Details announced about COP26 ‘Green Zone’

Published: 1 October 2021

Over 200 public events over the course of the international conference

The UK Government has announced details of the programme for the COP26 public ‘Green Zone’, which will host over 200 public events throughout the conference.

Hosted in the in the Glasgow Science Centre, the Green Zone brings together young people, indigenous leaders, businesses and grassroots communities to showcase cultural performances, exhibitions, talks, film screenings and technical demonstrations to a global audience. 

Events are free and the public can apply for tickets from the 11 October, most of the events will be streamed on the COP26 YouTube channel. There are details of the programme available on the COP26 website.

The University of Glasgow is taking part in the Climate Challenge Cup, an international competition which aims to celebrate transformative partnerships between research bodies, civic organisations and local communities.

The ‘Climate Challenge Cup Innovation Showcase and Awards’ event will be held in the COP26 Green Zone on 10 November, to showcase the projects and announce the award-winners. Learn more by searching for ‘Climate Challenge Cup’ on the COP26 programme of events, or by visiting the Climate Challenge Cup website.

The full programme features over 300 organisations, including: 

  • Musicians in Exile, Glasgow’s asylum seeking and refugee musicians will perform music from their homelands with new songs created for COP26 about the impact of climate change on refugees now, and in the near future.
  • An immersive multimedia IMAX experience, Can I live? from Fehinti Balogun sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement. It weaves his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts.
  • ActionAid, featuring ‘Earth Observers’, a women-led debate on climate justice from space frontiers to frontline farmers. Female leaders including Nicole Stott (Veteran-NASA Astronaut) from the worlds of science, space exploration, activism and the arts will discuss how they’ve witnessed climate change from unique vantage points, and what they’ve learned about solutions, collaboration and ambition.
  • Tron Young Theatre, featuring ‘Retro/Future’, a documentary film about the River Clyde made by six young Glaswegians who have been engaging with young activists in Colombia and exploring ideas around climate change in their countries.

First published: 1 October 2021