COP26 Schedule

In order for you to have a previous knowledge of the topics to be discussed at COP26, we recommend that you check the official conference schedule. You can find the timetable of the sessions organised by the COP26 presidency in pdf format in this link, and the different events, exhibitions, cultural activities, workshops and talks organised by youth groups, civil society, companies, artists and academics in this link.

1st & 2nd November : World Leaders Summit

As we recover from COVID19, the world expects and the science demands that world leaders come together to accelerate the urgent action needed to protect our planet and life on Earth.

The World Leaders Summit will bring together heads of state and government, alongside heads of international organisations, civil society and business leaders, to show that they are serious about working together to tackle climate change.

They are invited to set out the ambitious actions that they are taking to reduce emissions, scale-up adaptation and mobilise finance, and to collectively signal their commitment to ensuring that COP26 keeps 1.5°C in reach.

3rd November: Finance

Finance Day will demonstrate that public and private finance is being mobilised at scale for net zero and climate resilient growth and development, supporting emerging markets and developing economies. This finance will be used for climate action in line with the Paris Agreement, bringing 1.5°C within reach and supporting countries most vulnerable to climate change to adapt to the impacts of climate change and build their resilience to future climate events.

The day will show how climate finance is being mobilised for the countries that need it most and how the $100bn a year commitment will be met, while looking ahead towards ambitious future goals. The day will also show how the global financial system will become Paris aligned, driving the transition of the real economy and enabling all countries to move towards net zero by 2050.

4th November : Energy

Accelerating the global energy transition is essential if we are to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. On 4 November, the COP26 Energy Day will bring together governments, businesses, investors and organisations from across the world to demonstrate that the shift to clean power is inevitable and rapidly accelerating, that an end to unabated coal power is now within reach, and that people and their livelihoods are at the heart of this transition.

We will hear how countries are increasing their climate ambition and celebrate action to make clean energy accessible and affordable and to improve energy efficiency. We will use this opportunity to share good practice globally and explore what further steps need to be taken to align and strengthen our collective efforts in support of the clean energy transition.

5th November: Youth and Public Enpowerment

The UK COP26 Presidency, in collaboration with YOUNGO (the Children and Youth Constituency of the UNFCCC) and other youth partners, will elevate youth voices and ensure a platform for young climate experts to engage with decision-makers on their pressing priorities.

Events throughout the day will demonstrate the critical role of empowering, educating and training the public in driving climate action to keep 1.5°C alive.

5th & 6th de Noviembre: Nature and Land Uses

Events on Nature and Land-use - featured across two days - will demonstrate how governments, businesses, indigenous peoples, local communities and farmers are driving the transition towards more sustainable management of our land and ocean, by protecting and restoring nature, and reforming the food and farming system.

It will demonstrate the role that nature can play in supporting countries’ climate plans and it will showcase ground-breaking partnerships to help green the trade in agricultural commodities, reform agricultural policy, take action on ocean health, and deliver sustainable innovation - contributing to a healthier planet and a more prosperous future for people, climate and nature.

8th November: Adaptation, Loss and Damage

Climate change could push over 100 million people into poverty by 2030. We must adapt our economies and societies to prevent this and seize the opportunity of a more resilient future. Cutting emissions is critical, but not enough.

We will hear from local community representatives, experts and government ministers about the impact of extreme weather, environmental degradation and rising sea levels and what is being done to adapt. Together we will accelerate progress on adaptation, loss and damage.

9th November: Gender

A key part of the UK’s commitment to an inclusive COP, the programme of events on Gender Day will address not only the ways in which women, girls and marginalised people are disproportionately impacted by climate change, but also the importance of their leadership and participation in driving solutions.

Gender Day will demonstrate that through working collaboratively, governments, civil society and businesses can advance gender equality in climate action and finance, helping us to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement.

9 November: Science and Innovation

Science and innovation is crucial to providing the solutions we need this decade to keep the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees. This day will demonstrate the science and innovation that can deliver urgent climate action and illustrate how we can live and prosper in a changed and changing climate.

10th November: Transport

This is the COP that will kick start the mass market for zero emission vehicles – a transition that needs to be significantly accelerated to keep 1.5°C within reach. The global transition to zero emission road transport has reached a tipping point.

Transport Day will bring together leaders from across the sector to accelerate the transition to 100% zero emissions vehicles. Transport Day events will also galvanise action to decarbonise the harder to abate forms of transport: aviation and shipping.

11th November: Cities, Regions and Built Environment

Accelerated action on the built environment sector, driven by subnational leaders, is vital both for emissions mitigation and for supporting resilient communities.

Events on Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day will bring together national, regional and city level leaders, alongside the private sector, to deliver deep collaboration that can accelerate climate action over the next decade.

12th: Closing Plenaries

Closing plenary sessions where the potential agreements and decisions that have been established will be presented, in addition to hearing the thoughts and conclusions about this COP from the Parties.