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Oversight of policing COP26

In November 2021, the UK Government will host the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties, otherwise known as COP26, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.  World leaders, climate experts, business leaders and citizens will come together to discuss and agree actions on how to tackle climate change on a global scale. 

COP26 will be the biggest and most complex event ever staged in Scotland. This will necessitate the largest mass mobilisation of police officers that has taken place in the UK in many years.

The SPA COP26 Oversight Group, Chaired by Tom Halpin QPM, was established in February 2020 to seek assurances around: recovering full costs for Scottish policing, so there is no detriment to the policing budget; that the impact on day to day policing for communities is mitigated; and that staff and officer health, safety and wellbeing are fully considered.

The group's oversight remit is set out in the Terms of Reference.

Members of the Oversight Group:

The Authority's oversight is taking place through our established governance procedures with key information considered by Members set out in the list below:

 

Authority Meetings

May 2020 – Item 9. 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)
a) Report for Discussion presented by Deputy Chief Constable – Local Policing
b) Report for Discussion presented by SPA Member Tom Halpin, Chair of the SPA Policing of COP26 Oversight Group

March 2020 – Item 6. 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)
a) Report for Discussion presented by SPA Member Tom Halpin, Chair of the SPA Policing of COP26 Oversight Group
b) Report for Discussion presented by Deputy Chief Constable – Local Policing

February 2020 – Item 6. Policing of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)
a) Verbal report for Discussion presented by Tom Halpin, Chair of the SPA Policing of COP26 Oversight Group
b) Report for Discussion presented by Assistant Chief Constable – Conference of the Parties 26

January 2020 – Item 7. Policing of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)
Report for Discussion presented by Assistant Chief Constable – Conference of the Parties 26

 

Oversight Group Reports

January 2021 – Item 12. Committee and Oversight Group Reports
November 2020 – Item 13. Committee and Oversight Group Reports
September 2020 – Item 11. Committee and Oversight Group Reports
June 2020 – Item 10. Committee and Oversight Group Reports
April 2020 – Item 7. Committee and Oversight Group Reports

 

Justice Sub Committee on Policing (JSCOP) on COP26

Letter to Convenor - 11 February 2021

 

Additional Information

HMICS Assurance Review - Policing of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) - Terms of Reference - 02 February 2021

UK Government COP26

Scottish Parliament COP26