What’s happening in Glasgow?

COP26 UN Climate Change Conference

Sunday 31st October to Friday 12th November, Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow
The COP26 United Nations climate talks will bring together 197 countries and global civil society to negotiate how to deal with the climate crisis for two weeks in November. You can find out more about COP26, including the history, important issues and how COPs work, here.


Mass mobilisations for Climate Justice

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November, Glasgow and across the world
Two days of action for climate justice will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November with protests happening globally. On 6th November, the COP26 Coalition is organising to bring thousands of people on to the streets of Glasgow to demand climate justice be at the centre of negotiations. This will be part of a global day of action with decentralised protests taking place across the UK and around the world.


People’s Summit

Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th November, across Glasgow and online
Our Global Gathering for Climate Justice will bring together the international climate movement for an inspiring four day alternative summit outside the official COP space. We will hear from those fighting on the frontlines of climate change, to climate justice activists from across the world. We will exchange our struggles, discuss solutions to tackling the multiple crises we face and strengthen our movements beyond COP26. The gathering will be a hybrid in-person and online event, to enable that in-real-life energy and connection-making that is critical for movement building, whilst ensuring it is accessible for activists and communities across the world who cannot attend the COP in person.


Civil Society Hubs

Monday 1st to Friday 12th November
The COP26 Coalition and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland are working to create a series of Civil Society Convergence Spaces – creative hubs across Glasgow where activists can gather and connect together, warm up with food and drink, book out meeting rooms and socialise into the evening. We are also organising an art space where artists and activists have all they need to create art, banners, action props and everything in between.


Other climate events

Across the two weeks of COP26, as well as in the run up, there will be a huge variety of events happening across the city: talks, workshops, art exhibitions, film screenings, gatherings and mobilisations. Whether these are in person or online will depend on the ongoing Covid situation. Stop Climate Chaos Scotland has created the Climate Fringe website for organisations to list their events and activities in the run up and during COP.