, and during, COP26 in November:
The COP26 Coalition and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are looking for people to volunteer at COP26 between 31st Oct – 14th Nov 2021. To make sure climate justice is front and centre at the COP26 negotiations, with your help we are organising the People’s Summit, Civil Society Hubs and Mobilisations.
There are a number of roles and shifts available so that anyone interested can get involved:
Requirements: We are looking for volunteers who are over 18 years old. Most roles require you to be in Glasgow during this period, but there are some roles that can be done from outside of Glasgow. You don’t need to have any particular experience or specialist skills for most roles.
Do you live in the central belt of Scotland and have space in your house to offer up to a visiting activist, scientist, or policymaker? We’re also looking for hosts for our COP26 Homestay Network – a non-profit alternative to Airbnb and hotels in Glasgow, to offer affordable and community-minded accommodation for the climate justice movement.
This is a chance for you to share a warm Scottish welcome with people from all different walks of life: from indigenous communities on the frontlines of climate change to practitioners from non-governmental organisations. Sign up as a local host, and offer a climate campaigner a place to stay while they are in Glasgow this November. All you need to sign up is an open floor, sofa, room, or home in the central belt of Scotland, and about 15 minutes to fill in some details.
Stand together, stay together!
Can you support Global South activists come to COP26 to fight for climate justice? Donate to the Visa Support Service crowdfunder!
When the UN climate talks come to Glasgow this November, we need nothing short of urgent climate action based on justice across the world. Those on the frontline of the climate crisis will be central to this, and must be front and centre at the negotiations. But frontline communities will face many obstacles even getting to Glasgow, including navigating the UK Home Office’s immigration system to obtain a visit visa.
The COP26 Coalition are fundraising to set up a Visa Support Service. The more money raised, the more people we can support. This means more Global South participation at COP26 and more urgent and just climate action across the world.
People from all over the world will come to fight for climate justice this November and we want them to feel the distinctiveness of our city, Glaschu, the ‘Dear Green Place’ and the warmth of a Scottish welcome.
Spaces for Change is a network of venues that have spaces for hire during COP26. Civil society organisations will be looking for meeting rooms, workspace and event space to mobilise action on climate change over the two weeks.
If you manage a venue within an hour travel of Glasgow including community spaces and halls, places of worship, non-profit co-working spaces, local authority venues – even if you just have a meeting room that can be booked by externals – we want to connect you in to this network.
Fill out the following forms if you’d like to get involved:
The COP26 Coalition is always looking for enthusiastic people and organisations to help us in our work. We have different working groups that focus on different aspects – for example, the Logistics Working Group looks at things like sourcing venues and accommodation, and the Mobilisations Working Group is organising the November mobilisations across the UK. A full list of working groups can be found on our about page.
To join a Working Group, contact us here about how you’d like to get involved and what you’d like to work on.
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