COP 26 - Glasgow

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, November 12, 2021 - 18:00


Glasgow will be hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties. World leaders, civil society, companies and activists will come together to accelerate action towards the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework convention on climate change. 

Plastic Free July

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 09:30 to Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 17:30


Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

Join millions of others in the pledge to have a plastic free July. They provide you with resources and support to make the necessary changes in your personal life, or for your business or workplace.  

UN Biodiversity Conference

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 09:30 to Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 05:30


Building a Better Environment with Chris Stark

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00 to 12:00

At the heart of Local Trust and the Big Local programme, is a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area.

This is why Local Trust are hosting a series of talks with several leading experts and high-profile thinkers on how, after coronavirus, we can build a better economy, society, and planet, with community power as a core element.

Environment & Social Inclusion

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 14:30 to 16:00

Exploring environmental justice, climate change and the importance of social inclusion across the legal and environmental professions. More details will follow.

Introduction: Pamela Castle, OBE, Founder, Castle Debates

Chair: Kerry Geldart, Partner Castle DebatesGuest Speakers:

Sarah Mukherjee, Chief Executive, Instituie of Environmetnal Management & Assessment (IEMA)

Julian Agyeman Ph.D. FRSA FRGS, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University

Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency: Countdown to COP26

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:30


Presented by CausewayExchange, ECCI and Jacobs.

Following May's successful 'Growing our Cities in the Climate Emergency' event that brought together leaders from across Celtic cities, CausewayExchange is hosting an online event that will discuss activities currently taking place in the lead up to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

Key Topics:

Understanding Climate Complexity: Science through Art

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00


In November 2020, COP26 should have been held in Glasgow, UK. Instead, we can use the time to increase our understanding of climate change, discover new ways to share knowledge, and build connections between those working in different fields with a shared interest in understanding and protecting the planet.

If you are an artist, creative practitioner, or a climate scientist with an interest in how science and art can work together to develop understanding of climate change, please join us for this exciting collaborative discussion event.

WWF and Scottish Power's COP 26 Climate Collaboration Challenge

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:00


WWF Scotland and ScottishPower invite you to take part in their COP 26 Climate Collaboration Challenge with the aim of sparking innovative ways of working together to accelerate climate action and adaptation. Their goal is to combine the energy, skills, resources and knowledge of business, industry, public agencies, financial institutions and civil society. Join them for an afternoon of inspiring talks with people from across the Scottish environment sector.

Assessing and Building City-Level Readiness for Climate Action

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30


Has your area has declared a climate emergency? How ready is it to deliver climate action?

Through the ESRC Place Based Climate Action Network (PCAN), we have developed the Climate Action Readiness Assessment (CARA) framework.

So far in Leeds we’ve applied the framework to housing, commercial buildings, the public sector and transport. Together, these make up about 85% of our direct carbon footprint. The CARA methodology is also being piloted, with our help, by the cultural sector in Leeds via SAIL (Sustainable Arts in Leeds).