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Countdown to COP26

29 September 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) is just around to corner. Hosted in Glasgow, it will see world leaders, climate experts and negotiators come together to discuss actions to tackle the climate emergency. It’s a critical opportunity to accelerate climate ambitions and inspire collaborative action at all levels, in Scotland and beyond.

It will shape policy for decades to come and has the power to accelerate the pace of change. It will shine a spotlight on the key climate change challenges that affect us all and inspire action in those both directly and indirectly involved in the conference.

“The world is watching Glasgow this year, looking for commitments to action that will give us all hope for the future. Scotland has shown leadership in ambition and set challenging targets to match that ambition. The action now required is to deliver against those targets, and SSN is acutely aware of the challenges inherent in these actions and we aim to continue to help to drive forward the public sector response to these challenges.” John Wincott, SSN Chair

Collaboration is crucial to delivering net zero

Networking and collaboration is vital in addressing the climate emergency and will play an essential role in driving action from COP26.  SSN will play an important role in this, as it is a strong and trusted mechanism for collaboration and knowledge sharing across the public sector in Scotland.

COP26 provides opportunities to share and learn from others around the world what can be achieved through partnerships and to build new ones!

 “Collaboration is vital to scale up action on climate change. SSN provides a national platform for public sector collaboration and capacity building. COP26 provides an opportunity to enhance and accelerate collaboration, and SSN is working with its members, partners and contacts to accelerate collaboration and partnerships to help Scotland achieve its Net Zero, Just Transition and Green Recovery ambitions.” George Tarvit, SSN Project Director

Get involved!

As well as working directly with our members, we have joined forces with partners through projects such as COP26 Climate Beacons and the COP26 Climate Collaboration Challenge, projects which facilitate collaboration in climate action across the different sectors.

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