People's Summit
For Climate
Justice

7-10 Nov

While world leaders meet to discuss our future at COP26, we'll be building power for system change together. Bringing together the climate justice movement to discuss, learn and strategise for system change. Join in online from anywhere in the world, or in-person in Glasgow.

You do not need to register for a ticket or a COVID registration wristband at the Sauchiehall Street hub for events at Deep End, GalGael and Landing Hub. You will still need to show a negative lateral flow test confirmation on entrance to get a wristband and venue capacity still apply.

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Activistes africains pour une justice climatique

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Cette session se tiendra en présence d'une large diversité de participants qui s'intéressent aux questions de justice climatique. Elle mettra en exergue l’engagement et la détermination des mouvements et OSC […]

Intersectionality 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Climate Justice

Deep End 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow

Introduction into the concept of intersectionality and its links to the climate crisis. Moving from theory into practice, we will explore holistically how the climate crisis intersects with other social […]

Exposing False Solutions on Land and Water: decolonizing climate action

Adelaide Place 209 Bath Street, Glasgow

This session will highlight the dangers of False Solutions to climate change. These encompass proposals such as so-called Nature-based Solutions, 30x30 and the expansion of hydroelectric dams. These are diversions […]

Seed sovereignty: Resist GM!

Civic House 26 Civic Street, Glasgow

The UK government is currently threatening to deregulate GMOs, opening up forms of life to the free market, all justified as the best way of solving the climate crisis. Learn […]

The Fight for Climate Justice in Turkey

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

In this panel discussion, actors from across Turkey's civil society will discuss issues of ecological crisis in Turkey, and the movements rising for climate justice.

Tax The Rich, Save The Planet

Albany Centre 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow

The #ZacchaeusTax campaign calls for a global tax and economic system that delivers equity and makes reparation for the exploitation of people and planet. The session will discuss how proposals […]

Here and Everywhere: Building our Power

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

How do we win the intersectional, transformational vision we need for climate justice? Join us in the opening panel for the Just Transition Hub to discuss ownership, neoliberalism and organising […]

The fight for climate justice in West Africa

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Cette session se tiendra en présence d'une large diversité de participants qui s'intéressent aux questions de justice climatique. Elle mettra en exergue l’engagement et la détermination des mouvements et OSC […]

Towards a Just Transition: Frontline knowledge and visions for change

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

Communities and workers first and most impacted by storms, floods, fires and droughts - as well as those historically harmed by the colonial extractive economy driving climate change - have […]

Just Transition strategies vs neoliberal climate schemes

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

Since its inception, the term “Just Transition” has embodied the democratic self-determination of workers and communities. In contrast, neoliberal climate policy is built around the needs of corporations, often with […]

Climate crisis, austerity and the global working class

Tackling the climate crisis requires an organised working-class movement around the world that can both resist austerity and push for investment in green infrastructure, jobs and a just transition. This […]

Exhibition: Weaving Hopes for the Future

An Indigenous art and cultural response to climate and ecological breakdown. This session illuminates linkages between climate injustice and Indigenous land rights to influence the public perception of the Indigenous […]

Climate Colonialism and Climate Justice: the Case of Western Sahara

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

This session will explore how climate action is used by Morocco to entrench its illegal occupation and bolster its green credentials, and how the Sahrawi people are systematically excluded from […]

Self-care and Collective-care for Activists

This session explores the concepts of self care, collective care and activism, because too often active supporters of social justice movements are cynically seen as a disposable commodity, and without […]

The Glasgow Agreement and inventories as tools for action

Garnethill Multicultural Centre 21 Rose Street, Garnethill Street, Glasgow

The Glasgow Agreement - People's Climate Commitment was launched last year and currently has over 180 organisations from 55 countries, committing themselves into organizing the necessary change to cut over […]

Ending Fossil Fuels 101: Politics and Power

Ending fossil fuels means ending the industry's grip over our political system, as well as removing their power to sue governments for billions for leaving coal, oil and gas in […]

