An Alternative COP26

From 8 – 11 November 2021, the Peace and Justice Project hosted An Alternative COP26, consisting of a series of exciting panels, discussions, performances and events across the beautiful city of Glasgow, as well as a stop-off in Edinburgh.

From panels hosted by our trade union partners such as Unite the Union, Fire Brigades Union, ASLEF, RMT and TSSA, on the industry and worker roles in combating the climate crisis, to discussions with delegates from around the world on Fair Trade and sustainability, An Alternative COP26 was a fantastic coming together of people from all across the labour movement.

Whilst world leaders and global elite were rubbing shoulders with the fossil fuel industry and failed with the concrete commitments to tackle the climate crisis, we built an alternative vision that protects our environment, empowers our communities, stands up for workers and creates a future of social, economic and climate justice.

During his visit to Glasgow, Jeremy also stood in solidarity with striking cleaning workers on GMB picket lines around the city, as well as striking rail workers on the RMT’s Caledonian Sleeper picket line.  Jeremy also met with the parents of Zane Gbangbola, who died from suspected hydrogen cyanide poisoning after flooding at a landfill site near his home in Surrey in 2014, and expressed his support for their campaign for the truth and justice for their son.

An Alternative COP26 also saw Jeremy visit GreenCity Wholefoods, a worker-owned cooperative that has been sustainably feeding Glasgow since 1978.  Check out the video of his visit below:

An Alternative COP26