Open Labour at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Our last best chance – Global Left Perspectives on COP26

Open Labour wants Labour Party members and supporters to get involved with the debate at COP26 so we have pulled together a fantastic line-up from Parliamentarians and activists around the world for a panel event.
Saturday 6th November 6pm followed by a Social Event
Venue: Community Central Hall, 292-316 Maryhill Rd, Glasgow, G20 7YE
Just 5 minutes walk from St Georges Cross Subway (we are also looking at streaming the event)
Labour was a leading force internationally on Climate Change with John Prescott playing a central role in Kyoto and Ed Miliband in Copenhagen, the following year he introduced the world’s first Climate Change Act. As the need for transformational climate action becomes more acute and Glasgow COP being called ” our last best hope for the world to get its act together” by US Climate Envoy John Kerry.
Confirmed Speakers:
Chair – Cllr Eva Murray, Deputy Labour Group Leader Glasgow City Council
Alessia Rotta, President of the Italian Parliament Environmental Committee and Global Parliamentary Co-Rapporteur on COP26
Alex Sobel, Chair of UK Parliament Net Zero Group and Global Parliamentary Co-Rapporteur on COP26
Senator Jaques Wagner, Former Governor of Bahia and Former Chief of Staff to President Dilma Rousseff and Minister of Labour under President Lula
Chara Kafantari, Chair of SYRIZA environmental Parliamentary Group
Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, Member of Irish Climate Action Committee
More to be confirmed as travel plans are firmed up by International Delegations – Some very exciting speakers have agreed in principle!
This event is supported by SERA, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Young Fabians Environment Network, Labour Campaign for International Development and Labour for a European Future.