In November 2021, the UK will host COP26. Newcastle Hospitals Chief Executive, Dame Jackie Daniel, is a COP26 one step greener ambassador.

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Tackling climate emergency

In November the UK will host COP26 in Glasgow. World leaders will arrive in Scotland alongside negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for 12 days of talks, with the aim of reaching agreement on how to tackle climate change.

Most experts believe COP26 has a unique urgency and is the world’s best chance to get runaway climate change under control.

Dame Jackie Daniel is one of the COP26 One Step Greener ambassadors.

The sustainability team are running a series of webinars open to staff and the public at the following dates and times:

TimeFriday 5 NovemberMonday 8 November
10am to 11amClimate Reality Check -Why the Climate Emergency is a Health Emergency?Climate Reality Check – Why the Climate Emergency is a Health Emergency?
12noon to 1pmZero Waste – What is it and how can we achieve it?Clean Air – what are we planning to achieve and how?
2pm to 3pmZero Carbon Estates – how will we decarbonise our estate?Zero Carbon Care – how will we deliver sustainable models of care?

If you are interested in attending please email and you will be sent a link to the event.

The webinars will be recorded and made available following the event.

There is also a programme of events taking place across Newcastle focussed on how we can adapt to the damaging impacts of climate change and deliver a Net-Zero future.

Collaborative Newcastle events

Race to Zero electric ‘battle bus’

When: October 22

Where: Newcastle Helix

Find out more at: Newcastle| Roadmap to net zero | Zero Carbon Tour Tickets

Ride for Their Lives climate and health emergency cycle ride

When: October 28 (Harrogate to Newcastle) and October 29 (Newcastle to Carlisle)

Where: Great North Children’s Hospital (Royal Victoria Infirmary)

Find out more at the Ride for their Lives website.

Invest Newcastle Sustainable City event

When: Week beginning November 1 (Exact date to be confirmed)

Where: Newcastle Helix

Climate Emergency – VCSE Networking Event

When: November 3

Where: Virtual event

Find out more: Networking event – climate emergency | Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (

Newcastle Hospitals climate change webinar series

When: November 8

Where: Virtual event

To attend, please email: