For activists, students and other observers from Maine, COP26 — short for the 26th Conference of Parties — is a potentially historic event with major implications globally and locally. It’s important enough for some to make the trip across the Atlantic to help pressure leaders for meaningful commitments. Many others will closely monitor developments from here in Maine.

Among the thousands of activists and climate organizations from around the world that will be in Glasgow is a group of students and at least one alumnus from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.

This will be the third COP for 2020 graduate Ania Wright, who now works as a grassroots climate action organizer for the Sierra Club in Maine. But Wright acknowledges she wasn’t sure she wanted to go this time.

“It’s a really difficult space to be a part of,” Wright said.

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