The Green News & COP26: a quick announcement

31 October 2021 

It is finally upon us: the international COP26 negotiations are kicking off today in Glasgow. As someone who I’m assuming has an interest in climate, you might have heard about it. 

There are lots of great explainers out there at the moment on what COP26 is and what is set to go down – I really enjoyed this piece by Diarmuid Torney for RTE in particular that laid it all out. 

A quick idea of the schedule so far is that the world leader summit kicks off tomorrow and will run through to Tuesday. Each day following that will have specific themes related to the climate crisis, and Friday (November 5th) and Saturday (November 6th) are set to see huge demonstrations through the city. Negotiations are set to conclude on Friday, November 12th. 

The Green News will be on-the-ground in Glasgow for the full two weeks and covering protests and civil society action, come sideways-falling rain or (probably rarer) sun. 

We’ll be looking for off-the-beaten track stories, speaking to as many Irish and international experts as we can, and be in the thick of any demonstrations we come across. 

We’ll also be putting stuff on social media as it unfolds – so give us a follow on Twitter if you want to keep up with news as it breaks. 

Have anything in particular you’d like to cover about the protests or want to send us in any comments on our coverage? Shoot us an email at

That’s all for now – we just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know we’ll be on the road for the next couple of weeks. 

Take care, stay hydrated and come say hi if you’re attending in person! 

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