COP26 Learning Zone
The United Nations has brought together nearly every country around the world for close to three decades to meet for the annual global climate summits called COP - Conference of the Parties.
In November 2021, the United Nations COP26 Climate Summit is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. This is one of the biggest events of its kind ever to be hosted in the UK with 200 world leaders expected to attend. There is hope that the event will result in a truly historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the climate emergency.
COP26 and the ICRS
As a membership organisation committed to highlighting the action needed to tackle climate change and protect our planet, here we offer you knowledge, tools, and a network of peers to do just that. On this page, you’ll find links to resources from our members on what business actions you can take, as well as resources for personal education. All have been aligned to the following COP26 principles our members voted to learn more about:
Understanding the Lingo
One of the first hurdles can be understanding the jargon when it comes to all things sustainability. Our Jargon Buster is designed to help you cut through the complexity of some of the lingo you will be hearing at COP26, getting straight to the definition you need. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, we also highly recommend Edie’s online jargon buster list.ICRS COP26 Glossary Of Terms
Ways to get involved – Campaigns & Guides
There are lots of campaigns focused around COP26 that both businesses and individuals can be involved with. Here are just a few examples of some of the current ones we like:
City & Regional Sustainable Planning – ideas & examples
Sustainable planning must balance the needs of communities, government, and private companies, while delivering against a range of social, economic, and environmental objectives. It requires an understanding of the relationships between communities, buildings, cities and climate. Click to discover examples of city & regional initiatives:
ICRS COP26 Learning Zone Team
The COP26 Learning Zone is a collaboration project between the ICRS Aspire and Scotland Hub. The content was curated and created by ICRS members Stephanie Taviner and Emma Rhymes, with support from Gemma Branney.