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:
|10:00 – 11:15||Headline Event: Unifying For Change: The Global Youth Voice At Cop26|
|11:00 – 12:00||Intergenerational Inquiry: Youth Stepping Up Climate Action|
|14:30 – 16:00||The Power Of Public Engagement For Harnessing Climate Action: Stories And Lessons Of Empowerment From Around The World|
|16:00 – 17:30||Joint Event Of Education And Environment Ministers Summit – Together For Tomorrow: Education And Climate Action|
|17:30 – 18:45||Youth4Climate At Cop26|
The Friday Nature and Land Use schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:
|08:30 – 10:00||UK And Ocean Risk And Resilience Action Alliance (Orraa) Blue Finance Roundtable: Mobilising Finance For Ocean Resilience And Tackling Climate Risk|
|17:30 – 19:15||Ocean 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:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|09:30 – 10:30||Islamic Relief Sweden in collaboration with Act Church of Sweden||Faith in Action to strengthen community-led and gender inclusive adaptation for climate justice||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 11:00||British Antarctic Survey||Polar Net Zero||Watch Live Here|
|10:00 – 11:30||Julie’s Bicycle||Culture: The missing link||Watch Live Here|
|11:30 – 13:00||Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)||What Does Meaningful Youth Leadership Look Like?||Watch Live Here|
|12:00 – 13:00||WWF||Walrus Form Space|
|12:30: 14:00||National Youth Theatre of Great Britain||National Youth Theatre’s ‘On The Edge’ performance||Watch Live Here|
|13:00 – 14:30||Malala Fund||Climate justice, education and gender equality: targeting the connections||Watch Live Here|
|13:30 – 14:30||One Young World||Policymaking for Future Generations: A Blueprint For A Green Future||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 -15:00||Armagh Observatory and Planetarium||Our Place in the Cosmos|
|14:00 – 17:30||APPG||Strengthening Parliamentary Consensus For Global Change||Watch Live Here|
|15:00 – 16:00||2050 Climate Group||Visions of tomorrow for a sustainable future in Scotland and Malawi||Watch Live Here|
|15:30 – 17:30||CBM UK [legal name: Christian Blind Mission (United Kingdom) Ltd].||CBM UK: An inclusive planet: inclusion, mental health and climate change||Watch Live Here|
|15:30 – 17:00||International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs – IWGIA||Indigenous calls for climate action – A screening of 4 documentary films giving voice to Indigenous Peoples from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Myanmar||Watch Live Here|
|17:00 – 18:00||Strike a Light||I stand for what I stand on||Watch Live Here|
|18:00 – 21:00||Youth4planet e.V.||Youth4planet earthbeat collaboration: Amplifying the voices of young people through film and the media||Watch Live Here|
Presidency Pavilion Events
All events from the Presidency Pavilion are being livestreamed here.
The programme for Friday 5th November is as follows:
|11:30 – 12:30||UK Government|
Education Cannot Wait
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
|Climate Education Crisis – How the Climate Crisis is Denying|
Children Their Right to Education and What We Can Do About It
|13:00 – 14:00||Global Action Plan|
National Parks UK
Reserva: The Youth Land Trust
World Organisation of the Scout Movement and Bear Grylls
|The Nature of Our Future: The Role of Young People in Climate|
Solutions with Nature
|14:30 – 15:30||UK Government||Climate Leaders Award and National Education Nature Park|
|16:-00 – 17:00||Sky|
|How Sport Can Help Kick Carbon|
|17:30 – 18:30||Sainsbury’s|
|Helping Everyone Eat Better: What Can We Do To Help Our Planet and Our Health at the Same Time?|
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:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|08:00 – 09:00||Fundaciōn Meri|
Centre Scientifique de Monaco
|Can we rely on natural oceans processes for climate mitigation?||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 10:30||Met Office||How climate information and services support anticipatory action||Watch Live Here|
|11:00 – 12:30||IPCC||The IPCC 6th assessment report – physical science basis: Focus on Africa||Watch Live Here|
|13:00 – 14:00||Met Office||Early career researchers building urban resilience in Africa||Watch Live Here|
|14:30 – 16:00||IPCC||Launch of Climatic Change Topical Collection: Climate change and the IPCC||Watch Live Here|
|16:30 – 17:30||Met Office||Communicating climate risk – what works and what doesn’t||Watch Live Here|
|18:00 – 19:00||Met Office||Poetry Power: A New Energy in Climate Communications||Watch 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.
|09:00 – 10:30||Oceans and|
|Harnessing the energy and blue power of Commonwealth Youth; Presentation of Children’s Books on Sustainable Energy|
|11:00 – 12:30||eSwatini|
|Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) from the Kingdom of Eswatini and The Private Sector Engagement Strategy in NDC Actions|
|13:00 – 14:30||Social Policy|
|Commonwealth Intergenerational Dialogue on Climate Change|
|15:00 – 16:30||Antigua Government|
|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:
|10:00 – 11:00||Fenamad||Pueblos 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 – 12:30||Right Energy Partnership with Indigenous Peoples – Indigenous People Major Group on Sustainable Development||Ips and Renewable Energy: Building partnerships in advancing the Just Transition|
|12:45 – 13:30||Center for support of Indigenous peoples of the North||Indigenous Peoples of Russia: Contribution to the Paris Agreement and actions on the ground|
|13:50 – 14:50||Hivos||All Eyes on the Amazon: building, linking and sharing Amazon-based solutions to foster Climate Justice|
|15:00 – 16:00||Desarrollo Intercultural Chile||Entrega carta oficial de la Minga Indígena a la presidencia de la cop26|
|16:15 – 17:05||Voice of Alaska: Storytelling from the Frontlines|
|17:45 – 18:35||South Rupununi District Council||Thinking 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 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