COP26 Daily Preview: Friday 5th November

COP26 Daily Preview: Friday 5th November

As COP26 heads towards the weekend, we look forward to another day of events on Friday 5th November.

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

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

If you are looking for what happened yesterday at COP26 check out our COP26 Daily Review: Thursday 4th November.

Presidency Programme of Events

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

The Presidency Programme of Events considers a different theme each day. On Wednesday the theme was Finance, Thursday considered Energy and Friday 5th November will focus on Youth and Public Empowerment. There are also a couple of events from Saturday’s theme: Nature and Land Use.

The Friday Youth and Public Empowerment schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:

TimeEvent Title
10:00 – 11:15Headline Event: Unifying For Change: The Global Youth Voice At Cop26
11:00 – 12:00Intergenerational Inquiry: Youth Stepping Up Climate Action
14:30 – 16:00The Power Of Public Engagement For Harnessing Climate Action: Stories And Lessons Of Empowerment From Around The World
16:00 – 17:30Joint Event Of Education And Environment Ministers Summit – Together For Tomorrow: Education And Climate Action
17:30 – 18:45Youth4Climate At Cop26

The Friday Nature and Land Use schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:

TimeEvent Title
08:30 – 10:00UK And Ocean Risk And Resilience Action Alliance (Orraa) Blue Finance Roundtable: Mobilising Finance For Ocean Resilience And Tackling Climate Risk
17:30 – 19:15Ocean Action Event – ‘a Call For Ocean Action: Towards Ocean Health And Resilience’

The open events of the Presidency Programme will be will be webcast live here.

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.

Friday sees a slightly smaller schedule of events in the Green Zone compared to previous days. In total, there are 15 events planned with 13 of these being livestreamed.

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

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30Islamic Relief Sweden in collaboration with Act Church of SwedenFaith in Action to strengthen community-led and gender inclusive adaptation for climate justiceWatch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00British Antarctic SurveyPolar Net ZeroWatch Live Here
10:00 – 11:30Julie’s BicycleCulture: The missing linkWatch Live Here
11:30 – 13:00Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)What Does Meaningful Youth Leadership Look Like?Watch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00WWFWalrus Form Space
12:30: 14:00National Youth Theatre of Great BritainNational Youth Theatre’s ‘On The Edge’ performanceWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:30Malala FundClimate justice, education and gender equality: targeting the connectionsWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30One Young WorldPolicymaking for Future Generations: A Blueprint For A Green FutureWatch Live Here
14:00 -15:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
14:00 – 17:30APPGStrengthening Parliamentary Consensus For Global ChangeWatch Live Here
15:00 – 16:002050 Climate GroupVisions of tomorrow for a sustainable future in Scotland and MalawiWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:30CBM UK [legal name: Christian Blind Mission (United Kingdom) Ltd].CBM UK: An inclusive planet: inclusion, mental health and climate changeWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:00International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs – IWGIAIndigenous calls for climate action – A screening of 4 documentary films giving voice to Indigenous Peoples from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and MyanmarWatch Live Here
17:00 – 18:00Strike a LightI stand for what I stand onWatch Live Here
18:00 – 21:00Youth4planet e.V.Youth4planet earthbeat collaboration: Amplifying the voices of young people through film and the mediaWatch 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 programme for Friday 5th November is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
11:30 – 12:30UK Government
Education Cannot Wait
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
US Government
Climate Education Crisis – How the Climate Crisis is Denying
Children Their Right to Education and What We Can Do About It
13:00 – 14:00Global Action Plan
National Parks UK
Reserva: The Youth Land Trust
World Organisation of the Scout Movement and Bear Grylls
UK Government
The Nature of Our Future: The Role of Young People in Climate
Solutions with Nature
14:30 – 15:30UK GovernmentClimate Leaders Award and National Education Nature Park
16:-00 – 17:00Sky
UK Government
How Sport Can Help Kick Carbon
17:30 – 18:30Sainsbury’s
UK Government
Helping Everyone Eat Better: What Can We Do To Help Our Planet and Our Health at the Same Time?

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 5th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
08:00 – 09:00Fundaciōn Meri
Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Can we rely on natural oceans processes for climate mitigation? Watch Live Here
09:30 – 10:30Met OfficeHow climate information and services support anticipatory actionWatch Live Here
11:00 – 12:30IPCCThe IPCC 6th assessment report – physical science basis: Focus on AfricaWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00Met OfficeEarly career researchers building urban resilience in Africa Watch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00IPCCLaunch of Climatic Change Topical Collection: Climate change and the IPCCWatch Live Here
16:30 – 17:30Met OfficeCommunicating climate risk – what works and what doesn’tWatch Live Here
18:00 – 19:00Met OfficePoetry Power: A New Energy in Climate CommunicationsWatch Live Here

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.

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30Oceans and
Natural Resources
Harnessing the energy and blue power of Commonwealth Youth; Presentation of Children’s Books on Sustainable Energy
11:00 – 12:30eSwatini
Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) from the Kingdom of Eswatini and The Private Sector Engagement Strategy in NDC Actions
13:00 – 14:30Social Policy
Commonwealth Intergenerational Dialogue on Climate Change
15:00 – 16:30Antigua Government
Association of
Antigua and Barbuda: Transitioning to the Blue Economy

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 5th November can be found below:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00FenamadPueblos Indígenas en Aislamiento (PIA) en la Amazonia y el Gran Chaco y la definición de compromisos ambientales: un contexto especial para la protección de los derechos humanos y los bosques tropicales en Sudamérica.
11:15 – 12:30Right Energy Partnership with Indigenous Peoples – Indigenous People Major Group on Sustainable DevelopmentIps and Renewable Energy: Building partnerships in advancing the Just Transition
12:45 – 13:30Center for support of Indigenous peoples of the NorthIndigenous Peoples of Russia: Contribution to the Paris Agreement and actions on the ground
13:50 – 14:50HivosAll Eyes on the Amazon: building, linking and sharing Amazon-based solutions to foster Climate Justice
15:00 – 16:00Desarrollo Intercultural ChileEntrega carta oficial de la Minga Indígena a la presidencia de la cop26
16:15 – 17:05Voice of Alaska: Storytelling from the Frontlines
17:45 – 18:35South Rupununi District CouncilThinking Together for Those Coming Behind us: Wapichan statement global climate crisis

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 November 5th:

COP26: It’s Time to Flip the Script – Reimagining Innovation to Achieve the SDGs

Event Time: 12:30 – 13:00

Event Host: UN SDG Action Campaign

Event Viewing Link: COP26: It’s Time to Flip the Script – Reimagining Innovation to Achieve the SDGs

Event Description: The session will highlight efforts to leverage creativity and global advocacy to remove some of the key obstacles on climate action and realizing the SDGs. 

Zoo Social: Impacts of Climate Change

Event Time: 10:30 – 11:30

Event Host: RZSS Discovery & Learning

Event Viewing Link: Zoo Social: Impacts of Climate Change

Event Description: In the month that COP26 happens, find out how different animals will be impacted by climate change and what we can all do to help reduce it.

Addressing Net Zero Challenges: UK-Sao Paulo-Latin America Partnership

Event Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Event Host: Connected Places Catapult

Event Link: Addressing Net Zero Challenges: UK-Sao Paulo-Latin America Partnership

Event Description: As the global focus shifts inexorably towards the decarbonisation of our cities, transport, and energy systems it is vital that we explore and implement equitable collaborations between the UK, State of Sao Paulo and LatAm innovative solutions to impactfully address the challenges we face to reaching Net Zero.

The Nature of the Curriculum: How the Education System Can Change the Future

Event Time: 11:00 – 12:30

Event Speakers: Mary Colwell, Ross Greer, Sue Pope, Donna Clark, Christina Berry and Nicole Cumming

Event Viewing Link: The Nature of the Curriculum: How the Education System Can Change the Future

Event Description: Timed to coincide with ‘Youth’ day at COP26, this free online event will take up the challenge laid down by Caroline Lucas MP when she stated: ‘We won’t protect what we don’t love and we won’t love what we don’t know,’ and will look at the important role that our education system has in preparing young people for the future.

Climate action: how innovation can have an impact at home, on travel & food

Event Time: 10:00 – 11:00

Event Host: Grantham Institute

Event Speakers: Dr Marc Stettler, Dr Anna Mavrogianni and Professor Angela Karp

Event Viewing Link: Climate action: how innovation can have an impact at home, on travel & food

Event Description: This event will address how everyone can have an impact on climate action and how innovation can make a difference at home, on travel & food

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