ecoartscotland and Creative Carbon Scotland are collaborating to provide an opportunity to discuss the arrival of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP bandwagon in Glasgow in November 2020. The Green Tease will happen at Many Studios in Glasgow on Tues 10 December 6.30-8.30pm. See below for booking, schedule and address.
30,000 scientists, policy-makers and politicians (seriously, thirty thousand) will be in Glasgow for two weeks.
It will be in the news. It will jam traffic. There will be many news reports. There will be drama. Trump probably go to Turnberry instead. The organisers are apparently hiring cruise ships to provide additional accommodation because there is not enough hotel capacity in Glasgow.
How can we frame this event in the lead up to it?
Do we understand the specific issues that will be on the agenda?
How will the global South and those already living with the Climate crisis be heard?
What is the role of the arts and heritage?
How can we make it meaningful for people living in Scotland?
Can we engage the attendees usefully?
Once the spotlight moves on to the next place in the unfolding crisis (it’s beams are on Doncaster flooding and on New South Wales fires at this moment), how can we deepen our understanding of the living reality, so often not represented in the Policy?
COP and Cocktails is an opportunity to discuss what we might do, think about when it is useful to commission, to programme, to make as well as ‘what’.
The event will be held in the event space at MANY Studios, 3 Ross Street, Glasgow, G1 5AR. The venue is situated 15 minutes’ walk from Glasgow Central Station and St Enoch Subway station and a number of buses stop less than 1 minute’s walk away. The venue is situated on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.
Tuesday 10 December Schedule
6:30-7pm Drinks and mingling
7-7:30pm Presentations from various organisations about their plans for the COP, including:
- Creative Carbon Scotland
- Glasgow City Council
- others to be announced…
7:30-8pm Discussion of what we would like to get out of the COP and how we can achieve it
8-8:30pm Drinks and mingling
For further information please contact Lewis Coenen-Rowe: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m just back from Edinburgh and our application to Creative Scotland is submitted – decision end Jan. We are planning our first symposium on 4 April at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Can you put in your diary? Mai Shalaby and Alex T. will be coming.
I’ve been working very closely with Liz and she knows that we want to contribute a ‘soils’ activity to COP26. As you are both members of our WCSS/BSSS panel, could you liaise with each other and hopefully Liz and our colleagues can attend this event on 10 Dec?
A great and really important opportunity to start to engage with Glasgow!