Environmental concerns in run up to Cop 26 will be aired in front of event rep in Cumbernauld

A local political party is keen to bring people together to discuss how Cumbernauld can contribute to the organisation of events that will take place around November’s COP 26 summit in Glasgow.

Cop 26

The Scottish Socialist Party is hosting a meeting where people can hear about what is taking place as campaigners take to the streets to demand action against climate change and to consider how to encourage people in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth to participate in these events.

Party spokesperson Kevin McVey commented, “The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow in November as people look to see what will come from this event.

Sign up to our GlasgowWorld Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

" Climate change represents an existential threat to our planet and to all our futures and people will mobilise across the globe to demand that people and planet come first. It is therefore important that people locally are part of that movement and add their voice to those demanding a more sustainable future.”

Crucially, the meeting will hear from a representative of the COP 26 Coalition, the umbrella organisation that is coordinating events before and during the summit.

Mr McVey added, “This meeting will give people the opportunity to hear about what is happening prior to and during the COP summit.

The COP 26 Coalition is made up of a diverse range of organisations and individuals united by a concern about the urgency of the climate crisis. It is a grassroots movement that is looking to encourage people to organise in their own communities and help facilitate the biggest possible mobilisation of people from across Scotland. This meeting is to give people in Cumbernauld the chance to be part of this and we hope that anyone interested in protecting our environment will come along.”

The meeting takes place on Thursday September 23 in the Cornerstone House Centre in Cumbernauld Town Centre at 7.30pm.

Meanwhile a host of local hotels in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area are gearing up to host delegates from all over the world.

The new Ibis hotel at Auchenkilns is just one example of the accommodation being offered to guests who have travelled both short and long-haul to take part in the event which is based at the Scottish Event campus from Monday November 1 to Friday November 12.