By Civil Service World

04 Nov 2021

CSW takes a look at the civil service’s role in hosting the landmark COP conference

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Cop26 will be the largest international event ever held in the UK, with almost 25,000 people expected in Glasgow from the 31st of October for the most important talks on the global response to climate change since the Paris agreement in 2015.

This month, CSW takes a look at the civil service’s role at this landmark moment. We speak to Cop chief executive Peter Hill and civil service chief operating officer Alex Chisholm about the UK’s two-year effort to prepare for the conference, and what it will actually be like in the conference hall for the two intense weeks of talks. And we take a look at the government’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations, and where there might be further to go.

Elsewhere in this issue:

•    Want to know what it is really like to work in the Treasury? Two DGs lift the lid
•    Outgoing first civil service commissioner Ian Watmore reflects on how the twin pressures of Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic have affected civil service recruitment
•    The war on working from home: Dave Penman wonders why ministers are still fixated on berating officials back into the office

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