COP26 – recruitment company boss has unique take on possibility of Glasgow Consensus

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This article has been provided as part of our series of articles to be published in our special COP26 newspaper and here online around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which was held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The...

COP26 – What are the Botanics doing about climate change?

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We asked and they say that they are finding solutions to the Climate Emergency. Icecaps melting in the Arctic.  Fires in California. Deforestation in Asia. It is easy to think that the climate emergency is someone else’s problem, but the reality is that changes...

COP26 – photos of Obama and Kerry in Glasgow

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It is always hard to get a good shot, but even more so when you have to be quick and your subjects are on the move. Thomas Haywood, photographer was in Glasgow to get a flavour of what the UN conference in Glasgow was...

COP26 – the sky’s the limit

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This article has been provided by Edinburgh company, Skyrora as part of our series of articles to be published just ahead of COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter...

COP26 – Let It Grow live performance of “Enough is Enough” with ocean goddess Storm

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On Wednesday 10th November, the Let It Grow movement "Enough is Enough" came to life on the streets of Govan in Glasgow inspiring dance, congo-lines, and emotion from an energetic crowd and the 10-story high ocean goddess, Storm. Let it Grow is a mass...

Filmhouse and The Edinburgh Remakery join forces to eliminate electronic waste

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Two well-loved Edinburgh establishments are working together to provide a simple and convenient way for members of the public to pass on their old IT equipment using a uniquely designed Donation Box as The Edinburgh Remakery is joining forces with Filmhouse in the fight...

COP26 – Planning Convener on the City Plan and Net Zero

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This article has been provided by the Planning Convener, Cllr Neil Gardiner, as part of our series of articles to be published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November...

COP26 Scottish Land Commission urges transformation of land ownership

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This article has been provided by The Scottish Land Commission as part of our series of articles published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple...

COP26 – Hazel starts walking to reduce environmental impact

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Hazel Muir who lives in Kirkintilloch has had her portrait and walking story featured in Scotland’s national walking charity Path for All’s “Humans of the Walk” online exhibition, launched as COP26 takes place in Glasgow. The exhibition shows the joy of walking with a...

COP26 – Blackford Safe Routes and the bike bus

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This article has been provided by Blackford Safe Routes as part of our series of articles to be published around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a...

Photos – #PedalonCOP26 – hundreds set off from Edinburgh

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Organised by Edinburgh Critical Mass, Pedal on Parliament and others, the ride which began at 8am from Middle Meadow Walk is part of a national 'Pedal on COP26' initiative. Several rides have been organised from all over the UK to rendezvous in Glasgow for...

COP26 – Lorna Slater – words must be turned into actions

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With all the world looking at Glasgow during COP26, and in the face of climate emergency, it is clear that the time to do something about climate change, no matter how small, is now.  Lorna Slater MSP is the Scottish Government Minister for Green Skills,...

COP26 – Edible Estates promoting nature based solutions

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This article has been provided by Edible Estates as part of our series of articles to be published around COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple...

COP26 – award announced for The Welcoming

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Edinburgh charity The Welcoming has won the Ashden Award for Green Communities.  The prize was announced at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, UK, at a ceremony attended by the President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado. https://youtu.be/5nm97h_DLW4 The Ashden Awards honour pioneering organisations lowering carbon emissions and building a fairer world. Winners receive grants, publicity and support to grow and replicate their innovation. The Welcoming supports New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants) to learn English, find jobs, access local...

COP26 – Cycling on COP from all over Scotland on Saturday #PedalOnCOP26

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A grassroots protest bike ride will set off from Edinburgh on Saturday morning, with some of the group aiming to reach Glasgow to join the march planned for the afternoon. Cyclists will take an important message to the world's politicians: This Machine Fights Climate...

COP26 – Friends of Starbank Park – small local changes matter

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This article has been provided by the Friends of Starbank Park as part of our series of articles to be published in our November newspaper - a COP26 special. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple question to several individuals and organisations in the...