Growing up amid climate injustice: Youth MAPA stories

Renfield Centre 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

As youth from different countries in the most affected areas, we want to tell the world about our stories growing up facing the climate crisis and injustice. Through this creative […]

Return Fire! Defending Scientific Practice From Its Exploiters

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Scientific discoveries are integral to every serious vision of climate change mitigation, but how do we defend science from exploitation by profit motivated industrial directives. In this session we will […]

A Grassroots Feminist Path to Climate Justice

Adelaide Place 209 Bath Street, Glasgow

This is a critical moment for climate action, and time to act urgently to confront the global climate crisis. All over the world women and gender-oppressed leaders are advancing feminist […]

The weird folds in COP time

Woodlands Community Events Terrace 66 Ashley Street, Glasgow

As Glasgow hosts COP26, we will curate an hospitable space to hold connectivity between our everyday lives, systems change, and climate justice. Confronting this ‘united nations’ moment with the poetics […]

Parts Per Million: The Climate Crisis Strategy Game

GalGael 15 Fairley Street, Govan, Glasgow

The climate crisis is the most important issue we face yet many are immobilised by the scale of the problem. This session aims to break the problem down into manageable […]

Energy Transition – Deciding Our Future

Fred Paton 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow

We are now aware that highly damaging climate events are happening globally - damaging life, property and nature. Rapid advancements in science and technology, plus consumer demand, are depleting energy […]

Morning cuppa for People’s Summit attendees

Tea and coffee, and a chance to make new connections. Take a break from the busy COP26 schedule and have a cuppa at Woodlands Community Events Terrace. Whilst here pay […]

In-person: How to cut through the noise at the COP

Join NEON to learn how to write powerful messages that: Advocate for the voices of communities most impacted to be centred in decision making. Push for real solutions that match […]

Ecological transition and debates in the labour movement

Last June, an International Trade Union Forum on Ecological and Social Transitions gathered, during 6 days, more than 140 organizations from about 60 countries. Over 16 workshops, bringing together trade […]

Film: The Artivist Outbreak From Chile: Contagious @COP26

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

An explosive artivist exploration of this historical South to North, COP25-COP26 Chile-Scotland connection. Cultura Planetaria was created in 2019 by Pau De Planet on the road to COP25 in Santiago […]

Are green jobs great jobs, or are green jobs rubbish jobs?

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

Everyone from climate activists to the government is promising great green jobs. But these jobs can also be badly-paid, precarious and not unionised. Is the rosy future we’re promising a […]

Working class struggles against climate change: union stories from the frontline

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

In Chile, France, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and elsewhere, unions are fighting neoliberal energy policies that are not only failing to bring about cleaner, more […]

Urban Agroecology

This session will illuminate the myriad of urban/peri-urban agroecological practices and systems that are taking place across the globe. This hopes to inspire and inform people on what could be […]

Spinning Straw into Gold

Civic House 26 Civic Street, Glasgow

A practical demonstration and discussion about how we can use flax, hemp and other materials for our clothes and much much more, and how this can help support ecological just […]

Toxic Tours of Glasgow

Local and global activists take you through some of the biggest polluters and sites of social struggle in Glasgow. Find out about Glasgow’s role in developing the fossil-fuel and colonial […]

The Lucas Plan for Climate? How workers are fighting to future-proof industry

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

From refineries to car factories, paper mills to steel mills, climate action can transform industries and create good jobs – or jobs can be lost, emissions offshored, communities hollowed out. […]

Global Green New Deal –Learning from struggles

The concept of a Global Green New Deal needs to be rooted in struggles and popular demands if it wants to unleash its potential for transformation and justice. We will […]

Film screening: Subsidising the Climate Crisis

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

A new documentary from CEE Bankwatch Network, that will be screened during this session, reveals both the extent of this generous support and the relentless civil society effort tackling it […]

Urgency of Climate Just Actions: Voices from the Most Impacted

Renfield Centre 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

Join representatives from some of the most impacted communities- small scale artisanal fishworkers, workers from the informal sectors of economy, people seeing the severe impacts on mountain communities will bring […]

