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A Fair Cop?


In 39 days time it will be 1st November


It' a special day in many countries

  • National Jealousy Day in Finland

  • All Saints Day, around the world

  • National Cook for your Pets Day in the USA

  • World Vegan Day in the UK

  • the day many men put away their razors as they allow their moustache to grow for Movember

For us, it is the start of the long-awaited COP26 in Glasgow.


You really can't NOT have heard of COP26 recently but maybe it's one of those things you hope no-one every actually asks you to explain. The name is all over the media, and you know it is something to do with climate change, and that it is very important, but possibly after that you are a little vague on the details.


Let's do a quick recap.


COP26 is the 26th meeting of the Conference of Parties, which simply means this will be the 26th year that governments, NGOs, trade unions, businesses and everyone else with any interest in climate change meet to review and negotiate global action.


This year it is taking place in Glasgow from 1st - 12th November .



What else do you need to know about? Ah, the Paris Agreement. Again, you've probably heard of it and know it is kind of important too.


The agreement was adopted in Paris - funnily enough - at COP21 (so the 21st meeting - are you getting the hang of this?) in 2015 when, after more than 20 years of diplomacy, the majority of the world's nations committed to containing global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and preferably to 1.5 degrees.


Six years on, this is a key moment to take stock of progress but also to ramp up commitments alongside a clear plan of action for how the targets will be met in the short, medium and long terms.


It has been billed as our last chance to save the earth. Yes, it really is that important.


So, given that we are a climate challenge project, what are we doing?


All over the country events will be taking place as part of the run-up to the big conference and we are rather excited to be setting up a stall as part of COP26 Dundee Launch Event this Sunday, 26th September. We'll be at Slessor Gardens from

11 am - 4 pm so why not come along if you can. It looks like an excellent day out, with stalls and activities for everyone. And apparently, the sunshine has been ordered too!



We're still finding the idea of meeting and talking to people face-to-face quite a novelty and are so pleased that we can finally all gets hands-on and show you ways to combat one of our main bugbears, textile waste. On Sunday we will be concentrating on how to use spare fabric, so you can

  • make a bookmark

  • make a bag

  • contribute to our community wreath

.

Here's a wee preview



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