Tree planting in Craigmillar to say thanks – and provide a space for wellbeing

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Ecosia, the ethical search engine which uses advertising revenues from searches to plant trees across the world, is this week beginning a project to plant 500 trees at Hunter’s Hall Park near The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The trees are being planted to raise awareness...

COP26 – Scottish businesses sign up to The NetZeroToolkit

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With the eyes of the world’s scientific community fixed on Scotland hosting COP26, almost 200 Scottish businesses have signed up to The NetZeroToolkit, a new, free, 8 step resource by Edinburgh Science charity which supports UK businesses to build carbon reduction strategies, getting them...

COP26 – Merpeople take the Ocean Rebellion message to the First Minister

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Three Cornish "merpeople" washed up outside Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, on Wednesday evening. Their plea to the First Minister and The Scottish Government is to take the lead and keep the ocean alive. Ocean Rebellion has appealed to...

California signs the Edinburgh Declaration

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At COP26 Scotland has encouraged governments and cities to take action for nature by committing to the Edinburgh Declaration. The state of California was the first to sign the agreement committing devolved bodies and governments to take action to halt biodiversity loss, emphasising the...

COP26 – 9,000Km journey to Glasgow for Indigenous artwork ‘Totem Latamat’

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'Totem Latamat' - carved by Totonac artist Jun Tiburcio - will have travelled 9,000km from Mexico, stopping at iconic locations across the UK, before arriving at the Indigenous Elders' COP26 camp around the Sacred Fire in Glasgow’s Hidden Gardens. As part of Border Crossings’ ORIGINS...

COP26 – Ocean Rebellion wash up in Charlotte Square

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Three Cornish "merpeople" washed up outside Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland this evening. Their plea to the First Minister and The Scottish Government is to take the lead and keep the ocean alive. Ocean Rebellion appeals to the government...

COP26 – The Moderator on climate change and the church

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This article has been provided as part of our series of articles to be published during COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow in the first fortnight of November. The Edinburgh Reporter posed a simple question to several individuals...

COP26 – an architect’s take on climate change

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by Rab Bennetts,OBE, founder, Bennetts Associates Architects  How are you responding to the climate emergency? As an architect, by far the best thing I can do is design buildings that have very low or zero carbon emissions, and it’s something I’ve been trying to do for...

COP26 – commitment to halt forest loss by 2030 agreed

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At the first day of COP26 more than 100 leaders, whose states account for 86% of the world's forests, committed to a plan to stop and reverse the loss of forests and land degradation by the end of the decade. Following the COP26 World Leaders...

COP26 – world leaders take the bus

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Bus operator Stagecoach and bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis supplied a fleet of new electric double decker buses to transport a group of several hundred world leaders and their teams around Glasgow during COP26. Dignitaries including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UN Secretary General António Guterres...

COP26 – Prime Minister’s address to World Leaders Summit Opening Ceremony

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The UN conference on climate change welcomed many world leaders to the first sessions on Monday. This is what the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson said to them on Monday 1 November 2021 in Glasgow: Good afternoon everybody, welcome to COP, welcome to Glasgow and to...

COP26 – Glasgow must mean consensus

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Betsy Williamson is the Founder and Managing Director of Core-Asset Consulting, a recruitment company which turns over £15 million-a-year and partners with Scotland top performing investment and professional services businesses A year late and overshadowed by a global health catastrophe, COP26 is almost here –...

COP26 – Edinburgh Remakery – building the circular economy and tackling climate change

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This article has been provided by Edinburgh Remakery as part of ourseries of articles to be published ahead of COP26, the UN conference on climate change which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter has posed a...

COP26 – Living Wall installed at Waverley to promote sustainable transport

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Rail operator, London North Eastern Railway, (LNER), has unveiled its Azuma Living Wall Installation for COP26 supporting and promoting sustainable transport. The wall is on display throughout COP26 which is taking place in Glasgow. LNER say that if only half of domestic leisure journeys were...

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