COP26 Daily Preview: Monday 1st November

COP26 Daily Preview: Monday 1st November

With COP26 officially having been opened earlier today, all eyes will be on the first day of events. As we’ve shared with you in the build up to COP26, there are hundreds of events going on. Therefore, each day we will bring you a preview of what’s to come in the next day starting with events on Monday 1st November.

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.

Monday sees the beginning of the two-day long World Leader’s Summit. The summit will see opening statements made by world leaders as they aim to “deliver concrete actions and credible plans” to tackle climate change.

The schedule for day 1 of the summit is as follows:

  • 08:00-12:00 – Arrival of Heads of State and Government at Conference venue
  • 12:00-13:00 – Opening Ceremony (Watch Live Here)
  • 13:00-17:00 – National Statements

This will be followed by a VVIP reception in the evening for all heads of State and Government.

The statements made by Heads of State and Government will be webcast live.

Green Zone Programme of Events

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

No less than 16 events are taking place on Monday as part of the Green Zone Programme of Events. The best part is, the majority of them are being livestreamed. This means, that even if you are not in Glasgow in person you won’t be missing out.

The schedule for the opening day of the Green Zone is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 11:00Climate Outreach (information network) and CAST (Centre for Climate and Social Transformation)Catalysing our Net Zero Future: working with people to take action on climate changeWatch Live Here
10:00 – 12:00Schmidt Ocean InstituteClimate and the Deep Sea World: Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Global Efforts – A Visual Journey and PanelWatch Live Here
10:30 – 12:00Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsAn Inter-generational Conversation Among Women and Youth in the Climate Change & Agriculture ArenaWatch Live Here
12:00 -13:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
12:00 – 13:30YOUNGOClimate change action: YOUNGO approachWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00Poets for the PlanetPoets for the Planet and Imperial College London present Earthsong: science-inspired poetry against climate changeWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00Scottish Power Pipe BandPipe Band
13:00 – 15:30Global AssemblyCitizens from the Global Assembly present their proposalsWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30Commonwealth Jewish CouncilAre Religious Leaders Rising to the Climate Challenge?Watch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00WWFWalrus From Space
15:00 – 16:00The Glasgow BaronsMusicians in ExileWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:00ActionAid InternationalEarth Observers: From space frontiers to frontline farmers; a women-led debate on climate justiceWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
16:00 – 17:30WEDOFeminist Action for Climate JusticeWatch Live Here
17:00 – 18:30Cranfield UniversityExploring Sustainable Futures GameWatch Live Here
17:00 – 20:00If Not Us Then Who?‘Our Village, Community Corner ’ organised by ‘If Not Us Then Who?Watch Live Here

Presidency Pavilion Events

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

It is yet to be confirmed whether these events will be livestreamed. As soon as we know more, we will update you.

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 09:45UK GovernmentOpening Activity & Networking
10:00 – 11:00Indigenous Peoples and Local CommunitiesForests and People: How Can REDD+ Support Indigenous and Local Forest Communities, and What Have We Learned So Far?
14:00 – 14:45NatWest
UK Government
Home is Where the Heat is – Putting Consumers at the Heart of the
Transition to Green Homes and Buildings
15:00 – 15:45Sky
UK Government
The Power of TV to Combat the Climate Crisis
16:00 – 16:45GSK
UK Government
Net-Zero Healthcare: Working Together for a Healthier Future
18:00 – 18:45The Climate Change Committee (CCC)International Climate Councils Network Event: Making Ambition
Count – the Role of Climate Councils in Turning Ambitions
into Actions
19:00 -19:45Microsoft
UK Government
Smart Cities are Sustainable Cities
20:00 – 21:00Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA)LDCs and SIDS: What Does it Take to Put the Most Climate Vulnerable at the Heart of the UNFCCC Negotiations?

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 science pavilion programme for Monday 1st November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
11:00 – 12:30WMO
The State of the Global Climate Observing System
13:00 – 14:00Met Office
Tracking ocean climate change and impacts on our fragile oceanWatch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00IPCC
Fundaciōn Meri
Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Climate change, human and ocean health
16:30 – 17:30Met Office
Recovering historic data to inform climate servicesWatch Live Here
18:30 – 20:00WMO
Met Office
Fundaciōn Meri
Importance of science for rising to the challenge of climate changeWatch Live Here

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:

IEF Conference Panel: Health Equity and Climate Change (COP26)

Event Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Event Host: International Environment Forum, Adora Foundation

Event Speakers: Anisha Prabhu, Dr. Mojgan Sami, Dr. Farhang Tahzib and Dr. Gill Turner

Event Viewing Link: IEF Conference Panel: Health Equity and Climate Chance (COP26)

Event Description: The relationship between climate change, health and equity is tightly linked and one cannot talk about climate change without mentioning the other two. In this panel we will discuss how many factors that lead to climate change are often the same that impact health inequities.

Ask a Climate Scientist: COP, Science, Culture and Politics

Event Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Event Host: Climate Emergency Network

Event Speakers: Tom Corby, Louise Sime and Jeremy Wilkinson

Event Viewing Link: Ask a Climate Scientist: COP, Science, Culture and Politics

Event Description: Tom Corby will discuss recent collaborative work with the British Antarctic Survey which will be followed by a discussion by Louise Sime and Jeremy Wilkinson on both the science of climate change and its relationship to COP26. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

The Rewilding Story of Wild Ken Hill

Event Time: 19:00 – 20:00

Event Host: North Norfolk District Council – Greenbuild

Event Speakers: Dominic Buscall 

Event Viewing Link: The Rewilding Story of Wild Ken Hill

Event Description:

Whilst Wild Ken Hill is in part about returning land to nature, the project uses a combined approach which includes regenerative farming and traditional conservation methods alongside rewilding. Dominic will be sharing with us the ideas behind the project, through to recent developments including involvement in the national effort to restore Curlew numbers and the reintroduction of beavers to the Estate in 2020.

Local Panel – Setting the Scene – What’s to Come

Event Time: 13:00 GMT+13

Event Host: University of Waikato

Event Speakers: Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, Ian Douglas and others.

Event Viewing Link: Local Panel – Setting the Scene – What’s to Come

Event Description: Local experts kick-off the 2 weeks of COP26 action with a scene setting discussion on what is to follow. Hear from Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, former CHEC President, Professor Ian Douglas and others ahead of COP26.

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