GDI Hub at COP26
- Date: 11th November 2021
- Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am, Glasgow
- Platform: Catch up Via YouTube, streamed through this page.
- Accessibility: International Sign Language and Closed Captions were available. Find the transcripts on this page.
Disabled Voices In Climate Change:
COP26: GDI Hub to change the tide on disability inclusion
As the earth warms and water levels rise, we need to design cities that support and adapt to the reality of the human experience.
We need cities that are resilient in changing climates, that have the capacity to flex and adjust around both the needs of our planet AND the needs of our people.
Our future depends on it.
GDI Hub are thrilled to announce that at COP26 we will be placing the human experience at the centre of the climate discussion. In a trailblazer side event on the 11th November, alongside our partners the Asian Development Bank, GDI Hub will argue that as we make plans to halt climate change, to live greener, cleaner, and better, inclusion should be at the core.
The event entitled "Disability, Resilience and Inclusion in our Cities – inclusive design and community-led urban solutions for disability-inclusive climate resilience", will set an agenda for how we ensure that the 1.2 billion of persons with disabilities are able to achieve their full potential, on a healthy and sustainable planet.
We believe in a sustainable future that leaves no one behind, join us to be part of this important conversation.
With thanks to our funders:
What is COP26?
COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference, and this year is being held in Glasgow from Sunday 31st October to Friday 12th November.
The 26th "Conference Of the Parties" a.k.a "COP" brings together all states that are party to the Convention. It's at the annual COP summit that decisions are taken about how to take action against climate change. The 25th summit was held in Paris in 2015 and is where the Paris Agreement was born.
If you would like to find out more about the wider COP26 aims and ambitions, you can read more here.