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 – 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 – Balerno group taking action on the pavements

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This article has been provided by Pesticide Free Balerno as part of our series of articles to be published in our COP26 special edition newspaper.. The UN conference on climate change was held in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The Edinburgh Reporter...

COP26 – 80% of food will come from Scotland

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The UK Government has confirmed that menus at COP26 will include sustainable food and that eighty per cent of the food served will be seasonal, and sourced from Scotland. Overall, 95% of the food served will be from the UK, putting sustainability at the heart...

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...

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 – 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 – Walking 500 miles to Glasgow with a message about nature

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Pilgrims who are part of a group called Listening to the Land reached Edinburgh Castle earlier this week on their 500-mile odyssey which will take them to Glasgow in time for COP26. The group followed an ancient pilgrimage route through some of Britain's key historic...

Climate installation ‘We are Watching’ unfurls over Edinburgh

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Swiss Artivist, Dan Acher’s aerial climate installation 'We Are Watching' made its first visit to Scotland ahead of COP26 next month and was unfurled at Dynamic Earth earlier today (Tue. 12th Oct.) Watched by pupils of Juniper Green Primary School, the installation will remain...

COP26 – experts react to the UN summit and Glasgow Climate Pact

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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. by Christina E. Hoicka, University of Victoria; Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis; Ian Lowe, Griffith University; Kate Dooley, The University of Melbourne; Kyla Tienhaara, Queen's University, Ontario; Mariola Acosta Francés, International Institute...

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...

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...

COP26 – Look out for the Beach of Dreams flags at St Mary’s Cathedral this weekend

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This weekend a group of pilgrims have arrived at St Mary's Cathedral in Palmerston Place with the 500 Beach of Dreams flags created after the 35 day walking project. Ali Pretty joined the Pilgrimage for COP26 with the batik silk flags at Portobello where...

Edinburgh creatives join the Pilgrimage for COP26

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Artist Natalie Taylor lives in North Edinburgh and on Monday morning she joined the Pilgrimage for COP26 when it set off from Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop en route for South Queensferry. Listen to the audio embedded at the foot of this article. Natalie is the John...

COP26 – Patti Smith will appear at the opening concert

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Pathway to Paris in collaboration with Regular Music announced a special concert on 31 October at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. This concert will help to open the United Nations Climate Change Conference which takes place from 31 October to 12 November 2021. The...

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 – 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 – 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...

The dust settles after COP26 – Prime Minister addresses the House of Commons

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In the days since COP26 closed in Glasgow the Prime Minister has made three speeches, and this is the text of the address he made to the House of Commons on Monday 15 November 2021. While others criticise the wording of the Glasgow Climate...

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 – 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 – 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...

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...

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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...

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