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If you’re looking to find out more about the positive links between veganism and the environment while at COP26 then we have plenty of events for you to choose from.

In fact, we want every single person who is attending to leave with a very clear understanding that going vegan is one of the best things you can do for the planet. 

Whether you learn best by reading policy papers, prefer talking to someone in the know or find it easier to engage through fun events like music or comedy performances, we have something for everyone: 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: UNFCCC Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Panel event - Nourish Scotland Recipes for Resilience

Venue: Salvation Army Glasgow, Church and Community Centre

Time: 17:30 – 19:00

Planting Value in the Food System – a vision for a fair plant-based future Tickets, Tue 2 Nov 2021 at 17:30 | Eventbrite

Join our policy team to discuss what we really need from our food system, and the benefits and challenges that plant-based food and farming offer. Drawing on our recent Planting Value in the Food System report, we'll be discussing how we can get more value from our food system, both for those who work in it and for the rest of society. We’ll also invite people to look at the food system through the lens of fairness for all – including the farmed animals who are so often invisible in debates around food policy. This will be a fun and partially interactive session, and all viewpoints are welcome.

Tickets for this event are free. 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries, North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Panel event - Planet Shine

Venue: Green Zone auditorium

Time: 18:00 - 21:00

planetSHINE collab in Green Zone – A Vegan Society volunteer will be joining planetSHINE founder and CEO, Rachel McClelland and Scottish entrepreneur and Prickly Thistle Founder, Clare Campbell, on the Voiceless Revolution Panel. It’s set to be an entertaining, inspiring, and inclusive mix of real talk, film, and action.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries, North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

bluedot/TVS festival

Venue: The Flying Duck

Time: 16:00 – 22:30

The Vegan Society has joined forces with award-winning music and science family festival bluedot for the Plate Up! festival.

We’ll be taking over The Flying Duck in Glasgow for a fringe festival featuring Chris Packham in conversation, and live performances from Liz Lawrence, Pleasure Pool and more.

Tickets are priced at £5 with all proceeds going to The Vegan Society. Update: Tickets for Thursday are now sold out.

16:00 – Comedy, with The Diversity Quota

17:00 – In Conversation: Hayden Thorpe with John Robb, Craig Tannock and Elena Orde, Senior Communications and Campaigns Officer at The Vegan Society, and Editor of The Vegan magazine. 

18:00 – Midi Paul

19:00 – Pleasure Pool 

20:00 – Chris Packham 

21:00 – Liz Lawrence

22:00 – Lost Colours 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

bluedot/TVS festival

Venue: The Flying Duck

Time: 16.00 - 22.30

The Vegan Society has joined forces with award-winning music and science family festival bluedot for the Plate Up! festival.

Friday’s Plate Up! Festival will be headlined by Ecotricity Founder, Dale Vince and Fay Milton (Music Declares Emergency/Savages), and will also see live performances from Audiobooks, plus a Too Many Man closing party.

Tickets for Friday are priced at just £5, with all proceeds going to The Vegan Society and are on sale now.

16:00 – Comedy, with Chunks

17:00 – Bull 

18:00 – LIINES

19:00 – Panel: A Punk Rock Approach to Solving the Climate Crisis, with Dale Vince, Fay Milton (Savages) and Claire O'Neill (A Greener Festival), hosted by John Robb. 

20:00 – Audiobooks

20:45 – Too Many Man afterparty with Fay Milton 

 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Virtual exhibit

Venue: Blue Zone

Time: All day

We will be highlighting our policy messages through the official COP26 virtual platform. Please note this is only for COP26 delegates.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

COP26 People's March

Venue: Kelvingrove Park

Time: 11.30 - 15.00

People are coming together to join climate emegency marches across the UK during COP26. Find one near you and unite together to raise awareness that the government must acknowledge the role of food in tackling the climate crisis and take action. If you don’t see any near you listed, there are many more taking place! Look out for marches in your local area.

COP26 People's March – Kelvingrove Park

11.30 – Meet at Kelvingrove Park

12.45 - March

15.00 - Rally (Glasgow Green)

bluedot/TVS/UMA fringe festival

Venue: St Lukes

Time: 09:00 – 14:15 and 19:00 – 02:00

The Vegan Society has joined forces with award-winning music and science family festival bluedot for the Plate Up! festival.

Saturday’s Fringe Festival event will see The Vegan Society and bluedot join forces with UMA Entertainment for a special all-day event at St Luke’s, featuring daytime talks from Music Declares Emergency, Tyndall Centre and Citizen’s Climate Lobby. Plus, there will be live evening performances from Aurora and more, and an afterparty from Andy Cato (Groove Armada).

Tickets are priced at £35 for the live concert and £10 for the afterparty. 

 

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Panel event - Animal Politics COP26 Panel Discussion – "The Cow in the Room"

Venue: Sloans, 62 Argyll Arcade, 108 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8BG

Time: 16.45 – 17.45

Christine Teunissen MP (Party for the Animals, Netherlands) and Vanessa Hudson (our Animal Welfare Party leader) will both be speaking at this event hosted by Dr Alex Lockwood, University of Sunderland, who will be discussing The Vegan Society’s Planting Value in the Food System report.

The "Cow in the Room" Panel Discussion will also feature a Q&A with Laila Kassam, plus a few more speakers to be added on themes of degrowth and global perspectives on plant-based transition.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Panel event - UNFCCC

Venue: Multimedia Studio 2, Blue Zone

Time: 16.45 - 18.00

We’re participating in an official United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) side event alongside organisations such as Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), Brighter Green and ProVeg International. This event will be held in the Blue Zone.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Outreach stand

Venue: Buchanan Galleries – Find us in the North Atrium, Ground Floor

Time: All day

Learn more about our environmentally led Plate Up for the Planet campaign while getting the chance to taste test some free samples from some of our favourite vegan brands carrying the Vegan Trademark.

Expo booth - Public

Venue: Green Zone, Glasgow Science Centre – Clyde Suite, Stand C8

Time: All day

The Green Zone is delivered by the country who hosts COP (called the Presidency). In Glasgow, the UK Government has created a space for youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, and businesses to host exhibitions, events, cultural performances, talks and workshops.

Staff from The Vegan Society will be running a booth in the Science Centre of the Green Zone throughout COP26. The Green Zone is a great place to head to if you have questions about the positive links between veganism and the environment. We can also tell you more about our Plate Up! campaign and Planting Value in the Food System report. Find us at Stand C8 in the Clyde Suite, Ground Floor, Glasgow Science Centre.

Unable to make it to Glasgow? Explore the Digital Green Zone, where you will receive access to live streaming from Glasgow, including talks and workshops as well as pre-recorded videos and talks from Green Zone exhibitors. Check out our contribution to the Digital Green Zone and learn more about the environmental case for veganism.

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