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The green spotlight is on Burnley

The Conference of Parties or COP is a collective union of 196 countries and the EU who signed the 1994 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to work together to fight climate change. This year marks the 26th meeting of the UNFCCC which will be held in Glasgow UK. United Nations climate change conferences are among the largest international meetings in the world. The negotiations between governments are complex and involve officials from every country in the world as well as representatives from civil society and the global news media.

And Burnley.co.uk is delighted that Towneley Hall has been chosen as one of the venues to take part in the green agenda. As part of COP26, a Planet Mark Zero Carbon Bus Tour is making its well up to Glasgow. The Zero Carbon Tour aims to share the net zero carbon message in support of the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign, who are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing carbon emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets.

On Monday 11th October, we are delighted to welcome the electric bus to Towneley Hall. The event has sold out already and attendees can enjoy the spectacular Towneley Hall and Park whilst learning how they can join Lancashire’s mission to be as green as possible. In Burnley, we are proud that we are 80 per cent rural and it’s absolutely important that we protect our environment for future generations to enjoy.

Attendees will hear stories from like-minded local people, organisations and community groups and the impactful projects they are undertaking to reduce their carbon emissions. Although not everyone will be comfortable attending the event, Planet Mark will also host a live stream and online workshops via their website.

What is the Zero Carbon Tour?

The Zero Carbon Tour will illustrate the phenomenal array of actions the business community is taking to address the climate crisis. Digital and physical events will take the net zero carbon message to communities across the UK. Throughout the tour we will be gathering the “carbon stories” of actions and initiatives being taken by organisations, community groups, services and individuals to play a part in creating a sustainable future for the United Kingdom and beyond.

How can I get involved?

The Race to Zero Carbon Bus Tour will be stopping at Townley Hall October 11th. Come support a great cause, learn more about how to be sustainable, and learn how you can make an impact.


Sign up to a Flagship Event

A two-three-hour event providing an overview of what net zero carbon means, the significance of COP26, how organisations can officially join the UN-backed Race to Zero and what resources they can tap into as part of the Together for Our Planet campaign.​ The events will also showcase local organisations in the region pushing the envelope on sustainable development.

Sign up to a Region-Wide Virtual Workshop

A Planet Mark three-hour Net Zero Carbon Essentials Workshop for those who want to take a deeper dive into understanding how to set a credible net zero target for their business.