Keep Scotland Beautiful and COP
Climate change and nature loss are the greatest global threats we face.
The world’s biggest conference on climate change took place here in Scotland – in Glasgow - during November 2021 resulting in the signing of the Glasgow Climate Pact. Now the United Nations Conference of the Parties, COP27, is taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
The United Nations Conference of the Parties, or COP26 for short, brings together climate experts, heads of state from across the world and negotiators to check progress and agree coordinated global action and targets to combat the climate crisis.
The commitment to keep 1.5 alive still hangs in the balance and we must all now do what we can to ensure that we do our best to reduce global temperature rise. If we don’t manage this, our world will increasingly become more difficult for us and nature to exist and live in. Already we know that storms are more intense and disruptive, flooding more extreme, weather patterns less predictable and species are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.
We know that we need to engage with people across Scotland and we must all forge ahead to ensure that the amount of greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere and the amount we take out equals zero - and the ambition for Scotland to become a Net Zero Nation by 2045 is realised.
Interest in climate change and climate action is higher than ever before. And, #TeamKSBScot is committed to harness this and ensure communities and individuals are supported to clearly understand the climate emergency, what it means to them, and how they can respond to the risks, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.
We will all need to play our part and make changes. These changes will impact us all – creating new risks and responsibilities, as well as bringing new opportunities. Together, collectively we can help in the global efforts to combat climate change.
During COP26 we:
We are committed to making Scotland a carbon literate and Net Zero Nation by:
What can you do to keep 1.5 alive?