Main events at COP26

DateTimeEventLocation
29 Oct12-? UofG Green New Deal festivalUniversity of Glasgow
30 Oct2.30/3.00Pilgrims ProcessionGlasgow Green to George Sq
1 NovRed Rebel TrainGlasgow Central
1 NovRaise the BannerGlasgow and nationwide
2 Nov
3 NovGreenwash MarchCity Centre
5 Nov11amClimate Strike (FFF)Kelvingrove Park
6 Nov12pmGlobal Day of Action (Justice March)Kelvingrove – Glasgow Green
Fashion Action  (dance troupe)
7 NovPeople’s SummitAdelaide’s
7 NovLoss & DamageGlasgow
8 NovPeople’s SummitAdelaide’s
9 NovPeople’s SummitAdelaide’s
9 NovPeace MarchGovan
10 NovPeople’s SummitAdelaide’s
11 NovRefugee Justice MarchKenmure St – HO
12 NovArmadillo DieNecropolis 
Table of main XR events at COP26

Sat 30 Oct: COP26 Opening Ceremony and Pilgrims’ Procession

Time: 2.00pm, McLennan Arch, Glasgow Green

Join us for a colourful, joyful procession through the streets of Glasgow!

Pilgrimage groups are walking to Glasgow to raise awareness of the climate crisis and demand a fair deal at COP26 for the Global South. It’s a people’s walk for the planet, for people of all faiths (and no faith).

XR Glasgow, Young Christian Climate Network and pilgrimage groups are inviting you to gather at Glasgow Green to officially welcome the pilgrims and other rebels to Glasgow before we go for a family-friendly colourful procession through the streets of Glasgow. 

For the procession, we are linking with artists and indigenous leaders to create a unique and special event with a serious message to COP26 to walk the walk, especially for the Global South. The processional sculpture Serpent of Capitalism and the flag art installation Beach of Dreams will form part of the day.

The Camino to COP and Pilgrimage for COP26 are inspired both by the faith tradition of pilgrimage and great justice marches of the past: the Jarrow March in the UK, the Salt March in India and the March on Washington in the US.

Dress: indigo, blue and light green

Messaging for placards: Stop killing the Global South, Fair deal for the Global South, Honour environmental debts, How many COPs do you need to stop killing us

Create your message: marginalised voices and communities and loss damage / climate finance.

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when possible.

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Monday 1 November: Raise the Banners for Climate Justice

Location: all over Glasgow

On Monday 1st Nov, we invite you to Raise the Banners for Climate Justice! This is the day that World Leaders will meet in Glasgow.

Hang your banner outside your house or workplace on Nov 1. Our aim is to cover the streets of Glasgow and the UK on November 1 with banners that have YOUR messages of climate justice!

Full action briefing | Follow on Facebook | Interested in this kind of action? Join our Paint the Streets group.

Wednesday 3 November: Greenwash March

COP26 sponsorship indicates that the UK Government is going down the route of greenwashing rather than showing the real leadership needed to tackle climate breakdown in this critical decade for climate action. We’re here to send them a message.

12 noon | Buchanan Gallery Steps | Duration: 3hrs

Theme is GREEN! Come and help us clean up the mess! Wear green, dress up, bring flags and banners to send your message to the dirtiest of polluters and investors.

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Friday 5 November: COP26 Strike for Climate Justice

Organised by Fridays for Future – a march from Kelvingrove to George Square.

Time: 11am. Find out more on FFF Glasgow Twitter.

Sat 6 November: Global Day of Action

Time: 12:00 for 12:45march time / March route / Assembley point for Extinction Rebellion

Not coming to Glasgow? Join your local hub. You can also find out more about the Global Day of Action on Sat 6 November. Follow this event on XR Glasgow Facebook.

7-10 November, People’s Summit For Climate Justice

While world leaders meet to discuss our future at COP26, tge COP26 Coalition will be building power for system change together. Bringing together the climate justice movement to discuss, learn and strategise for system change.

Join in online from anywhere in the world, or in-person in Glasgow.