2020 will be a very exciting year for the UK. COP26 is coming to Glasgow on 9th - 19th November 2020 and is expected to be the most important climate talks since Paris in 2015.
This is a critically important time in our planet’s history. After years of industrialisation and pumping out greenhouse gases, the science is unequivocal. We need to reduce our carbon usage rapidly, and transition onto lower carbon fuels and technologies.
Humans are still able to make large and significant changes, and COP26 in Glasgow will hopefully be the place where all these agreements are made. The National Grid is aiming to be at zero carbon in 5 years. The UK Government has made a world-leading commitment for the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050. Science Centres across the UK are striving to cut carbon and looking at how and when they can themselves become carbon neutral.
COP26 will be the largest summit the UK has ever hosted, attracting 200 heads of Governments from around the world and over 30,000 delegates.
ASDC has begun bringing people together to discuss our actions, including our first COP26 conference call in January. We will continue to bring UK Science Centres and museums together to find ways to involve the public in discussion around how we as a nation and global society can make the rapid and robust changes required as made clear from the scientific evidence.