Global leaders have descended on Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss the future of our planet at the COP26 summit. Over the next two weeks, the world will be watching delegates closely and hope to witness progress in policy and action towards the four COP26 goals: to secure global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, protect communities and natural habitats, mobilise finance and work together to deliver.
Monday the 1st of November saw the summit opened by speeches from the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, various climate activists and the Prince of Wales. The general message seemed to be one of urgency but also hope: “If working apart we are a force powerful enough to destabilise our planet, surely working together we are powerful enough to save it” – David Attenborough (COP26 Summit, 2021)
Our own Programme Manager, Ellis, will be attending a series of online events which will see experts, politicians, academics, and the public come together to discuss, debate, and learn about the expectations, challenges, goals and actions of the COP26 summit.
Did you know 97% of Scotland’s electricity comes from renewable sources? Thanks to our windy weather, onshore wind turbines produce around 70% of that energy, with hydropower and offshore wind supplying the rest.
At the International Summer School for Teens, we are most excited to see and hear from young leaders across the world as they fight for themselves and future generations!