Shadow World: film screening and discussion with Andrew Feinstein

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Shadow World' reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade – the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.Directed by Johan Grimonprez […]

Soil carbon – the science, the politics

Civic House 26 Civic Street, Glasgow

Soil is increasingly under the spotlight as a place where we can sink our excess carbon. Sounds great, right? But what does that mean in practice in terms of farming […]

Staying Hopeful While we Face the Climate Crisis

Garnethill Multicultural Centre 21 Rose Street, Garnethill Street, Glasgow

This workshop, led by young adults, will provide some tools for strengthening networks within the youth environment movement, allowing us to renew hope in the face of social and environmental […]

WTF is OUR DEAL?!

This workshop aims to explore young people’s needs and visions for a just future. We will present the collected visions for a just Green Deal for Europe developed by a […]

My Climate Reality Project

Albany Centre 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow

Five VR films transport you to the front lines of the Climate Crisis to experience the effects on the ground, and the work already underway to fight back first hand. […]

Direct action: Building affinity groups

GalGael 15 Fairley Street, Govan, Glasgow

Affinity groups are small, autonomous groups of people who take direct action together. This workshop will cover how to form an affinity group and make it work as well as […]

OUR TIME IS NOW#2

Adelaide Place 209 Bath Street, Glasgow

Our Time is Now brings together speakers from across our global movements and showcases some of the leading activists and campaigners who are in Glasgow for COP26. Join the urgent […]

Climbing for activism: an introduction

Deep End 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow

A practical workshop introducing activists to some of the climbing and rope access equipment and techniques that can be used in different direct action scenarios.

Local Heroes: Planting Seeds for the Future

Fred Paton 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow

Our panel of speakers represent two local (Glasgow/Scotland) and two international initiatives from the Global South that have made significant contributions to building sustainable communities in their local area or […]

Sisters Uncut police intervention training

Civic House 26 Civic Street, Glasgow

Sisters Uncut are the direct action feminist group who led the vigil for Sarah Everard at Clapham Common in March 2021. They are launching a nationwide network of CopWatch groups, […]

Air Tight: Campaigns for home retrofits

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

With carbon emissions from domestic energy consumption and buildings having a huge impact on total overall emissions, we need a strategy for mass retrofitting programmes on national and regional scales. […]

Geared Up: Campaigns for greener transport

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

Our privatised transport system is failing passengers and the climate. We need expanded public transport and accessible active travel to cut transport emissions and build a network that works for […]

Challenging the Military Carbon Bootprint

Renfield Centre 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

The world's militaries are major carbon emitters yet are not even required to report their emissions, let alone reduce them. This workshop will discuss the size of military carbon emissions, […]

How to make a forest!

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Discover one of the most innovative and effective strategies for the regeneration of Brazilian forests.

Ecosocialism: How will we? Who will? Where to?

The Landing Hub 220 Broomielaw, Glasgow

We have to talk about ecosocialism, and that's what we will be doing on the 5th International Ecosocialist Encounters that will take place in Lisbon, from the 21st to the […]

Nature and community based solutions – youth perspective

Youth from indigenous and local communities defending tropical forests (Global Alliance of Territorial Communities) share with the public solutions based on nature and communities and their role as youth in […]

Science & activism: acting with the face of evidence

Traditionally, climate scientists, with a few notable exceptions, have spoken in public only about their scientific evidence on climate change rather than what we should do about it. How can […]

Film: Weaving Hopes for the Future

An Indigenous art and cultural response to climate and ecological breakdown. This session illuminates linkages between climate injustice and Indigenous land rights to influence the public perception of the Indigenous […]

Cuba’s Life Task: combatting climate change

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

New documentary screening: Cuba’s Life Task: combatting climate changeAs a small Caribbean island, Cuba is disproportionately affected by climate change through extreme weather events and rising sea levels. This documentary […]

Boycott! The UK arms trade and the neoliberal economy of war.

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Join speakers from Shadow World Investigations, the Boycott Turkey campaign and more, for a discussion on the UK arms trade and its environmental impact. Learn about campaigns to boycott the […]

Taking governments to court – stories of success from Europe.

