The World Comes to Glasgow

Coming to Glasgow 1-12 November 2021, COP26 is the major UN environmental meeting. It will see every country around the World gather to discuss the climate emergency. Hear from Friends of the Earth about what COP is about, check out the Climate Fringe and see what arts events are planned – you can also add your own.

We’ll highlight our favourite upcoming COP events from organisations around Glasgow and Scotland on our events page

We’re working with students and staff to examine what COP26 means to Glasgow and the GSA. Join us throughout 2021 at SiAG meetings to discuss our participation, and who is working on what in Glasgow, Scotland and the World. You can learn more about the thinking of engaging with students around COP here.

Got a place to offer an activist to stay, or need somewhere to stay during COP26? Try the Human Hotel

There’s plenty of ideas of how we at GSA and the local community should mark this occasion. We intend to make it a true Scottish and Glaswegian welcome, linking the issues of man-made climate change to social issues, highlighting how a greener, cleaner World will benefit all of us.

You can apply to be a One Step Greener ambassador (closes 3 October).

But this isn’t just about those 12 days in November, or the expected thousands of delegates. This is about what it means to be an art school, and what role we can play. We’ll be supporting and promoting academic, social justice and environmental actions right through the year.

Email John to get involved.

Pic: Joe Habben winner Royal Geographical Society Earth Photo Prize 2020