As global leaders convene in Glasgow for the UN Climate Conference (COP26), Global Witness will join climate activists on the ground to push for accountability of climate-wrecking industries and solutions that put people and planet first. Find out how you can get involved from anywhere in the world.
Thousands of activists, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world will convene in Glasgow for COP26 later this month, with all eyes on global leaders’ climate commitments to prevent the worst of climate breakdown. Global Witness will be on the ground calling on politicians and corporates to put people and planet first – to keep our forests standing, keep fossil fuels in the ground, and to protect those most impacted by the climate crisis. We’ll be joining forces with partners and allies at COP to call out greenwashing and the peddling of false solutions that delay and distract us from real climate action.
Whether you’ll be in Glasgow or at home – here's how you can join our climate events to push for accountability and change that put people and planet first. This will take all of us.
Climate justice between Global North and Global South
The climate crisis is
mostly caused by the Global North and most acutely felt in the Global South –
how can the imbalance be addressed? Our Director of Communications Amy Richards will be speaking at this Times Earth Hub event hosted by News UK (the Times newspapers and Times Radio).
Monday, November 1, 6:30pm GMT. Register here to attend in person.
Hydrogen: Problem or Solution?
Phasing out fossil fuels has never been more urgent if we are to prevent the worst of climate breakdown. Join Global Witness, Friends of the Earth Scotland, the Scottish Green Party, and Wetenschappelijk Bureau Groenlinks as we explore the role of hydrogen in achieving net zero by 2050 through a just transition – will blue hydrogen lock us into the more decades of fossil fuel reliance or lead to decarbonisation and herald the arrival of green hydrogen made with renewable energy?
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 11:00-12:30pm GMT. Register here to attend online or in person.
Fixing finance from the ground up: Making Indigenous voices count in the fight to stop deforestation
Join Global Witness and partner Global Canopy as we bring together Indigenous communities, financial leaders, and policy makers to find solutions to the deforestation epidemic. Together we will explore what must be done to protect Indigenous communities, their homes, livelihoods and the planet.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 16:00-17:30 GMT. Register here to attend in person. You can access the livestream here. To access the event interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese, please find the instructions here.
Human Rights and Governance as the frontline victims of climate change
Our Director of Campaigns Seema Joshi will be speaking on this Times Earth Hub panel event, exploring the intersections between human rights, governance and the climate crisis.
Thursday, November 4, 6:30pm GMT. Register here to attend in person.
Climate Justice and the Roots of Conflict
2020 was the deadliest year for environmental and land defenders standing up to protect their homes and our planet. Join Global Witness as we bring together defenders Malungelo Xhakaza, Margarita Campuzano and AK Guillen, and Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, to discuss climate conflict and what needs to happen to keep defenders safe.
Event to take place during the People’s Summit, Sunday, November 7, 2021 / 2pm GMT. Register here.
Net Zero smoke and mirrors
Net Zero climate targets and plans to expand carbon markets present dangerous loopholes for fossil fuel actors to delay climate action and threaten land, ecosystems and human rights, including those of environmental defenders. Instead of these dangerous distractions, we need urgent action to bring greenhouse gas emissions down to Real Zero. Join Global Witness, Greenpeace, ActionAid, Amnesty International and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) to learn more.
Monday, November 8, 2021 / 11:30-12:45 GMT. You can access the livestream here.
SHE Changes Climate Day: Champions of Solutions
The climate crisis is at our doorstep and affecting us all. But the perspectives on, and decisions about how to tackle it have been made mainly by men who speak on behalf of a fraction of the population. On Gender Day at COP26, this event will highlight women who are crucial to climate leadership. Join our Director of Campaigns, Seema Joshi, who will speak on a panel about how we can best activate corporations to create meaningful and equitable change. See full event itinerary here.
Ecocide Law and Climate Justice
Goodwill and ambition alone are insufficient to provoke the profound changes in practice required to face the global climate and ecological crisis, and those least at fault continue to suffer the most. Could an international crime of ecocide create the legal and moral parameter that is currently missing to protect people and the planet? Join Global Witness with ClientEarth DE, Stop Ecocide International, Richard Rogers (Climate Counsel) and
David Lammy (UK Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice) as we dig deeper.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 / 09:00-12:00 GMT. Register here to attend in person or to access the livestream.