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26/11/19 11:18

Scotland’s base for climate summit

Glasgow Science Centre to host COP26 events.

Glasgow Science Centre will be Scotland’s base for a series of events during the COP26 UN Climate Summit.

The Scottish Government has formed a partnership with the centre, and will work with them to design an inclusive programme for people and community groups from across the country.

Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:

“COP26 is a unique opportunity for Scotland to take part in the global debate on how to tackle the climate emergency. We are determined that community groups, campaigners and people of all ages from across Scotland are able to be involved, and have their views heard.

“That is why I am delighted that we have entered into this partnership with Glasgow Science Centre to host a series of events during COP26.

“I look forward to working with them in the coming year to develop a programme that is enjoyable and informative, and one that showcases Scotland’s ambition and innovation in tackling climate change.”

Stephen Breslin, Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre said:

“In November 2020, governments, industry, civil society and other international organisations will come together in Glasgow for COP26 to tackle the climate crisis. We are delighted to be working with the Scottish Government to ensure that as many people as possible across Scotland can hear their messages so that we can develop a shared understanding of how we must respond, individually and collectively, to the climate emergency."

Background:

• COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Summit and will take place in Glasgow between 9 and 20 November 2020
• more than 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event, which will be held at Glasgow’s SEC campus
• the COP25 summit will take place in Madrid between 2 and 13 December 2019