COP26 NGO Coalition

Monday, 1 November 2021 - 12:00am to Friday, 12 November 2021 - 9:15pm
Glasgow, Scotland

The COP26 Coalition is a civil society coalition made of groups and individuals from a range of constituencies in Scotland and the rest of the UK, including trade unions, direct action networks, climate justice groups, environment and development NGOs, faith groups, students and youth, migrant and racial justice networks.

We support civil society, especially in Scotland and the UK to use COP26 as a learning moment to strengthen our movement, and to mobilise behind strong climate justice demands. We will also help explain the basics of the negotiations, as well as all the issues from a climate justice perspective.

We are coordinating a mass civil society action during the COP, complementing other decentralised actions in run up to and during COP, by providing a coordination space to inform targets, messages and actions.

More about our aims

Centring voices of those most impacted: We support, train and coordinate to ensure that the voices of those most impacted by the climate crisis (for example, frontline and indigenous communities in the global south) are heard in the run up to and during the COP, transforming our movements in the process.

Logistics and international solidarity: We provide support, advice, and information for the visa process, travel arrangements and accommodation for global south participants.

People’s Summit and civil society spaces: We ensure civil society has spaces to meet and organise during COP26, including a counter summit as a focal point for events, mobilising, learning, strategising.

Developing transformative policy demands: We develop political narratives and frameworks that deepen the understanding and connections between demands for decarbonisation at the national level and the impacts of different approaches and solutions on the global south. These include the need for financial and technical support for those already being impacted by the multiple crisis of climate and inequality.

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