Your guide to the Glasgow climate talks

Welcome to the COP hub

In November 2021, global leaders will descend on Scotland for the Glasgow climate talks (also called COP26). We know from experience that the talks are often lacking in ambition or action. We need more than polished speeches if we're going to solve the crisis.

Which is where you come in. The talks are a key opportunity for the climate movement to come together, demand justice for those most affected by the crisis and hold leaders to account. How? By raising awareness in our communities, highlighting the solutions necessary and making sure our voices are heard, online and offline.

The ongoing pandemic means we'll need to be flexible. But one thing's for sure: this is our opportunity to push for bolder, fairer solutions to the crises we face.  

We've put together some guidance (see below) to help you get involved in the flagship Global Day of Action, as well as additional actions you can take. Do pop us a message using the feedback button if there's something you can't find. Now let's get mobilising...  

Social media during COP26

Social media will be a key campaign tool during the climate talks as it allows us to speak directly to decision-makers and engage our communities around important topics like justice and climate solutions.

To help your group maximise its impact at every stage, we've included social media tips and guidance in all our COP guidance. You can also read our beginners guide to social media which includes advice on recruiting a social media volunteer, as well as a special section on the climate talks.

Know your rights for protests and demos

In our campaign work, there are times we need to get out onto the streets to get voices heard. We've put together a handy guide which provides you with information about planning protests, police power and your rights. It’s designed to help you keep safe when you’re protesting in public spaces. This guide covers the situation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Plan an intake event

After COP26, people will be feeling motivated to take more action on climate change.

Check out our 'Growing the movement after COP26: holding an intake event' guide which will help you organise an event to harness that energy and to welcome new members to your group.

Resources for COP

We’ll be adding resources and social media templates to the list below to support you ahead of the climate talks, so keep checking back. Webinars and events, including COP social media training and a session with campaigners from the Global South, will be added to the training page once ready. We'll email you when registration opens.

COP26 Global day of action: How to take and send great photos and video

13 Oct 2021

Learn how to take great photos and videos to showcase your demonstrations for the global day of action on social media and our website.

Creating images with Canva

23 Nov 2021

Guidance and templates for you to create images for your campaign.

Push government to do more at COP26: lobby your MP

16 Sep 2021

In November, the UK will host the Glasgow climate talks – COP26. This is a huge opportunity to push the government on their climate ambition and to meet their international responsibilities. Read this guide to find out how to lobby your MP and push the government harder in the lead up to COP26. 

4 cases that threaten the UK's climate reputation

16 Sep 2021External link

The UK is set to host the UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021. But while the UK government claims to be a climate leader, it's currently involved in 4 cases that may worsen climate breakdown. Read about the cases.

Building local alliances

01 Sep 2021

In this guide we'll explain how to find potential allies to work with on your campaigns, and tips and tools for how to go about building those relationships. Our campaigning will be stronger and more impactful the more we collaborate. Big wins come when diverse groups of people come together to build power.

How to get media coverage

12 Oct 2021

Media outlets like local radio stations, television and newspapers can be an incredibly powerful tool to help spread the word about your campaign goals and successes, and even influence decision makers. Find out how to use the media to promote campaigns, handle requests from journalists, and become an effective spokesperson.

A beginner's guide to social media

23 Nov 2021

Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook can be a powerful tool for campaigning. Here are some guidelines on using these platforms to help boost your campaigns and grow your follower base, as well as tips on how to use social media for the COP26 campaign.

Training and events

25 Nov 2021

We hold regular online workshops so you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to take climate action.