COP26 Learning Zone

About COP26

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.

Find out more about COP26 and why it’s important here.

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 Map of Regional and City Sustainable Planning 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.

Get in touch

This page will be updated as and when new resources are received. If you have something you’d like to share with your fellow members, please let us know.

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