An Alternative COP26: Programme

A Climate Conference hosted by the Peace and Justice Project in Glasgow and online

As world leaders meet for COP26, the Peace and Justice Project is working with trade unions and campaigns across Scotland,  UK and across the world to host an alternative COP26. Bringing together speakers and cultural figures, we will host four days of talks, discussions and performances to ensure that the voices of workers and under-represented groups are recognised.

We will also be hosting a number of fringe events throughout the week, in partnership with comrades from across the trade union movement.

8 NOVEMBER
WEBSTERS THEATRE GLASGOW

11am Climate Change: The Impact on Our Health

Climate change is already having a detrimental impact on global health, with around 40,000 deaths directly attributed to air pollution in the UK alone.

Our NHS is already under strain from decades of under-funding and coping with Covid-19 pandemic. We must ensure it remains publicly owned and invested in to cope with climate change stresses.

Join Jeremy Corbyn for the Unite the union fringe ‘Climate Change: The Impact On Our Health’ at 11:00 on Monday 8 November at Websters Theatre Glasgow.
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This session, hosted by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will discuss the impacts of climate change, hearing stories from UK floods to forest fires around the world and how the Fire and Rescue service has been on the frontline of fighting the impact of the climate catastrophe without receiving any funding – instead being undermined by years of Tory austerity.
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3:30pm In Celebration: Jack Mundey and the Green Bans

We are delighted and humbled to host a celebration of Jack Mundey with speakers from Australia and Britain. The fight for our planet needs to nurture radical hope and the strategic, political brilliance of the Green Bans movement and the leadership of Jack will hopefully help to inspire and lift the horizons of the unionists and community leaders gathered in Glasgow from around the world who are continuing the fight for climate justice.

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8pm The Climate Justice Cabaret

An evening of music, comedy and spoken word in support of climate justice.  At the heart of Glasgow’s COP26 conference as the world’s leaders meet, this event offers a unique chance to enjoy some top-class entertainment from artists demanding a liveable planet.


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9 NOVEMBER
SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE EDINBURGH

8pm In Conversation With Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn chats to Susan Morrison about climate justice, COP26, the urgent need for action, public ownership of energy and transport, the Peace and Justice Project and how he has adjusted after his time as Labour leader.


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10 NOVEMBER
WEBSTERS THEATRE GLASGOW 

11am Scotland’s Rail Unions @ COP26

Hear from leading members of Scotland’s rail unions about how their vision for Scotland’s railway will help tackle the climate emergency.

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1.30pm Truth About Zane

Join this live podcast recording where Jeremy Corbyn will be joined by Nicole and Kye, parents of Zane Gbangbola, who died aged 7 after being taken ill with suspected hydrogen cyanide poisoning during floods in 2014. Zane’s family home was just down the road from a landfill site which is now due to be investigated. Zane’s parents are adamant that flood water washed the hydrogen cyanide into their home leading to their home in Surrey being infused with ‘25,000 parts per million very high readings of Hydrogen Cyanide Gas’ according to the National Incident Log.

Jeremy will hear from Zane’s parents about how they have campaigned for truth and justice for Zane.

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4pm Little Voices V Big Heads

We take a look at the link between fair trade principles, practices and environmental sustainability. This is underscored by the use of the fair trade premium, where growers and producers collectively use their premium to invest in the health and well-being of their communities.

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8pm Towards Net Zero

How do we respond to the climate crisis?  What urgent action do we need to take?  How do we ensure workers and trade unions are at the heart of the campaign for climate justice?  Join our panel including Sarah Woolley (BFAWU), Mick Lynch (RMT) Roz Foyer (STUC), Mick Wheelan (ASLEF), Jim Mowatt (Unite the Union) and Jeremy Corbyn.


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11 NOVEMBER
WEBSTERS THEATRE GLASGOW

1:30pm No Climate Justice Without Social Justice

We’ll hear from people at the forefront of some of the most inspiring social justice campaigns in Scotland.

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8pm In Conversation With Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn chats to Graham Spiers about climate justice, COP26, the urgent need for action, public ownership of energy and transport, the Peace and Justice Project and how he has adjusted after his time as Labour leader.


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An Alternative COP26: Programme