THE OFFICIAL uniforms for COP26 volunteers have been unveiled.

They've been described as "stylish, practical and comfortable" and they're made from recycled and sustainable fabrics.

Volunteers will sport jackets, fleeces, trousers, hoodies, polo shirts, gloves, backpacks and a warm hat.

They will be delivered inside the backpacks to ensure there is no plastic packaging used and recipients will get a commemorative tag stating a tree has been planted in their honour.

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Leader of Glasgow City Council, Councillor Susan Aitken said: “Seeing our volunteers together in their uniforms is a milestone moment in our volunteer programme as we mark one month to go until COP26 gets underway in Glasgow.

“Our volunteers come from all walks of life, united in their passion to protect our planet and represent their city. These colourful and sustainable uniforms officially signify the volunteers’ place within this hugely significant global event and I’m sure they are all extremely excited to get started.”

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COP26 President-Designate, Alok Sharma, said: "COP26 is one of the most important events ever held in the UK and I would like to thank everyone who has volunteered to support us in Glasgow next month. From the Olympics to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, volunteers bring an important presence and warmth which will enhance COP26 and make sure visitors feel welcome while they are in the UK."

Kirstin McEwan, who lives in Glasgow and will be volunteering at COP26 as a Green Zone Team Leader, said: “It’s amazing to finally see the COP26 volunteer uniform and I’m delighted to be able to help unveil it.

"The choice to use a uniform made from recycled and sustainable materials is really important to highlight the everyday ways we can embody sustainability and I look forward to seeing everyone wearing it throughout the conference.

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"For me, COP is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase Glasgow, represent a cause I care deeply about and contribute to such a critical global climate event. I’m so glad to be a part of it and can’t wait to get started!”

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COP26 will take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow between 31 October – 12 November 2021, bringing together world leaders, heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle the climate emergency.