Activists converged on Glasgow, Scotland in connection with the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties Summit (COP26) taking place there October 31 to November 12. In the days leading up to the Summit and over the course of the first week, multiple mass actions have taken place throughout Glasgow and around the fenced-off proceedings, as well as online. Related events are being held worldwide.
The mass actions held in Glasgow on October 30 and 31 as COP26 opened ensured the peoples’ demands set the tone for judging the negotiations taking place inside the hallowed halls where the people have no say over what is decided. Meanwhile, the COP26 Coalition has been holding its own assemblies independent of the official UN proceedings, where people from around the world and their collectives can speak in their own name to express their concerns. [More]
Humanize the Natural and Social Environment!
A major feature throughout the COP26 UN Climate Summit is to underscore that “leaders rule” and the people have no say and are ruled. This is enforced by a massive police presence at COP26, which is said to be the largest ever organized to enforce the overall exclusion of those most affected by climate change. [More]
Many delegates to the proceedings of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland have informed of the great difficulties they experience to take part in meetings. Many from the poorer nations were not even able to make it to Glasgow due to high costs of travel and COVID-19-related travel restrictions. These issues plus the massive police presence have led people to conclude that this is the most exclusionary UN Climate Summit ever, despite the claims by the UK government that COP26 would be the most inclusive COP yet. [More]