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What is COP26 and what are the local implications?

August 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Free

In November 2021, the UK will host the 26th annual session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, or COP26, in Glasgow. COP refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

At the summit, delegates including heads of state, climate change experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

But what does this mean for The Highlands and the people who live here? How might this conference reduce the impact of global warming? Will it lead to changes in the way we live our lives?

It is so important that everyone in Scotland has the chance to learn what COP26 is about, why it matters and how it plays into the global fight against the climate and ecological emergency.

The Highland Council will be hosting an online seminar on the topic of COP26. The seminar will begin with a short presentation and then followed by a workshop in which attendees can discuss the climate emergency and the global response to it in a friendly and relaxed setting.

What is COP26 and what are the local implications?

Tuesday 17th August, 3pm – 4pm

3pm

Virtual ‘doors open’

Introduction from Councillor John Gordon

What is COP26?

What COP26 means for the Highlands?

What is the Council taking down to COP26

Q&A and open discussion

Link to MS Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZGQ2OGQ0NTQtMmM4MC00MDU5LTllNzYtZDA1NTE4YzdkYWZh%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2289f0b56e-6d16-4fe8-9dba-176fa940f7c9%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c811533d-36c8-4aed-a1e3-5c444f25cafd%22%7d

Details

Date:
August 17
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizers

Katie Andrews
Joe Perry

Venue

Online