Glasgow residents and business owners are being invited to a series of drop-in sessions so that they can find out about how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference (COP26) will affect their daily lives.
The Finnieston drop-in sessions are being held on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at Nuffield Health, Central Fitness & Wellbeing Club, 141 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, G3 4HB. There are three sessions: 10am to 12 noon, 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm to give as many people as possible the chance to attend.
The drop-ins are for residents, businesses and anyone else who would like to come along.
In addition to the drop-in sessions some 9,000 letters have been landing on local doormats in the Finnieston, Yorkhill and Anderston areas over the past few days giving details of the road closures and security restrictions. All the information and maps showing the road closures and diversions are also available on the Get Ready Glasgow website (www.getreadyglasgow.com).
The drop-in sessions will be a key tool in helping Glasgow residents and business owners make decisions about how they are going to get around the city during the conference.
A spokesperson for Get Ready Glasgow said; “COP26 is one of the biggest and most prestigious events the UK has ever seen. It is no exaggeration to say that it is also one of the most important in human history if we are to get runaway climate change under control.
“Around 140 world leaders and heads of state are going to be attending COP26 along with the Queen, and the Pope so it’s no surprise that security will be tight. The security arrangements will affect local businesses and local residents. The key to lessening that disruption is to inform people well in advance about where there are going to be road closures and congestion and what the alternative routes are.
“This early warning will give people a chance to leave more time for their journeys and to plan routes. We we’re urging people to leave the car at home and to use public transport for their journeys or walk or cycle.”
The conference runs from Sunday 31 October until Friday 12 November 2021.It’s expected that in addition to the VIP attendance during the world Leader’s summit at the beginning of the programme, an estimated 25,000 delegates will be attending throughout the summit, in addition to protestors and activists.
Security measures will involve extensive road closures, parking restrictions and diversions around the main conference venues such as the SEC.
For more information contact COP26Media@glasgow.gov.uk