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November 3, 2020

What is COP?

Almost 250 years ago, James Watt designed his steam engine. That single invention is sometimes referenced as the first small step in the journey towards the current climate emergency. And this time next year, up river from his birthplace in Greenock, the world’s leaders gather in Glasgow with the intention of agreeing how to avert the climate crisis unfolding even further. COP26 is the somewhat bizarre name given to this event and to the casual observer it’s not only the title that’s hard to understand. Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, of which SCA is a member, has produced this useful FAQ.


Stop Climate Chaos Scotland is a diverse coalition of over 50 civil society organisations in Scotland campaigning together on climate change. 

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions on COP26