Glasgow has a global presence and proven track record of successfully delivering large international events, such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Glasgow is often translated as meaning ‘Dear Green Place’ and is 4th in the world, and highest in the UK, in the Global Destination Sustainability Index – making it the perfect place to host a sustainable COP. Surrounded by the river, the city and its parks, the location will inspire attendees to tackle climate change and protect the planet for future generations.
The UK Government’s decision to host the summit in Glasgow reflects the UK-wide commitment for urgent climate change. Expertise from across the globe will convene in Glasgow alongside heads of state, climate experts, campaigners and entrepreneurs, to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow is a world class venue in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Glasgow has excellent facilities to welcome delegates and facilitate successful COP negotiations. Further details on the facilities available will be communicated during the course of this year, including details of how to secure delegation offices and book exhibition space.
A range of accommodation options will be available within Glasgow and the surrounding area, including in Edinburgh which is less than 50 miles from Glasgow and only 48 minutes away by train. Hotel bookings for delegations will be managed by an independent booking company for which we will share details shortly.
Glasgow and the surrounding area are well served by public transport. We will be working closely with Glasgow City Council to ensure that those attending the COP have a range of reasonably priced, smooth running and sustainable ways to reach the COP venues. The main COP venue is served by its own train station. We will be providing transport packages for VIPs.