What can I do for COP26?
There are several ways in which individual Friends can get involved in supporting COP26.
Volunteer Wardens at Glasgow Meeting House
We will be looking for volunteers to act as wardens in the Meeting House during the COP. They will be responsible for the safety and comfort of visitors to the Meeting House, as well as answering questions etc. Therefore, you will need to be available for training before the COP. Apply here as soon as possible, ideally by the end of May 2021.
Accommodation at COP26
If you live in Central Scotland and are willing to offer accommodation, we suggest you do it through a new online non-profit accommodation platform humanhotel, specifically configured for COP26, where you can list your sofa or spare room, and then be matched with a guest who needs a place to stay.
To become a host, visit humanhotel.com/cop26/ . You will need about 15 minutes, some nice photos of your spare room and your bank details. More information, including instructions, can be found here. Because the platform hasn’t officially launched yet, a series of workshops, offering support in signing up to become a host is running every Thursday afternoon at 12.30-1.30pm for four weeks, starting on the 15th April. The zoom link is https://antioch.zoom.us/j/91859893632?pwd=OWtXQnN2UzMzb1FvZG5hdnArTHlIZz09 / Meeting ID: 918 5989 3632 / Passcode: 564632.
Visitors will also be able to use the platform.
Supporting delegates for Developing Countries
For Friends who want to make a personal financial contribution to the COP, we expect there will be an opportunity to contribute to a fund to support overseas delegates who otherwise might not be able to travel and whose voice needs to be heard. The exact mechanism has not yet been set up and will obviously depend on the nature of the COP. We are currently looking at a number of potential groups to understand the logistics of supporting them and will bring them to Friends’ attention soon.