The official COP26 conference has been brought forward by one day with the procedural opening now happening on Sunday, 31 October. The conference will run until Friday, 12 November 2021.
This new start date was announced as the UK Government (UKG) unveiled the COP26 Presidency Programme to drive forward climate ambition and action against key issues alongside two weeks of intensive climate negotiations.
Beginning with the World Leaders’ Summit on 1 and 2 November, each day of the programme will focus on a different theme, from advancing progress on key priorities like clean energy, zero-emission transport and protecting nature, to ensuring the participation of women, girls and young people is at the centre of climate action.
Cross-cutting themes like science, innovation and inclusivity will run throughout the programme, as will the need to mitigate climate change, adapt to its impacts, and mobilise public and private finance.
Exhibitions and events in the UK-run zones, including the Green Zone at the Glasgow Science Centre, will also feature throughout the programme to showcase progress from the whole of society, governments, businesses, amongst others.
The Presidency programme will run alongside the formal negotiations which sit at the heart of the UN summit and will focus on closing off the outstanding aspects of the Paris Agreement. For more information visit HERE.