This year’s UN Climate Change Conference, also known COP26, was hosted by the United Kingdom. It was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31st October to 12th November.

We ran a number of events during this period and you can review the output from some of these below.

What Next? COP26

Updates from COP: the World Leaders Summit and Finance

Our first update video from COP26.

Update from COP: Energy, Youth and the Public

Our second update from COP26.

Update from COP: Adaption, Gender and Transport

Our third update fro COP26.

The What Next Lounge and Eco-Street Theater

And for something COMPLETELY different! The What Next Eco-theatre Group performed ‘Everybird Goes to COP’ in Crown Court, Godalming. See the performance here.

During the performance we asked the people of Godalming to write messages for the leaders gathering in Glasgow. See the message here.

Climate Action Workshops

We ran a full day of activities for local schools and colleges to explore and discover what actions can be taken to limit global warming to below 2 DegC and as close to 1.5 DegC as possible. We also ran a workshop for Waverley Borough councillors.

Students from Broadwater School and Godalming College joined us in the Waverley Borough Council offices. See the outcome of their negotiations here.

Councillors and council staff from Waverley Borough joined us in the Centre for a Climate Action Workshop. See the outcome of their discussions here.

What was COP26 and what about COP27?

This conference was widely regarded as being most important climate change conference since the Paris Agreement of 2015 and, if successful, will herald a decade of wide ranging actions from governments, businesses and indivduals to significantly reduce greehouse gas emissions by 2030, ensuring that we get on track to limit global warming to no more than 2 DegC and as close to 1.5 DegC as possible.

COP27 will be head in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 7th to 18th November 2022.