Lucy Dunn



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 ...


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 diaries: day nine

23rd November 2021

Monday 8 November I’d heard rumours that Obama was to be making an appearance; rumours that had started circulating over the weekend but which had so far come to nothing. I did as always and scrolled through the Daily Programme posted by the UN at the start of each morning. Was there anything about him ...


COP diaries: day seven and eight

23rd November 2021

Saturday 6 November Day seven was pretty nondescript. It was a cold, rainy Saturday and whilst I had been contemplating joining the rest of the team out at the Global Day of Climate Action march, the weather was more than enough to put me off. But, despite having a perfectly fine desk in a perfectly ...


Where do we draw the line when it comes to murder?

22nd November 2021

Think it’s barking mad to eat a dog but you have no beef with the meat industry? Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn assesses the phenomenon of speciesism. “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others,” proclaimed Napoleon famously, in Orwell’s Animal Farm. An allusion to government corruption, perhaps there is some bearing of it ...


75.5 steps: Finnieston’s new creative pop-up space

20th November 2021

The venue is being used as both an artistic space by day and a cocktail bar at night, designed and hosted by The Drink Cabinet with a variety of sustainable drinks served in the theme of COP26. Found on the cusp of Finnieston, just off Argyle Street as you head towards Charing Cross, the venue’s ...


BEAT 6: Review

20th November 2021

Chef Nico Simeone’s newest venture is in collaboration with Beatson Cancer Charity, which will receive 100% of Beat 6’s profits. Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn reviews following her recent invite. Dennistoun has been described as “up and coming”, “retro and modern”, and “the UK’s coolest neighbourhood”. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that it was chosen as the ...


COP diaries: day six

18th November 2021

Friday 5 November The day got off to a bad start: for one, my adrenaline, much like the presence of the sun, had started to wane. For another, our print edition had turned up on perhaps the busiest day of the week. And lastly, though it was to no one else’s surprise, I was running ...


COP diaries: day five

13th November 2021

Thursday 4 November This was a day of protests rather than being on the inside of COP26, and it felt foreign not to be surrounded by the metal constructs and royal blue carpets of the SEC gazebos. Luke and Hailie had been covering an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cessnock which, it appeared, was a lot ...


What’s so significant about the language of the draft deal?

13th November 2021

Since Wednesday 10 November, there have been a number of updated versions the COP26 draft deal produced as the conference heads towards making its final announcement. With each update comes subtle changes in phrasing, that hint towards more larger changes in meaning. From phasing out of coal to “unabated” coal, to the reduction of “inefficient” ...