Countdown to COP26

Source: Independent Catholic News

The United Nations climate talks (also known as the Conference of Parties or COP), that were scheduled to have taken place in Glasgow in 2020, will now take place 1-12 November 2021. COP26 will be biggest summit ever hosted in the UK – Covid permitting – with around 30,000 attendees expected.

It is the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement. That is because COP26 is the first summit when countries must report back on their progress since the Paris Agreement and set out more ambitious goals for ending their contribution to climate change.


23-25 July The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick: Annual Justice and Peace Conference- Action for Life on Earth’ With talks and workshops linked to COP26.

18-26 September Great Big Green Week – Action on Climate Change

4 October – Launch of the Laudato Si Action Platform

1-12 November Civil Society Convergence Spaces – creative hubs across Glasgow where activists can gather and connect together, warm up with food and drink, book meeting rooms, produce artwork and socialise.

5-6 November Days of Action in Glasgow and across the UK

7-9 November Alternative Summit in Glasgow in-person and online


Young Christian Climate Network
Cornwall to Glasgow 13 June – 30 October

Camino to COP26
London to Glasgow 5 September – 29 October


Glasgow COP action

The Climate Coalition

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Green Christian COP26


Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition

Catholic Climate & Ecological Emergency Network (CCLEEN) – Fostering ecological conversion in the spirit of Laudato Si’, authenticated by action within the Church and advocacy in society.

Reclaim our common home CAFOD Campaign includes calling on banks to cancel the debt of the world’s poorest nations.

Eyes of the World – CAFOD Schools Campaign on climate change.

Operation Noah’s Bright Now Campaign for fossil-free churches

Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill. The Bill asks the UK to take responsibility for its fair share of greenhouse gas emissions.

Global Justice Now

Updated by the National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN) Environment Working group.