Tzu Chi participating in COP26

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is partaking in COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, to join in on dialogue surrounding action and collaboration towards the goals set forth by the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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The SDG Action Team

Internationally, we are officially accredited as an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC), and our specialized SDG Action Team works to advocate for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while coordinating and executing projects that fulfill and parallel these goals.


Stay up to date on the latest video interviews and stories from COP26.


Learn more about the events and talks that will be happening at the COP26 and follow along to see what we’re accomplishing:

COP26 Vigil on George Square
2:00 – 3:00 pm GMT – George Square, G2 1D
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This unique prayer and meditation vigil will bring together people of all backgrounds in Glasgow and – via a livestream – around the world, in a powerful, symbolic act of unity and solidarity for our planet.

Glasgow Interfaith Talanoa Dialogue Towards COP26
4:30 – 9:00 pm GMT – Garnethill Synagogue 
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This gathering aims to serve as a platform for faith communities attending COP26 to share their initiatives, concerns and hopes in their work for climate justice under a Talanoa Dialogue framework.

Climate and Nature
02:00 – 03:00 pm GMT- WWF Pavilion, Hall 4, Scottish Events Campus (Blue zone) 
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The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in  Securing and Equitable, Net Zero Emissions and Nature Positive World for all. 


Achieving the Paris Agreement and preventing the next Pandemic 
01:00 – 2:00 pm GMT- Scottish Event Campus
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The case for transformative, climate resilient and healthy food systems.


Buddhist Pathway to Decarbonization  
Speakers: Debra Boudreaux, Dr Ming-Nan Lin, and Dr. Peng


Climate Without Borders
Moderator: Dr. Peng Chi Ming

It’s time to address The Cow in the Room: we want Diet Change, not Climate Change!
Speakers: Dr Ming-Nan Lin, Claire Bass (HSI) and Jasmine (Proveg)

What’s Food@COP
Salvation Army
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A Youth-led, international campaign for Climate-Friendly food. 


Youths in Driving Climate Sustainability
02:45 – 3:15 pm GMT-Room Durdle Door, Zone D, Blue Zone
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Across the globe, young people have been helping to combat climate change through a broad spectrum of activities and actions 


COP26 march for a fair and more plant-based food system!
11:30 am GMT- An Clachan Cafe, Kelvingrove Park
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Less Heat, Less Meat! Join us on November 6 in Glasgow and help us get world leaders at COP26 to commit to a more plant-centric food system.


Panel Discussion: Healthy and Sustainable Diets. Live Event at the UN-COP26
04:00 – 05:00 pm GMT- Nourish Scotland Pavillion – UN COP26 
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Advancing a diet that is both healthy and sustainable is essential to support public health, local food systems, food workers, and natural resource abundance.


Land Management 
Speakers: Jimmy Yang, Faizal Parish and Elinor Crescenzi

No More Omissions: Addressing the Ambition & Scale of Change Required in Gl 
04:45 – 06:00 pm GMT- Scottish Event Campus
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Food systems, especially meat, fish and feed, haven’t gotten the attention they should in climate COPs, despite huge GHG emissions. The panel will present perspectives from health, culture & science and bold policy & financing recommendations to forestall further catastrophic emissions and omissions.


Food Crisis in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Speakers: WFP


Interfaith Reflections on COP26 and the Road Forward
Speakers: Dr Liao


See our photos from COP26.

November 9

In a press conference held at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, participants explain the devastating impacts that climate change has already had around the world.


November 8

Representatives from around the world gather to address issues related to what has been lost and damaged as a result of climate change.

November 7

During #COP26, we visited one of the largest #WindFarms in all of Europe, the @Whitelee Windfarm by @ScottishPower. It is a massive space for energy, innovation, yet respect for the surrounding ecosystem.

November 6

At COP26, participants have the chance to showcase their work and the latest in environmental tech in Glasgow, Scotland.

November 5

In Glasgow, Scotland at the COP26, participants highlight the urgency of putting food systems at the center of the agenda, as well as loss & damage.

November 4

Delegates and participants at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference talk about the financial issues of climate change.

November 3

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is hosting a press conference at #COP26 on its faith-based approach in addressing the climate crisis and commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050

November 2

Tzu Chi joins the World Wildlife Foundation at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference

November 1

Tzu Chi’s SDG Action Team taking part in the panel, “Climate and Nature: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Securing a Nature Positive World”

October 31

“COP26 Conference Opening & Vigil on George Square”