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NEW BRIGHTON ICE SCULPTURES: Beach ice sculptures mark countdown to COP26


Ice sculptures appeared on New Brighton Beach on Bank Holiday Monday to highlight the severity of the climate crisis.

26 of the sculptures were installed on the beach in Wallasey, Merseyside, on Monday to highlight the upcoming global climate conference.

The delicate statues depicted 26 children melting in the scorching sun, and were created and placed to draw attention and emphasise the importance of the upcoming COP26 summit that will be happening in Glasgow this November.

Each of the statues was accompanied by children holding plaques with the names of global leaders inscribed on them, and aimed to act as a metaphor for the fragility of the worlds future in the midst of melting polar ice caps and the rising sea levels.

The pieces were created by land art group Sand in Your Eye.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Glasgow was chosen by the UK to host COP26 due to its experience, commitment to sustainability and world-class facilities.

The ‘Dear Green Place’ has been described as “the perfect plac”e to host a sustainable and inclusive COP. It has set a target for carbon neutrality by 2030, aims to be one of the greenest cities in Europe through its Sustainable Glasgow campaign, and is 4th in the world in the Global Destination Sustainability Index.

It also has a proven track record of hosting events on the international stage, such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Glasgow European Gymnastic Championships.

Surrounded by the river, the city and its parks, the location will inspire attendees to tackle climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

Wirral Council declared an Environment and Climate Emergency at a meeting of full council on 15 July 2019, and through this, committed to action to address the ecological and climate crisis that we face.


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