Going to Glasgow
By Jason Garret, Senior Resilience Programming Advisor, World Vision UK
My bags are nearly packed and my train ticket booked. Accommodation in Glasgow has gone quite crazy due to COP26, with prices ridiculously high.
I’ve never been to a COP before and have only attended much smaller international conferences, so I don’t really know what the whole event will be like, but it is likely to be huge, with a large number of official delegates coming from around the world for the negotiations. We’ll be taking part in the ‘Day of Action’ march on 6 November, alongside Tearfund, Christian Aid and CAFOD. Plus, taking part in Cities 4 Children: Our climate, our future – an intergenerational dialogue, The Future Children Want with the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition and launching our new report looking at the impact of climate change on children and nutrition.
These are all opportunities for us to raise the voices of children at COP26. Each of these events will include children talking about how their communities are impacted by climate change and what decisions and actions they want to see our leaders take.
Children like Tenema and Tejan, both 17, from Bo, Sierra Leone. Here’s why COP26 matters to them: