Nearly 10,000 from 98 nations volunteer for COP26

It is estimated that almost 70% of applications came from Glasgow and surrounding areas

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, has already attracted nearly 10,000 applications from 98 countries.

Organisers note that almost 70% of the received applications came from Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

The event, which will be held from 1st to 12th November in Glasgow, will require around 1,000 volunteers who will provide information on the conference and the venues, support delegates and promote the best of what Glasgow and Scotland have to offer.

Ahead of the event, volunteers will receive a workshop on sustainability from the UN and be given the training and tools required to carry out their roles.

Glasgow City Council’s COP26 Volunteer Manager Claire Shiel said: “It is incredibly encouraging to see such an overwhelming and positive response to our call for COP26 volunteers.

“From the figures, we can see that Covid has not diminished people’s spirit and strength of feeling around volunteering and this is extremely heartening for the sector as a whole.”

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