Albany Centre 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow

After the useless preCop26 round in Milano (activists of FFF and Rise up will present the undertaken actions), summarised by Greta's Bla, bla, bla, one way to obtain climate justice […]

How Our Voices are Silenced

Fred Paton 19 Carrington Street, Glasgow

This event will delve into the different ways in which political and corporate oppression have silenced voices of communities around the world. Our panelists will speak on their experience and […]

Radical Mycology – Growing mushrooms from household waste

Woodlands Community Events Terrace 66 Ashley Street, Glasgow

Our food system is broken, we need to decompose it. Urban mushroom cultivaiton opens a window into how we can grow food in radically new ways - this practical workshop […]

Emotional Burdens of Oppression and the Climate Crisis

Experiencing and learning about oppression, often exacerbated by climate change leaves us with emotional burdens of grief, sadness and despair. A chance to feel and heal these emotions can unleash […]

How to create a forest!

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Discover one of the most innovative and effective strategies for the regeneration of Brazilian forests.

Sharing perspectives on animal agriculture

Civic House 26 Civic Street, Glasgow

Intensive factory farmed livestock contributes to our carbon (methane, nitrate) emissions, and cause huge environmental damage. We must find alternatives, but there are different perspectives on what those alternatives could […]

Climate action by the public sector, for the public good

Privatised climate solutions lead to profiteering and broken promises. Public ones – led by our town and city councils, public transport systems, and publicly-owned companies - can lead a timely […]

Organising the unorganised: tactics and strategies for power in new industries

Just Transition Hub - Govan and Linthouse Parish Church Govan and Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Rd, Glasgow

Training Session: Learn how to build collectives in new industries and explore the tactics and strategies workers have used in previous transitions. TO REGISTER FOR THE FULL DAY JUST TRANSITION […]

Movement Gathering Space 1

Deep End 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow

Join an informal movement space where activists will share inspiring stories from their own experiences and across the world.

Anarchism in environmentalism

GalGael 15 Fairley Street, Govan, Glasgow

Anarchist thought underpins the organisational structures and theory of change of many environmental movements - yet anarchism itself is rarely named or discussed in these spaces, why is that? Join […]

Girls for Future

This event will host the screening of “Girls for Future”, about four young girls, aged between 11 and 14 years, representing a new resilient generation born in times of the […]

Seeds for Change: Intro to Direct Action

Direct action is a creative, effective way to make change - it takes many different forms and involves many different roles. This workshop will look at awesome examples of creative […]

Inspiring Climate Action Stories

Deep End 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow

The Climate Crossroads series of Human Impact Stories sheds light on the lives and work of 10 inspiring Indigenous climate leaders from the Global South who are championing resilience in […]

Defending Old Growth Forests: Indigenous Rights & Land Tite

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

Hear from coastal Indigenous peoples fighting the British Crown to regain control over their lands in unceded British Columbia alongside leading First Nations Rights & Title lawyers and Climate Justice […]

Zovu Dialogue- community voices on climate & social justice

Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, Glasgow

This session will share frontline stories of activists and hear diverse voices from around the globe on the real challenges that different communities face in the fight for a more […]

Madeline Bassnett, Jennifer Calkins, Teresa Carmody, Lou Florez, Summer J. Hart, Anne de Marcken, Anastasia Maier, Eli Nixon, Carol Rashawnna Williams. Supporting organizations include the Western Environmental Law Center, Seattle NLG–Living Systems Committee, and 350 Seattle Artful Activism.

During this event, participants will experience artistic encounters that uncover our relationships to each other and the world in climate change. We will also move forward together, participants and presenters, […]

At The Hinterland: a cooperative creative (pr)axis shift

Participants will experience artistic encounters that uncover our relationships to each other and the world in climate change. We will also move forward together, participants and presenters, to use what […]

Burnt Out Performance

Weaving text with movement, we are taken through a fiery past layered with Black Summer’s sounds. As a dance-theatre work from the daughter of an environmental geochemist intertwining fact with […]

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