COP26 Daily Preview: Friday 12th November

COP26 Daily Preview: Friday 12th November

The final day of COP26 is now here!! Don’t worry though, there are still plenty of events to check out and get involved with! Check out everything that’s on this Friday 12th November at COP26 below.

Are you attending COP26 on Friday 12th November? Let us know what events you are looking forward to in the comments below!

If you want see what we got up to yesterday, check out COP26 Daily Review: Wednesday 10th November.

If you want to see more of what COP26 looks like, check out our photo page of the COP26 pavilions.

Please Note: All times are UK (GMT) unless stated.

Presidency Programme of Events

The Presidency Programme of Events covers the main negotiations that will take place between world leaders at COP26.

Friday is the final day of COP26 and therefore, there are no events in the Presidency Programme of Events. The day will instead see the closure of negotiations take place.

At some stage we will find out what the final outcome document looks like and ultimately, whether COP26 has been a success or not.

Green Zone Programme of Events

The Green Zone Programme of Events sees youth groups, civil society, academia, artists and businesses host events, exhibitions, cultural performances, workshops and talks throughout COP26.

Despite it being the last day of COP26, Friday still sees 17 events taking place in the Green Zone. Many of these are being livestreamed and we’ve included links to them below!

The schedule for Friday at the Green Zone is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30Future Generations Commissioner for WalesClimate, in the Visceral Sense. An Ongoing Story in Three ActsWatch Live Here
10:00 – 11:00Purpose DisruptorsAdvertising A Good Life in 2030Watch Live Here 
10:00 – 11:00WWFWalrus From Space
10:00 – 11:30Westminster Foundation for DemocracyACE and the Clean Energy TransitionWatch Live Here
11:30 – 12:30Listening to the Land (LTTL) -Pilgrimage for NatureVoices Of The Land by Listening to the Land Pilgrimage for Nature & FriendsWatch Live Here
12:00 – 13:305×155×15 at COP26 – Arts and the Imagination Hosted by Brian EnoWatch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
12:30 – 13:30Cap-a-PieClimate Change Catastrophe! A new show about climate change. Made by kids, for grown-upsWatch Live Here
12:30 – 14:30Fast FamiliarDo What You Must – an immersive scenario session
13:00 – 14:00Fèis Phàislig Ceilidh TrailTraditional and Gaelic music
13:30 – 15:00Desarrollo Intercultural ChileMinga Indígena Declaration Letter for COP26 LeadersWatch Live Here
15:00 – 16:00Tulane University of New OrleansGlasgow Meets New Orleans, Africa and the World: Climate Change Impacts Culture, Music and All of UsWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:00YMCA ScotlandCreating youth-led solutions: Sharing stories and insight with YMCA, film premiere and panelWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:30Fast FamiliarDo What You Must – an immersive scenario session
16:00 – 17:00Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandHope Springs Eternal – A Sonic LandscapeWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:00Tron TheatreRetro/Future ‘I am not just water. But life itself. I have seen the ships come and go. And now? Who will harness my power for good?’Watch Live Here
18:00 – 21:00Climate Crisis Film FestivalClimate Crisis Film Festival – Award Ceremony & Scottish Première of the film “Above Water”Watch Live Here

Presidency Pavilion Events

The Presidency Pavilion at COP26 features events by civil society, private finance, businesses, and the COP26 partners.

All events from the Presidency Pavilion are being livestreamed here.

The Presidency Pavilion has lots of different events on Friday 12th November. The schedule is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:00UK GovernmentBreakfast Reception
10:15 – 11:15British Irish CouncilCo-operating on Shared Climate Challenges through the British Irish Council
11:30 – 12:30UK Government
United Kingdom
Energy Authority
Looking to the Future with Fusion Energy
12:45 – 13:45UK GovernmentCollaborating for the Energy Transition – How 2050 Calculators can Inform Long Term Energy Strategies and National Determined Contributions (NDCs)
14:00 – 15:00UK Government
Network of African Women Environmentalists
The Road Beyond COP26: A Conversation with African Gender Networks Leading Climate Action
15:15 – 16:00UK GovernmentClosing Reception on the Presidency year ahead

Science Pavilion

The Science Pavilion at COP26 is co-hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Met Office.

The programme at the Science Pavilion on Friday 12th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30WMOSatellite observations for Climate
11:30 – 12:30WMOManaging Interconnected Power Grids for Carbon Neutral Electricity 

Commonwealth COP26 Pavilion

The first Commonwealth COP26 Pavilion has been organised for COP26. This is a huge gesture from the Commonwealth in the battle against climate change. Meetings, research and side events are all on the agenda

All events from the Commonwealth COP26 Pavilion are being livestreamed here.

