The United Kingdom will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland on 1-12 November 2021. The summit will bring together over 30,000 delegates from around the world, including heads of states, climate experts, campaigners and others to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. 

Ahead of and beyond COP26, the British Council is launching an innovative global programme called ‘The Climate Connection’  under the strands of youth, policy and public engagement to bring together people (with a focus on young people aged 11 to 35) across the world. 

Working with leaders, institutions, young people and communities worldwide, we aim to support the success and legacy of COP26 by creating opportunities for cooperation, dialogue and action that address the shared challenges of climate change through arts and culture, education and English language. 

With global climate conversations, art and science showcases, university scholarships, funding, research, training opportunities and more, The Climate Connection has something for everyone. Join in to make connections and make a difference. #TheClimateConnection.

In Turkey, we will be part of various projects under the programme. More information will be available on these pages as project delivery progresses. 

For further information regarding the whole programme, please contact

Fashion Open Studio

As part of The Climate Connection programme, the British Council and Fashion Revolution organizes Fashion Open Studio. 

About Fashion Open Studio

Fashion Open Studio is Fashion Revolution’s showcasing initiative, launched in 2017. It is an event series which aims to celebrate the people and processes behind fashion. They work with emerging designers, established trailblazers and major players to promote industry transparency and longevity through simple, authentic narratives that resonate with consumers and creatives alike. The programme takes place both digitally and offline in physical events.

About the project

This project will present a series of ten international Fashion Open Studio digital events in response to the themes of COP26. Nine participating designers from across the world will open up their studios virtually to showcase their creative responses to fashion’s environmental impact. The event series will act as a decentralised fashion showcase with the opportunity for the audience to explore the processes, practices, techniques and ideas behind each designer’s work.

British Council and Fashion Open Studio

Fashion Revolution have partnered with the British Council since 2017 on a variety of projects and initiatives including a series of policy dialogues, a professional skills toolkit and series of training events, a global study retreat and a set of creative commission projects with artists and creatives around the world. For COP26, our partnership will focus on Fashion Open Studio and building on this existing initiative to highlight the work of designers from around the world who are challenging the status quo of the industry and generating solutions to the harmful environmental impacts of the fashion industry.

Watch this space for more updates.