The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) takes place in Glasgow on 1 to 12 November 2021. Hosted by the UK, this international climate change summit will bring together over 30,000 delegates, including heads of states, climate experts and campaigners, to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

The British Council is working with partners worldwide to support the success and legacy of COP26, creating opportunities for cooperation, dialogue and action in arts, education and science that address the shared challenges of climate change.  

We are pleased to announce that the Active Citizens Programme will take part in this initiative by supporting a number of climate change-focused Social Action Projects (SAPs).

In addition to supporting these SAPs, the initiative will also bring together young Active Citizens from around the world to collaborate on solutions to climate change, engage in advocacy, and build networks. The SAPs will focus on the following COP26 priority areas; 

• Adaptation and resilience. ‘Helping people, economies and the environment adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change.’

• Nature. ‘Safeguarding ecosystems, protecting natural habitats and keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.’

The following countries from the global Active Citizens network will be part of this amazing initiative to enable representation from around the world: - 

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and the UK. There is also an Active Citizens project which is bringing together young Active Citizens from Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria.

We will be contacting eligible Active Citizens partners directly with further information. If you are an Active Citizen currently running an initiative linked to the COP26 priorities listed above but the country where you are based is not listed here, then please do get in touch. We’d be happy to give you more information about possible opportunities to get involved, please contact us at:

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