Date(s) - 01/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Scottish Event Campus
For the first time, the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021.
The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together over 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
The challenge is not insignificant, but we must step up to it to save the environment we all live in. The UN Climate Change process is central to that collective action.
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WHO CAN ATTEND COP26?
There are three categories of attendees permitted to attend COP26. These are representatives of Parties to the Convention and Observer States, members of the press and media, and representatives of observer organisations.
I’M A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
As a member of the public, there will be a variety of ways to get involved in COP26.
Attend as a representative of an observer organisation:
- Certain NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and
- IGOs (inter-governmental organisations) have observer status to attend COP26.
More information on which organisations are permitted observer status can be found on the UNFCCC website.
There will be a number of volunteering opportunities available over the course of the two week conference. Please email COP26Info@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating whether you would like us to hold your contact details on our database, and we will be in touch in due course with more detail on how to apply for these volunteering positions. You can also get involved by exhibiting, performing or hosting an event within the two week programme.
I WANT TO EXHIBIT, PERFORM, OR HOST AN EVENT AT COP26. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
We are keen to work with academia, business, the arts, cultural institutions, NGOs and youth groups to identify opportunities within the programme of events in Glasgow for you to get involved and have your voice heard at COP26.
If you are keen to exhibit, perform, form part of a panel discussion, host a bespoke event such as a talk or a report launch, or provide some other sort of cultural service, we would love to hear from you.
Please send COP26Info@cabinetoffice.gov.uk a brief email outlining your proposal and we will be in touch to discuss potential opportunities.