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Fighting the climate crisis with climate optimism

Levels of eco anxiety are at an all-time high, intensified by is what seen by many as a failed climate summit. Could optimism be an essential resource in confronting the climate crisis?  COP26 is viewed as a failure by many. From accusations of greenwashing after the presence of fossil fuel industries inside The Green Zone, […]

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In and Outside of COP26: Indigenous Movement Assembly

Indigenous people have been at the forefront of climate movements for centuries, yet their voices still often remain unheard in major climate negotiations.  Indigenous peoples from all over the world gathered at the COP26 People’s Summit on Tuesday 9th to express their concerns regarding the progress (or lack of) at the traditional negotiations.  Reaching capacity […]

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If The ‘Earth’ Without ‘Art’ is Just ‘Eh’ Why Don’t We Make Less ‘Eh’ Art?

In Glasgow during COP26, naturally, the central theme of exhibitions is climate change. As with most media and artworks about the climate, diagnosis of the problem is very strong, but it tends to stop there. Of course, I don’t think an artwork should offer false hope about climate change but exhibitions that are unremittingly depressing […]

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A cop-out COP

Deep in his dream, memories emerge of an event long ago… *** With the bash of the gavel and mop of his brow, Alok Sharma could finally clock out and hurry backstage to surely find the nearest wall to punch through in frustration and despair. Yet another unoptimised UN climate summit. Not that this was […]

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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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Thousands embark on Glasgow for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

On Saturday 6th November, the city centre of Glasgow played host to one of the biggest ever protests seen in the city’s history. As politicians, lobbyists, and delegates met within the confines of SEC centre on the riverside, on the street, activists from all walks of life descended upon the city to send a clear […]

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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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A Weegie’s perspective on COP26

As I read articles during the run up to COP26, I felt slightly aggrieved that I was missing the most exciting thing to happen in Glasgow since the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It seemed like quite bad luck that I was moving away from home mere months before COP26. As anyone who has been to Glasgow […]