Climate Change and COP26
The UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The conference will be the largest international climate change summit the UK has hosted, bringing together over 30,000 delegates — including heads of states, climate experts and campaigners — to agree on coordinated actions to tackle climate change. COP26 will be supported by a build-up events programme hosted by Italy, which will include a major Youth Event and the Pre-COP Summit in September 2021.
Ahead of and beyond COP26, the British Council has launched A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia, an innovative programme of activities and engagements to bring people — with a focus on young people — across the world together. We are working with partners in the UK and worldwide to support the success and legacy of COP26 by using our global network to create opportunities for cooperation, dialogue and action in arts, education and science which address the shared challenge of climate change.
About A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia
The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia is one of British Council’s lead up initiatives to COP26. A.R.C. stands for ‘Awareness, Resilience and Collaboration’ in response to climate change. This project aligns with one of the five priority themes of COP26 which is ‘Adaptation and resilience’ — helping people, economies and the environment adapt and prepare for the impacts of climate change by creating awareness and developing resilience among young people on climate change impacts.
The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia aims to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds and cultures including marginalised communities to engage in debate, dialogue and mutual exchange of ideas on the impact of climate change on their future.