This year COP26: The UN Climate Change Conference will be held down the road in Glasgow. World leaders will arrive in Scotland, alongside tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks. The event has been describe as “world’s last best chance to get runaway climate change under control.”
Plastic@Bay could not make it to COP26, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy preparing for the big event. Here is some of the ways we are getting involved;
Aviva Climate Fund
In March 2020, Plastic@Bay ran a very successful crowd funding campaign through the Aviva Community Fund (thanks again to everyone who shared and donated). Our project has been specially selected to promote Aviva’s commitment to climate causes during COP26, we will be on billboards (above) through Glasgow during COP26, they made this awesome clip showcasing our work (below) and we will give a presentation and Q&A session as part of Avivia’s internal ‘Uncut Climate Special’ for Aviva staff worldwide.
Women In Innovation Climate Countdown
10 of the 40 recipients of the Women In Innovation Award Winners are working on Climate Solutions. To celebrate the work of these amazing women in the count down to COP26, each recipient is writing a little something about how their individual project are helping combat climate change. The contribution of Joan, our co-founder is a brief article highlighting the connection between ocean plastic pollution and the climate crisis, and how recycling can empower communities to deal with their own waste and combat climate change.
Read the full article below or through our Linkedin page.Women-In-Innovation-COP-26
Ocean Plastic as Art
Looking forward to see the results.
My hopes for COP 26
To be honest, I am a bit sceptical that COP26 will fulfil promises made in the Paris Agreement. The leaders of today belong to an old world of capitalism and greed, that has destroyed and continues to destroy our planet. Our best hope lies in our young climate activist like Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate, who can see through the empty promises that have been made for decades and demand action!