Join the Scottish Greens in Glasgow and online for COP26.

From 31 October – 12 November 2021, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. These negotiations will be critical in determining our ability to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees. The UN Secretary-General has described this as ‘code red for humanity’.

The Scottish Greens will be in Glasgow with our partner Greens from across Europe and the Global Greens, both in-person and online, discussing the big issues of the talks and making our voices heard.

Our Ministers, MSPs, Councillors, members and activists will be taking part in events over the two weeks and there are plenty of opportunities to join and get involved.

We are partnering with the European Green Party (EGP) and Green Europe Foundation (GEF) to host the Green Hub, a physical event space and meeting point at the Renfield St Stephens Centre on bath Street.

We will also be taking part in the Global Day of Action mass mobilization march in Glasgow on Saturday 6thNovember. We will meet at the GreenHub, Renfield St Stephen’s Centre on Bath Street at 11am for a 11:15 departure to Kelvingrove Park. Those familiar with Glasgow can join us at the Kelvin statue from 12pm for speeches and music before the main march.

You can find a list of the Scottish Greens events and registration links below and the full programme for the Green Hub here

Mon 1-Nov-2021

 

11am - COP26 is here!

Oras Tynkkynen and Dirk Holemans will issue a warm welcome to the Green Hub. Following which Scottish Greens co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater will be joined by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and the leader of the Northern Irish Greens, Clare Bailey, at this hybrid event to discuss the climate action we need to see result from Cop26!

Venue: Green Hub: Chapel Room, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

2.30pm - Our Health in the Anthropocene

Join the Scottish Young Greens & the Global Young Greens to discuss how climate change will affect our health and how to prepare for it.

Speakers: Gillian Mackay MSP (Scot), Salome Gikonyo (Kenya) , Clement Badra (Canada) & Dr Elizabeth Kerekere MP (NZ)

 

                                         Tue 2-Nov-2021

 

3pm - Climate Cafe

Join the Young Greens for a coffee and chat about the climate crisis.

Venue: Youth Hub (Garnethill Room), Green Hub, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

Wed 3-Nov-2021

 

11am - Hydrogen in the Climate Emergency Economy

A global conversation on the role of hydrogen in achieving net-zero by 2050 through a just transition.

Speakers: Mark Ruskell MSP @Scottish Green Party [Chair], Evert Nieuwenhuis @Wetenschappelijk Bureau GroenLInks, Dominic Eagleton @Global Witness, Alex Lee @Friends of the Earth Scotland, Eleonora Moro @E3G

Venue: Garnethill Room, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

2pm - Green Impact Walking Tours 

A walking tour of Glasgow highlighting the impact greens have had on Glasgow's public spaces. (approximately 2 hours)

Start/Finish outside Renfield St Stephens Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

7pm - Leading the Change: Local Council Divestment 

Scottish Greens will discuss the importance of divestment in tackling the climate crisis and the potential threats and opportunities to be aware of when running a divestment campaign for your local council.

Venue: Online

 

Thu 4-Nov-2021

 

4.30pm - Making Polluters Pay and Sharing Proceeds Fairly

Hosted by Green Party of England & Wales. Speakers: Molly Scott Cato, Richard Folland (Carbon Tracker), Hannah Dillon (Zero Carbon Campaign), David Flint (GPEW), Ross Greer MSP

Venue: Milton Room, Green Hub, Renfield Centre, 360 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

7pm - Debate Night

An informal debate evening with international delegates about different proposed solutions to climate change, joint hosted by Scottish Young Greens. 

Venue: In Person @Garnethill Room (Youth Hub), Green Hub, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow



Fri 5-Nov-2021

 

9am - Art Session: Day of Action Preparations

Preparing banners for the Climate Strike and Global Day of Action, hosted by the Scottish Young Greens.

Venue: In Person @Garnethill Room (Youth Hub), Green Hub, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

10.30am - COP26 Climate Strike 

The Scottish Young Greens will be meeting at the Youth Hub (Garnethill Room, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow), at 10:30am to walk to Kelvingrove Park for 11am for the start of the march. All welcome!

 

6pm - Scottish Greens' Cèilidh 

Join the Scottish Greens and the Deoch N Doras cèilidh band for an evening of traditional music and dancing. Everyone welcome to this family friendly event.

Food served from 6.30pm 

Dancing from 7.30 - 9.30pm 

 

Sat 6-Nov-2021

 

11am - Global Day of Action

Join the solidarity march with fellow Greens from across the globe. We will meet at the GreenHub, Renfield St Stephen’s Centre on Bath Street for breakfast from 9am and then depart at 11am for Kelvingrove Park. Those familiar with Glasgow can join us at the Kelvin statue from 12pm for speeches and music before the main march.

 

Tue 9-Nov-2021

 

10am - Yoga Session with Boo Yoga

Give yourself an hour to rest from COP26 and join the Young Greens for a yoga session!

 

11am - Women Across the World Tackling Climate Change​

Weaving together stories from the Homeward Bound Project, with Lorna Slater MSP and the Homeward Bound project team.

Venue: Kirk Lounge, Green Hub, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow 

 

3pm - Yoga Session with Boo Yoga

Give yourself an hour to rest from COP26 and join the Young Greens for a yoga session!

 

7.30pm Bonjour, Queer Greens!

Patrick Harvie will host a chat with Green activists from other countries who are working on LGBTI+ rights in their own context.

Speakers: Patrick Harvie MSP, Amelia Womack (Green Party England & Wales) and Alice Kuhnke MEP

Venue: BONJOUR Café, 37 Saltmarket Place, Glasgow, G1 5NA.

 

Wed 10-Nov-2021

 

1pm - Global Perspectives on Just Transition

A global conversation on the role of hydrogen in achieving net-zero by 2050 through a just transition. With Mark Ruskell MSP, Dominic Eagleton (Senior Campaigner - Gas @ Global Witness), Alex Lee (Climate Campaigner @ FoES), Jutta Paulus MSP

Venue: Chapel Room, Green Hub, Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

2.30pm - How can the Global North support the South?

Join us to discuss how people in the North can help fight for climate justice and a just transition with activists from across the world! 

Speakers: Fabiana Zanutti (Argentina), Janmejai Tiwari (India), Salome Gikonyo (Kenya) & Maggie Chapman MSP (Scotland)

 

7pm - Insider's Scoop from COP26

Updates from MSP passholders and members Q&A. (Members Only)

Please register here

 

Thu 11-Nov-2021

 

11am - Young Greens in Parliament

Gillian Mackay MSP and Ross Greer MSP discuss the challenges and opportunities for Young Greens in Parliament.

 

Fri 12-Nov-2021



CANCELLED - 11am - Green Ministers Leading Change

A panel discussion between our two Scottish Greens' Ministers and other Green Ministers, reflecting on what has come out of COP and how Greens in Government can influence change. 

Venue: Church Room, Green Hub, Renfield Cente, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow

 

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