COP 26 – Perspectives From Non Attendees

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Last week, we thought it would be interesting to try and get some perspectives on COP from those that weren’t attending. What were they hearing in the media? Was it different from what our team was reporting? How did they feel about what was going on? We reached out to our supporters, volunteers and colleagues […]

Learn With Grandma

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During the conference, many of the team from The Word Forest Organisation bumped into Val Wood-Gaiger. She was often in the room asking a question or adding her comment. She set up an organisation called ‘Learn with Grandma’. This international network connects the different generations across the world, recognising that young and old have a […]

Depicting COP 26 Through Art

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At the entrance to the Blue Zone, there were a great variety of people telling the stories of COP 26 through many vibrant mediums. One such creative was Dr. Cecile Girardin from the University of Oxford, whose goal was to depict the negotiations in a mural. The aim was to make the talks accessible to […]

Kensa Win Prestigious Climate Innovation Award At COP26

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Kensa Group, the UK’s only manufacturer of low carbon ground source heat pumps, was among a global cohort of winners of the esteemed Ashden Awards. Climate solutions charity Ashden honours pioneering organisations lowering carbon emissions and building a fairer world. The winners were announced at COP26 in a ceremony attended by Carlos Alvarado, the President […]

COP OUT at COP 26? A Missed Opportunity That’s Hard To Digest

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COP 26 has been described as our ‘Last and best hope to tackle the Climate Emergency’. This event has been hyped-up for months. Leaders from all over the globe have gathered in Glasgow to discuss and deliver critical climate goals and actions if we are to stay below 1.5°C of warming. Such commitments are essential […]

Why Aren’t We Talking About HVO?

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The focus at COP 26 on Wednesday 10th November was Transport – where world leaders and delegates led discussions on how to achieve quick and significant reductions in global carbon emissions through changing the ways we get around. Within the conference, there appeared to be a heavy drive – pardon the pun – for electric […]

The Great Green Wall – The Line That Unites Africa

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The Great Green Wall initiative caught my attention a few years back, so I was very keen to attend a showing of a documentary focused on the inspirational project during COP26 in the Green Zone. Introduced by Inna Modja, artist and activist, it follows her music-filled journey across Africa, from Senegal to Ethiopia along the […]

Kenyan Women Leading The Way On Climate Action

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9th November was Gender Day at COP26 and Lucy and Sue attended an inspiring session led by African women, predominantly from Kenya, entitled ‘Women leading: lessons from local action on gender and climate to inform international climate action’. it was organised by Climate Action Network Europe and Care International. The first panellist, Patricia, representing Environment […]

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