activists, policymakers, and business leaders from around the world will convene
in Glasgow for COP26 later this month, with all eyes on global leaders’ climate
commitments to prevent the worst of climate breakdown. Global Witness will be
on the ground calling on politicians and corporates to put people and planet
first – to keep our forests standing, keep fossil fuels in the ground, and to
protect those most impacted by the climate crisis. We’ll be joining forces with
partners and allies at COP to call out greenwashing and the peddling of false
solutions that delay and distract us from real climate action.
Whether you’ll be
in Glasgow or at home – here’s how you can join our climate events to push for
accountability and change that put people and planet first. This will take all
Climate justice between Global North and Global South
The climate crisis is
mostly caused by the Global North and most acutely felt in the Global South –
how can the imbalance be addressed? Our Director of Communications Amy Richards will be speaking at this Times Earth Hub event hosted by News UK (the Times newspapers and Times Radio).
Monday, November 1, 6:30pm GMT. Register here to attend in person.
Problem or Solution?
Phasing out fossil fuels has never been more urgent if we are to prevent the
worst of climate breakdown. Join Global Witness, Friends of the Earth Scotland,
the Scottish Green Party, and Wetenschappelijk Bureau Groenlinks as we explore
the role of hydrogen in achieving net zero by 2050 through a just transition –
will blue hydrogen lock us into the more decades of fossil fuel reliance or
lead to decarbonisation and herald the arrival of green hydrogen made with
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 11:00-12:30pm GMT. Register here to attend online or in person.
finance from the ground up: Making Indigenous voices count in the fight to stop
Join Global Witness and partner Global Canopy as we bring together Indigenous
communities, financial leaders, and policy makers to find solutions to the
deforestation epidemic. Together we will explore what must be done to protect
Indigenous communities, their homes, livelihoods and the planet.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 / 16:00-17:30
GMT. Register here to attend in person. You can access the livestream here. To access the event interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese, please find the instructions here.
Human Rights and
Governance as the frontline victims of climate change
Our Director of Campaigns Seema Joshi will be speaking on this Times Earth Hub panel event, exploring the intersections between human rights, governance and the climate crisis.
4, 6:30pm GMT. Register here to attend in person.
Justice and the Roots of Conflict
2020 was the
deadliest year for environmental and land defenders standing up to protect
their homes and our planet. Join Global Witness as we bring together defenders Malungelo Xhakaza, Margarita Campuzano and AK Guillen, and Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of
Canterbury, to discuss climate conflict and what needs to happen to keep
Event to take place during the People’s Summit, Sunday, November
7, 2021 / 2pm GMT. Register here.
Zero smoke and mirrors
Net Zero climate
targets and plans to expand carbon markets present dangerous loopholes for
fossil fuel actors to delay climate action and threaten land, ecosystems and
human rights, including those of environmental defenders. Instead of these
dangerous distractions, we need urgent action to bring greenhouse gas emissions
down to Real Zero. Join Global Witness, Greenpeace, ActionAid, Amnesty
International and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) to
Monday, November 8, 2021 / 11:30-12:45 GMT. You can access the livestream here.
Changes Climate Day: Champions of Solutions
climate crisis is at our doorstep and affecting us all. But the perspectives
on, and decisions about how to tackle it have been made mainly by men who speak
on behalf of a fraction of the population. On Gender Day at COP26, this event
will highlight women who are crucial to climate leadership. Join our Director
of Campaigns, Seema Joshi, who will speak on a panel about how we can best
activate corporations to create meaningful and equitable change. See full
event itinerary here.
Ecocide Law and Climate Justice
Goodwill and ambition alone are insufficient to provoke the profound
changes in practice required to face the global climate and ecological crisis,
and those least at fault continue to suffer the most. Could an international
crime of ecocide create the legal and moral parameter that is currently missing
to protect people and the planet? Join Global Witness with ClientEarth DE, Stop
Ecocide International, Richard Rogers (Climate Counsel) and
David Lammy (UK Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for
Justice) as we dig deeper.
November 10, 2021 / 09:00-12:00 GMT. Register here to attend in person or to access the