In November 2021, the UK is hosting the global climate conference, COP26. With the eyes of the world upon the conference, there are 4 key aims to mobilise countries to prevent the climate crisis.
- Secure global net-zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach.
- Adapt to protect communities and natural habitat.
- Mobilise finance to deliver on the first two goals.
- Work together to deliver the objectives.
Although global climate conferences are essential in the fight against climate change, we have had 25 COPs before this one, and the climate issue is more pressing than ever. What can be done to avert a climate crisis? Who is responsible for action?
What is U&i Global doing for COP26?
We are producing a local to global film, speaking with local, national, and global stakeholders from the UK, South Africa, and The Philippines. We want to better understand the challenges and solutions different people and communities have within their power to tackle major global challenges such as climate change.
The project will explore three core ideas:
- What needs to be done at a local, national, and global level, to align attitudes, understand differences, and work towards a combined vision of a responsible future?
- Shine a light on the actions taking place far away from the eyes of the global media that help to achieve net-zero, sustainability, and a responsible future.
- How does a global agreement, such as COP26, filter down to local communities on the ground across the world?
Some of the individuals featured in the COP26 project include:
- The Director of Greenpeace Asia – Yeb Sano
- CEO of the Wildlife Trust – Craig Bennett
- Former Green Party Leader – Natalie Bennett
- UK MPs – Ruth Edwards, Saline Saxby, Lisa Cameron
- Founder of the Big Issue – John Bird
- Former First Minister of Scotland – Jack McConnel
- UN IPCC Report Author – Tony Patt
- Shadow Minister for International Development – Preet Gill
- Director World Resources Institute – Edward Davey
- Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines – Loren Legarda
- South Africa Forestry, Fisheries and The Environment Minister- Barbara Creecy
In addition to this list, we have various community groups, businesses, and partners from across the world featuring, sponsoring, and contributing to this project.
The project has 3 parts. The event, the film’s release, the post-project follow up.
In October 2021, U&i Global will partner with various organisations such as GPODS in India, and the Climate Reality Project in The Philippines, to host an online event for young professionals about COP26.
The event will feature 6 high profile speakers from the film in a round table discussion. Following this webinar, U&i and GPODs will co-host a workshop for attendees.
The speakers at the event are:
- Ed Davey– Director World Resources Institute
- Tim Christophersen – UNEP
- Jennifer M. Gulland – Water and Security Expert & Consultant to World Bank
- Vladislav Kaim – UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change
- K Kavitha – Member of Legislative Council, Nizamabad, India and Founder President, Telangana Jagruthi
- Tom Burke– Chairman and Founder of E3G
- Mete Coban- Founder of MLMS and London Councillor.
The event will take place on October 27th between 11:00-13:00 UK time.
U&i Global interviewee, AG Sano, attending a climate rally in Bonn during COP 23, and painting in Tacloban City.
We have interviewed and collected footage from local, national, and global stakeholders from across the world to feature in this project. We are delivering a multimedia and multiplatform marketing campaign with the aim of reaching over 1 million young people with this initiative.
We will produce 4 documentary films about climate struggles and solutions. One will be a feature bringing the stories together from the three national films. The countries are:
- The Philippines
- South Africa
Footage from partners in Cape Town discussing the water crisis in the City and across the wider region.
Post-Event Follow Up
We are working with many local and national NGO’s and charities to bring this project to life. Since actions speak louder than words, we are going to use this project as a platform to deliver real-world impact with our partners.