COP26 (Conference of the Parties) and how you can get involved
Hounslow's journey to COP26
We declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and adopted our Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) in July 2020 which sets out our ambitious target to be net zero as an organisation by 2030, whilst influencing a wider borough reduction in carbon emissions. The delivery of our Green Recovery Strategy will accelerate the work needed to achieve our net zero target.
In Hounslow, we want to focus on the important climate change issues across the Borough. We have an ambitious plan for the 2 weeks, and we are involving residents, communities, Schools and colleagues in creating conversations, organising events, raising awareness and encouraging participation based around climate change, environmental strategy and the climate emergency, linking into the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
During COP26, the council along with its partners will be hosting:
- A virtual Primary School ‘Environmental Summit’ on Thursday 4 November online – this event will involve interactive workshops for primary school aged children to participate in via their school. Information has been shared with all Primary Schools.
- ‘Hounslow Environment and Climate Community Summit’ on Friday 5 November at Hounslow House, from 12:30pm – 4pm – this event will focus on the borough’s journey towards being net zero and delivering the Green Recovery. You can sign up via Event Brite here, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- A virtual Secondary Schools ‘InterClimate Conference’ on Thursday 12 November online – held in conjunction with InterClimate Network, this event will involve an online climate conference delivered as a combination of UN-style global negotiations to registered secondary schools, bringing together an interactive panel of key speakers to engage with and support student voices. Information has been shared with all Secondary Schools.
Please look out for more information on events, road shows and activities that will be hosted by Council services and Community Groups, all of which will be aiming to showcase the climate action taking place across the borough whilst raising awareness and encouraging behavioural change over the two-week period from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
For further information on events happening in and around the borough, please check the inHounslow calendar.
How can you get involved?
In Hounslow, we want to focus on the important climate change issues impacting you and our borough.
We have an ambitious plan for the two weeks and would like to involve residents, communities, schools and colleagues in creating conversations, organising events, raising awareness and encouraging participation around climate change, environmental strategy and the climate emergency, linking to the summit in Glasgow.
If you're planning events or activities, please email us at email@example.com with the information to find out how we can support you.