Updated: Nov 10, 2021
Photo credit: Tania Hoser
Count down to COP26!
COP26, the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow, opens on 1st November until 12th November.
In the week running up to this historic moment we are releasing a video of a new Letter every day to inspire people everywhere to speak up for ambitious action on climate change from world leaders.
Filmed at the iconic Shakespeare's Globe, videos will be released from 25th October, led by Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore. She was joined by fashion designer and activist Dame Vivienne Westwood, Skins star Freya Mavor, Booker Prize-Winning author Ben Okri, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors Steve Waygood, Founder of Riverford Guy Singh-Watson, climate justice activist Daze Aghaji, and Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists SOS From the Kids.
COP26 represents a decisive moment. The current commitments of every nation participating in COP26 are significantly inadequate to stabilise global temperatures to below to 2°C or even 3°C.
World leaders have a chance to take bold and decisive action so as to not breach dangerous and catastrophic levels of global warming. But to do so, they need to hear from people from all walks of life and know that this is what they demand. They need to hear from us all.
So keep writing and sharing your Letters and messages by video, on social media and by post until 12th November so as to be heard during this historic political moment.
Letters can be sent to the campaign for COP26 via our website or by post to:
Letters to the Earth
Kelburn, County Centre
And keep your eyes peeled below, where each new video will be released!
Monday 25th October: Love Island presenter, Laura Whitmore
Tuesday 26th October: Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors, Steve Waygood
Wednesday 27th October: Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri, with Charlotte Jarvis and Mirabella Okri
Thursday 28th October: Founder and farmer at Riverford, Guy Singh-Watson
Friday 29th October: Fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood
Saturday 30th October: actor and writer Freya Mavor
Sunday 31st October: SOS From the Kids Choir
Monday 1st November: climate justice activist Daze Aghaji
Coming to COP? Join us!
On 5th November, 3 - 4.30pm, at The Briggait in Glasgow, Letters to the Earth will host a public performance reading of a curated text of Letters with special guests to be announced, followed by the opportunity for the audience to write their own Letter and an open mic.
Book your free ticket here.