Lucy Dunn



In conversation with Nicola Sturgeon: what’s the future for Scotland’s climate action?

12th November 2021

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn interviewed the first minister this morning at COP26, discussing the conference, its representation of youth, and how Glasgow really is the best city in the world. Scotland has one of the world’s most ambitious net-zero targets, aiming to cut emissions to this extent by 2045, five years ahead of the rest of ...


Are targets being achieved?

12th November 2021

The COP26 draft deal has been revised since its first publication on Wednesday. What is the newest announcement, and what are we still needing from the final announcement? The mainstay topics of the climate conference have included “adaptation, negotiation, and finance”, as reinforced by Boris Johnson in his recent press conference at COP26. In this ...


Foresty, food and the future of farming

11th November 2021

A COP26 event hosted by WWF this afternoon discussed the importance of agriculture in helping fight the climate emergency, and emphasised the need for more young people in farming. Hosted in the WWF pavilion in the blue zone, “Nature: the unsung hero of the food system” consisted of a panel of three in-person, with others ...


Boris Johnson’s press conference

10th November 2021

Arguably one of the biggest press conferences so far this COP, given the ongoing revelations of Tory sleaze, what just happened in Boris’ presser? Entering the room without much fanfare, and starting quickly, Boris immediately retracted the positivity he’d been oozing at the start of COP26, saying instead it was our fault for setting our ...


The COP26 draft deal is published… is it too little too late?

10th November 2021

This morning, the draft deal for COP26 was published. What’s been put forward so far? To date, approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius of heating has occurred, thanks to the actions of humanity. Though the figure sounds small, regional climate changes have been felt across the world, on a scale that is definitely not proportionate. Inside of ...


COP diaries: day four

9th November 2021

Day 4: Wednesday 3 November I got tipped off about Princes Charles appearing at Kelvingrove Art Gallery for a car viewing, so I decided I may as well try my luck at the gates. Apparently it was a closed-off event, only for press on the list, but there was a slim chance I could ask ...


Giant puppet, Little Amal, attends COP26 for Gender Day

9th November 2021

The 11-foot tall puppet is taking part in “The Walk”, a distance of 8,000km, to support refugees. Little Amal is a 3.5-metre tall puppet who is currently in the process of travelling 8,000km to raise support for refugees. She has so far travelled from Turkey, through Europe, and is now in Glasgow, in her work ...


What’s on at COP26?

9th November 2021

It’s day two of week two, and the ninth day of COP26. What’s happening on the conference’s Gender Day? A number of interesting events are taking place today at COP26, as the conference gets closer to its end. We’ve compiled our favourites below… Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action A two-hour event hosted in one ...


Obama on the youth of today

9th November 2021

President Obama spoke at COP26 yesterday about the power of young people in fight for climate justice. It’s been nine days since COP26 started, and a number of opening speeches, national statements, discussions and conclusions have been had. Boris Johnson has made a myriad of appearances, bumbled up to the podium and, surprisingly, produced some ...


COP26 week two: what’s going on?

8th November 2021

With the first week of COP26 done, what’s still in store at the UN climate conference? Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn gives an overview of Monday’s blue zone events. Even though the world leaders have flown back home, and the climate activists have held their largest march through Glasgow, there are still a number of events due ...