The New York Times is holding a series of climate-focused talks, events and debates among a temporary forest of 197 trees and plants.
Heading to COP26 and wanting to explore a bit? Here are five things you can do that don’t involve world leaders giving speeches.
Take a soundwalk around Glasgow
Ever wondered what the climate crisis sounds like?
In the west end of Glasgow, you can take a self-guided soundwalk to find out.
Put together by Glasgow-based festival Sound Thought, the Dear Green Bothy soundwalk explores the impact of humans and noise pollution on local environments with a different soundscape composition allocated to each specific location.
To participate, you can download or stream the audio from the Sound Thought website, where a map of the trail is also available.
We doubt you’ve seen a conference room that looks quite like this one. For the New York Times’ COP26 Climate Hub, artist Es Devlin has installed a temporary forest of 197 real trees and plants to represent the 197 countries that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The idea is to subvert traditional notions of a white-washed, top-lit conference room, with a series of climate-focused talks, events and debates taking place in the forest – in the SWG3 events space – throughout the conference.
All events are run by the New York Times and tickets can be purchased on its climate hub website.
The thought-provoking centrepiece of the interactive Polar Zero exhibition at Glasgow Science Centre is an original glass sculpture encasing Antarctic air from the year 1765 – predating the Industrial Revolution that catalysed man-made climate change.
The exhibition explores the present and future of our relationship with the planet and its climate through the lens of the Arctic and Antarctic, where the long history of Earth is documented deep in the ice cores.
The science centre will be home to the COP26 Green Zone, with a multitude of other events taking place there.
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