COP26

The COP26 event was a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it. COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a treaty agreed in 1994.

The previous conference, COP25 in Madrid, finished with lots of big issues unresolved, but an agreement was made about cutting carbon dioxide – a gas that causes global warming.

Each nation agreed to devise a plan to cut their carbon emissions by the next conference in Glasgow.

COP26 was the biggest summit the UK has ever hosted and the UK government declared 2020 a “Year of Climate Action”.

As well as the targets for changing to electric cars, the government has pledged to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions to “net zero” – which means releasing virtually no carbon – by 2050.

This means emissions from areas like transport, farming and industry will have to be avoided completely or offset by sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere.

We took the opportunity of COP26 to showcase the admirable work of our Scottish communities in tackling the climate crisis and to share stories of international climate community resilience.

There are mixed feelings and hopes about COP26 within the climate action movement. SCCAN supports climate activists who fairly and peacefully protest against a greenwashing agenda and demand a just transition and climate rights for all.

We would like to warmly welcome you to check out and get involved with SCCAN events and activities that started during COP26 Glasgow and that will continue to grow into 2022.

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📢 Global Day of Action for Climate Justice – Saturday 6 November 2021 – Watch the recording below:

🌍 Aberdeen Climate Action and NESCAN

🌍 Deeside CAN

🌍 Stop Climate Chaos Scotland