The Commonwealth COP26 Pavilion schedule for Friday 12th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
11:00 – 12:00Antigua and BarbudaTowards the Just Transition of Men in the Workforce for a Low Carbon Future 
14:30 – 16:00FAOCan we align country adaptation reporting efforts under the Paris Agreement (PA) and Agenda 2030          

Indigenous Peoples Pavilion at COP26

Indigenous voices are key in the fight against climate change. For too long they have not been heard. It’s great to see a pavilion dedicated to Indigenous voices at COP26.

All events are being livestreamed here: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion Livestream.

The full schedule for the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion at COP26 on Friday 12th November can be found below:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00University of East Anglia
Indigenous Stories of Sustainable Development
11:15 – 12:15Institute for Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA-UAB)
Disaggregated data on local climate change impacts: perspectives from Indigenous and research organizations.
12:30 – 13:45
Derechos a la tierra y territorio en el centro de la discusión de políticas de mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático. Aportes desde América Latina.
14:00 – 14:40Climate Justice Director for Native Movement, Curyung TribeIndigenous Youth Gathering

Other COP26 Side Events

All around the world, organisations are coming together to put on events and webinars to discuss how best to tackle the climate crisis throughout COP26.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the most exciting side events that we are looking forward to on Friday 12th November:

COP26 – A milestone for Combatting Climate Change?

Event Time: 10:30 – 12:00

Event Host: DGVN – Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V.

Event Viewing Link: COP26 – A milestone for Combatting Climate Change?

Event Description: The United Nations Association of Germany and the Embassy of Sweden to Germany in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers invite you to an event with live reporting from the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. COP26 is crucial for reaching the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. The pressure to deliver is high. Can COP26 live up to the expectations? Or does it threat to become another failed opportunity? How far have the negotiators come and which challenges remain?

How to be an Ocean-Climate Advocate? A youth chat about the ocean in climate negotiations

Event Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Event Host: Citizen of the Ocean

Event Viewing Link: How to be an Ocean-Climate Advocate? A youth chat about the ocean in climate negotiations

Event Description: During the event young people will share want for the future, climate, Ocean and their well-being in relation to key messages from the Virtual Ocean Pavilion and the COP26 negotiations progress.

Blazing Worlds: Climate Adaptation and the Imagination

Event Time: 16:00 – 17:30

Event Host: COP26 Forum Royal Holloway

Event Link: Blazing Worlds: Climate Adaptation and the Imagination

Event Description: Our panellists will discuss the necessity of thinking both forwards and backwards in relation to envisaging climate change. How can we refocus our previous approaches to myths, literature and art in relation to meeting the challenge of climate change and its representation in art and literature? Why do so many disaster narratives prime us to think of apocalypse as something exterior to us? Of individuated heroes and villains? Of who and how to get saved? And what implications does this have for a consideration of our responsibilities as readers and writers?

Lessons from Colombia: resilient food systems in the academic sector

Event Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Event Host: Como con ECO: Food System Resilience Labs

Event Viewing Link: Lessons from Colombia: resilient food systems in the academic sector

Event Description: Como con ECO: Food System Resilient Labs presents innovative and practical experiences on how schools and universities can ignite healthier, more nutritious and sustainable food systems. We will highlight how the educational system can help us transit to a better relationship with nature and our own food system. In order to generate the urgent transformations needed to reduce our carbon emissions we will talk about the role of academic institutions as leading actors who can generate strategic connections to work together towards building systemic solutions for the wellbeing of the people and the planet.

From San Francisco & Vienna: A Concert for Climate Action (Online Event)

Event Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Event Host: The ClimateMusic Project

Event Viewing Link: From San Francisco & Vienna: A Concert for Climate Action (Online Event)

Event Description: Be part of the audience for this bi-continental event merging live performances in San Francisco and Vienna, available for a global audience via streaming. Jointly organized by The ClimateMusic Project and Friday Nights with Yury Revich, the event will include classical, pop, and hip hop performers who will address the climate crisis through their music and artistry. It will also feature a call to action, engaging our audiences in opportunities to take steps to make a real difference. Featuring extraordinary artists including Yury Revich, Telegraph Quartet, Khafre Jay, Martin Luther McCoy, James Cottriall and 009, this is a concert you will not want to miss!

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