Highlights from COP26
Reflections from the Sierra Club BC delegation at the 2021 climate talks in Glasgow
We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received to send the team to the UN climate talks in Glasgow. Our campaigners Tła̱lita̱’las, Mark, Flossie and Anjali journeyed to Scotland along with partners and allies to help bring old-growth to a global stage. Over the course of the two weeks, they met countless people, national delegates and spoke at multiple events. Here are some of their highlights.
Explore photos from the team
Video updates and explainers from Glasgow
Webinars from the conference
What’s at Stake
A webinar with UBC and Sierra Club BC diving into the climate talks and what’s at stake for B.C.
The World is Watching: COP26
Anjali and Flossie share their reflections from two weeks at COP and how folks from back home in Canada can help turn up the pressure for bold climate action. A webinar hosted by the Climate Emergency Unit and Sierra Club BC. Explore resources from the webinar here.
Mainstream media coverage from our delegation
- National Observer: “It’s our job as environmental advocates to turn the eyes of the world to B.C. at COP26″ by Anjali Appadurai, climate justice campaigner at Sierra Club BC.
- National Magazine: “Why the climate needs Indigenous knowledge” by Owen Stewart, lawyer with the Nuchatlaht Nation delegation.
More highlights from our team
- The Sierra Club BC crew along with Nuchatlaht Ha’with Jordan Michael and Kukpi7 Judy Wilson of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs led a panel talk at the People’s Summit which shone an international spotlight on old-growth in B.C. and highlighted the importance of Indigenous-led solutions.
- Tła̱lita̱’las~Karissa Glendale, forest relations coordinator at Sierra Club BC and a member of Kwakwaka’wakw helped lead a 100,000 person climate walk through the streets of Glasgow at the People’s March.
- The team spoke at many events from community-led marches to an oil subsidy press conference to an economic justice panel.
- We held meetings with members of the Canadian delegation, both federal and provincial.
- We provided on-the-ground coverage to CBC Radio.
- Sierra Club BC hosted two webinars, one before departing with UBC Sustainability and one live from Glasgow with the Climate Emergency Unit.
- Our team gave daily social media updates and policy analyses to breakdown the political jargon and false promises at the summit.
- We deepened our relationships and forged new ones with many allies and communities from back home to across the Pacific.