18 Aug 2021
Why go to Glasgow?
Glasgow will be a great opportunity to meet other campaigners, share skills and stories and take action together – right in the heart of the city where negotiations are taking place. We’re encouraging people to come for the middle weekend of the talks (Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November), but you’re of course free to organise your trip as you see fit.
We'll be hosting a webinar ahead of the trip, plus pre-trip briefings, so keep an eye on the training page for updates on when those will be.
The plan so far
We're still firming up dates and times for what we've got planned, but here's a taster of what to expect over the weekend:
- Informal get-togethers where we can meet others in the network, and briefings to find out everything you need to know about the actions planned.
- Friends of the Earth Family Gathering. This will be a chance to hear from people all over the world campaigning with Friends of the Earth. Think inspiring talks, great music, delicious food and great people. There’s even talk of a ceilidh!
- A joint action with Friends of the Earth Scotland to shine a light on a key issue: North Sea oil and gas. We’ll need lots of people to make this happen, so look out for more information to find out how to join us.
- On Saturday afternoon we’ll take part in the Global Day of Action demonstration in Glasgow where we’ll march through the streets and hear from some great speakers.
- The People's Summit kicks off on the Sunday and will last four days. The summit will act as an alternative space to the formal negotiations, where civil society and grassroots networks share and explore solutions to the climate crisis. This year, the People's Summit will be a hybrid event with workshops and talks taking place both in person in Glasgow and online. We'll share a link to the list of workshops as soon as it's available.
Travel and accommodation
We can support you with travel and accommodation if you need. Accommodation will be in shared hostel rooms, shared "crash space" like community centres and school halls, or provided through the fantastic COP26 Homestay network which has been set up specifically for the climate talks. If you're interested in this option, we recommend you sign up for a homestay space via their website. Once we have an idea of who's joining us, we'll be able to allocate accommodation, however space in Glasgow is limited and we might not be able to arrange accommodation for everyone interested. We’ll share a survey at the end of August to gauge interest, and allocate accommodation on a first come first served basis, so make sure to fill out the survey as soon as possible. For those who have access needs we’ll be looking into ensuring fully accessible accommodation.
We ask that you book your own travel to Glasgow. We’ll be able to subsidise the cost of your train or bus up to a certain sum, and you'll be reimbursed as soon as possible once the climate talks have finished.
At the time of publishing, we're still months away from the talks and so some details are yet to be confirmed. We'll be emailing groups at the end of August to scope out how many people want to come to Glasgow. In the meantime, the best way to keep up to date as plans progress is to bookmark this page and check back or ask on the #glasgow_climatetalks channel on Slack.