Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand

The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.


The LGA will have an exhibition stand in the public facing green zone at COP26, in partnership with the Northern Ireland LGA (NILGA). This will take place for one day – the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day – on 11 November 2021.

Who can participate?

Through this exhibition stand and our Pass the Planet campaign, we are promoting good practice to showcase the work of councils addressing climate change.

Open to all councils in the UK, we are inviting you to participate by sending a digital photograph of innovative climate activity in your local areas and communities.

We will digitally display photographs at our stand throughout the day, highlighting your net zero projects and solutions to the public. 

We will accept multiple photographs and aim to showcase at least one photograph from each council, subject to meeting the content and specification requirements below. 

Content

We expect photographs to bring to life climate change activity that is being led by councils with their local partners and communities. We encourage photographs to be creative, representative of innovative climate activity in your local areas and suited to a public audience.

Examples could be of new low carbon housing developments, e-bikes, renewable energy projects large or small, new technologies such as biomass boilers, adaptation solutions, biodiversity projects or other climate work with community groups and local businesses

To accompany your picture, please provide a brief description of the innovative climate activity you are showing in the photograph, with an interesting fact(s) for the public. These descriptions should be approximately 100 - 150 words and facts provided may be used for a quiz at the exhibition stand. 

Please also provide your council’s name and a web link or QR code to the project in the photograph to signpost for more information (if applicable). We expect that submissions have been appropriately approved by your council and, where applicable, permission has been given from those photographed.

Photo requirements

The photos you provide may be shown on a large screen so please ensure they are high resolution. Below are the full specs required. However, if your images do not meet these criteria, please send them over anyway. We will review them and follow up with you if needed.

  • High-quality, high-resolution JPEG.
  • Landscape.
  • You can send via WeTransfer if the file size is too big to email.
  • Ideally they should be taken on a professional or good quality camera.
  • If the photo requires a credit please let us know.
  • Send a selection of photos if possible.
  • Please also provide a copy of your council's logo and any other related logos. 

Contact and deadline

Please submit your photographs and descriptions by Friday 1 October by emailing cop26@local.gov.uk. You should also use this address if you have any further questions.