Presidency programme announced for COP26

Presidency programme announced for COP26

Posted by

Fiona Irving

November 2021

The programme of events has been released for the COP26 climate conference taking place between 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow close by the Fleet Alliance headquarters.

“COP26 must be the moment that the world comes together to deliver decisive action to protect our planet. During COP26 we want to inspire faster, more ambitious action from all countries, and all of society, that will help us keep alive the crucial Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5C alive,” said COP26 President Alok Sharma.

“Our programme of themed days is aimed at doing just that. From energy and innovation to adaptation and youth empowerment, I hope that our rich schedule of events will allow all participants to leave Glasgow with the drive and the sense of urgency needed to transform the way we inhabit our precious planet, and safeguard its future. We will be hearing from a diverse range of voices over the two weeks, which should allow us all to take inspiration from the very best of climate leadership around the world. The time for action is now.”

The programme of events is as follows:

Sunday 31 October

Procedural opening

Monday-Tuesday 01-02 November

World leaders summit

Welcoming world leaders to COP to put forward high level ambition and action towards securing global net zero and keeping 1.5 degrees in reach; adapting to protect communities and natural habitats; and mobilising finance.

Wednesday 03 November


Mobilising public and private finance flows at scale for mitigation and adaptation.

Thursday 04 November


Accelerating the global transition to clean energy.

Friday 05 November

Youth and public empowerment

Elevating the voice of young people and demonstrating the critical role of public empowerment and education in climate action.

Saturday 06 November


Ensuring the importance of nature and sustainable land use are part of global action on climate change and a clean, green recovery.

Monday 08 November

Adaptation, loss and damage

Delivering the practical solutions needed to adapt to climate impacts and address loss and damage.

Tuesday 09 November


Progressing gender equality and the full and meaningful participation of women and girls in climate action.

Science and innovation

Demonstrating that science and innovation can deliver climate solutions to meet, and accelerate, increased ambition.

Wednesday 10 November


Driving the global transition to zero emission transport.

Thursday 11 November

Cities, regions & built environments

Advancing action in the places we live, from communities, through to cities and regions.

Friday 12 November

Closure of negotiations


“Clearly we will be watching Wednesday’s proceedings on Transport with most interest,” commented Martin Brown, chair of Fleet Alliance.

“But the critical outcome is that there is agreement on limiting earth warming to 1.5. Keeping that goal alive is essential.”

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