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COP Tales and Cocktails

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This event will provide an early opportunity for people from arts or environment backgrounds to share developing plans for COP26 in Glasgow.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is pleased to invite you to the next in our series of Green Tease events, organised in collaboration with ecoartscotland.

*Please note the change of venue. Due to high demand, this event will now be taking place in a larger space at Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow.*

COP26, the world's largest climate conference, is coming to Glasgow in November 2020. It will be the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris Agreement and will have a substantial role in determining international environmental policy for years to come.

This could be a huge opportunity to leverage improvements in work to tackle climate change here in Scotland and the UK and we want to make sure that we take full advantage of this. The COP will only be in town for two weeks, so we need to be planning now to make the most of this short time.

We feel that it is vitally important to establish good communication early on between people working in different fields. In particular we want to help forge connections between environmental organisations and campaigns and artists or arts organisations, believing that these  areas have much to offer each other.

The climate crisis is also a crisis of culture in the broadest sense, a failure of how we operate as a society, and we believe that the cultural sector can and should be doing more to bring about the sustainable future we desperately need. The cultural sector has huge social influence and can provide an invaluable resource for reaching and engaging new people about climate change in different ways.

This event will bring together sustainability experts, campaigners, artists, arts organisations, and policy makers to learn more about what the big issues will be at COP26, think about the history of the arts' engagement with previous COPs, share plans that are already in development, make new plans, and form connections across the divides between these disciplines. 

So whether you're already deep into planning or are looking to find out how you can get involved, join us for an evening of drinks (perhaps a festive mulled wine), snacks and energising discussion. Tell others about what you are planning and learn what other are working on. And then we can get to work!

Schedule

6:30-7pm Drinks and mingling

7-7:30pm Presentations from various organisations about their plans for the COP

7:30-8pm Discussion of what we would like to get out of the COP and how we can achieve it

8-8:30pm Drinks and mingling

We have already got in touch with various individuals about speaking during the 7-7:30pm window, but there's always room for more, so if you have plans that you'd like to present to the other attendees then please get in touch with lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com.

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Getting here:  The event will be held in the event space at Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow, G4 9RH. The venue is situated 5 minutes' walk from Cowcaddens subway station and 15 minutes' walk from Glasgow Queen Street Station. It is also reachable via the 7, 68, 71a, 72, 75 and M3 bus routes from Buchanan Bus Station The venue is situated on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.

Accessibility: The venue is situated on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch with lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com if you would like to make us aware of any particular accessibility requirements.

Refreshments: Alcoholic and soft drinks will be available.

For further information please contact Lewis Coenen-Rowe: lewis.coenen-rowe@creativecarbonscotland.com

Green Tease

Green Tease is a network and ongoing informal events programme, connecting creative practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland.  Creative Carbon Scotland runs the Green Tease Open Call, which is a funded opportunity supporting sustainability practitioners and artists to exchange ideas, knowledge and practices with the aim of building connections and widening understanding of the role of arts in influencing a more sustainable society.

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