COP26



PODCAST: Today at COP

18th January 2022

Episode 3: Has it all been worth it? Multimedia Editor, Fraser McFarlane, is joined by Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Dunn, who’s been inside the COP26 Blue Zone. They discuss whether a meaningful deal that keeps us within reach of 1.5 degrees is still possible and whether COP has been worth it for Glasgow. Click here to listen....


PODCAST: Today at COP

18th January 2022

Episode 2: Deals, Disruption & Plenty of Protest. Multimedia Editor Fraser McFarlane takes you through all the action taking place throughout Glasgow during COP26, including deals struck by world leaders and the protests taking place across the city. Joined by News Editor, Kimberley Mannion, and Science & Tech Editor, Matt Laing. Click here to listen....


PODCAST: Today at COP

18th January 2022

Episode 1: COP26 arrives in Glasgow. The COP26 Climate Summit has finally arrived in Glasgow along with 30,000 delegates and 120 world leaders. News Editor, Kimberley Mannion, and Science & Tech Editor, Matt Laing, join Fraser McFarlane to discuss the summit’s goals, what to expect and what it means for the host city of Glasgow. ...


Reflections on COP26 protest art: Darren Cullen’s Hell Bus

24th December 2021

Jeevan Farthing reflects back on Cullen’s satirical protest piece, which criticized the greenwashing of Shell in the form of a “Hell Bus” during COP26. *This artwork was installed during COP26 and ran until 13 November*  Parked incongruously at the back end of The Glasgow School of Art is the Hell Bus. It is the creation ...


COP diaries: day 11

12th December 2021

Wednesday 10 November There were a few events I’d been keen to attend on Wednesday, but I was also conscious that the end of the second week was fast approaching and I’d not ventured too much further out from the press hub or the plenaries. I decided to wander from the media centre – after ...


COP26 gave me freedom again

12th December 2021

A compelling account of the disabled experience of attending classes during COP26. COP26 was, in many ways, the best and worst thing for me as a disabled person. An event where global leaders and the world’s biggest thinkers come together to come up with the perfect solution to fix a disastrous climate problem? You would ...


How to save the world, one step at a time

12th December 2021

Four simple ways that everyone can and should live in order to stop the destruction of the planet. As thousands of politicians and climate activists gather in Glasgow this month to debate the future of our planet, UofG students may feel a hopeless sense of climate despair. To lift our spirits, The Glasgow Guardian has ...


COP diaries: day ten

4th December 2021

Tuesday 9 November The pressure was ramping up by this point. It was Tuesday of the second week, and this time, on approaching the conference entrance, there were masses of protestors by the gates waving colourful banners happily in front of police officers. A bright yellow banner proclaiming “Indigenous Land Rights = Climate Justice” was ...


Cop Out: an insider’s experience of COP26

3rd December 2021

Two University of Glasgow students who worked in catering at COP26 share worrying tales from behind the scenes. What an incredible opportunity for Glasgow and Scotland that COP represented. People travelled from across the planet to attend a globally significant conference in Scotland’s brightest, most hopeful city. Once the heart of the world’s shipbuilding industry, ...


Spotlight: Belgium’s geopolitical division and how it obstructs COP26 goals

26th November 2021

Writer Evelyn Dom interviews the Belgian Minister of Environment about where their country stands after the outcomes of COP26.  After two weeks of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), the Glasgow Climate Pact has been signed by 197 countries. The pact’s main aims include limiting temperature increase by 1.5 degrees, a ...