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COP26 People’s Summit: The movement beyond the negotiations

As week two of COP26 negotiations got off to a start, a different set of discussions were had, regarding the failings of the conference and how real climate action can prosper.  COP26 Coalition provided a People’s Summit in Glasgow last week where voices and ideas were shared beyond the confines of the Scottish Event Campus, […]

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Seachdain na Gàidhlig festival held in Edinburgh

This year’s Seachdain na Gàidhlig festival, to be held in Edinburgh, will have a specific focus on the climate, exploring the impact of climate change on island communities.  The festival, which will take place from 5 to 12 November 2021, was first run by the University of Edinburgh in 2014. After significant success, it became […]

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25,000 climate change activists march in Glasgow

On Friday 5 November, an estimated 25,000 climate change protestors marched through Glasgow, expressing their discontent with perceived inaction on climate change by world leaders present at the COP26 climate change convention. Many marchers were also critical of market-based solutions to climate change, alongside the disproportionate impact that climate change has on people living in […]

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Extinction Rebellion march through Edinburgh as COP26 begins

On Sunday 31 November, the day that COP26 began in Glasgow, hundreds of people were out, not trick-or-treating, but protesting. These demonstrators were part of Extinction Rebellion (XR), a global environmental movement fighting against mass extinction and committed to the prevention of the collapse of climate and ecological systems.  The march started from the Meadows […]