After Sunday’s reduced COP26 schedule where many of the Pavilions took a rest day, Monday sees the return to a full day of action. There’s lots to attend and learn on Monday 8th November!
Are you attending COP26 this Monday? Let us know what events you are looking forward to in the comments below!
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.
On Monday, the theme of the day is Adaptation, Loss and Damage. The Monday schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:
|09:15 – 10:15||Hearing From The Frontline|
|10:30 – 13:00||Headline Event Ministerial On Adaptation Action|
|13:00 – 14:30||Adaptation Fund Contributor Dialogue|
|14:15 – 15:45||Exploring Loss And Damage|
|15:00 – 18:00||1st High Level Ministerial Dialogue On Climate Finance Under The CMA|
|16:00 – 17:30||Building A Climate Resilient Future|
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.
Monday sees 18 events take place in the COP26 Green Zone. Many are being livestreamed and you can find the links below!
The schedule for Monday at the Green Zone is as follows:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|09:00 – 10:30||Radical Girlsss||The Political Participation of Young Migrant Women in the Pursuit of Climate Justice||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 10:30||Restless Development||Youth-led research showcase and interactive dialogue on the impact of climate change on youth livelihoods and health in Africa||Watch Live Here|
|10:00 – 11:30||Women’s Engineering Society||Using the SDGs to tackle the Climate Emergency: here’s how!||Watch Live Here|
|10:00 – 11:30||One Young World||Unlocking Climate Solutions: From the Pacific Islands to the Arctic, why Indigenous knowledge must take centre stage.||Watch Live Here|
|11:30 -13:00||Climate Heritage Network||Running the Race to Resilience Together: Communities Tapping Their Shared Cultures and Heritage for Climate Action||Watch Live Here|
|11:30 – 13:00||Glasgow Caledonian University||Social innovation and climate justice||Watch Live Here|
|12:30 – 14:00||Asociación La Ruta del Clima||Human Rights and Climate Impacts in Latin America||Watch Live Here|
|12:30 – 14:30||Hogan Lovells||The Great Green Wall Documentary – the line that unites Africa||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 – 15:00||University of the West of England||We Make Our Future|
|14:00 – 15:00||Emily Burridge – musician||“Into the Amazon” (Musical production)||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 – 15:00||World Habitat||Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Technology to act on the Climate Emergency||Watch Live Here|
|15:00 – 16:30||Sainsbury’s||Helping Everyone Eat Better: Demystifying the environmental challenges we face and sharing simple steps we can all take to make a big difference||Watch Live Here|
|16:00 – 17:00||EnviroFest International||Films as agents for change: Be astounded by the full-dome film Climate Crimes and discuss with communication experts how best to inspire change|
|16:00 – 17:30||All Africa Conference of Churches||The Welfare of the Earth is our Welfare||Watch Live Here|
|16:00 – 17:30||International Transport Forum||The role of gender equality in decarbonising transport||Watch Live Here|
|16:00 – 17:00||Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN)||Youth Are Leading: The Ripple Effect||Watch Live Here|
|17:30 – 18:30||IOM||Addressing Migration Driven by Disasters, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in West Africa||Watch Live Here|
|18:00 – 20:30||mypixelstory||Feature Film: ‘The Salt In Our Waters’, an epic tale from Bangladesh’s climate frontlines – Certificate 15||Watch Live Here|
Presidency Pavilion Events
All events from the Presidency Pavilion are being livestreamed here.
The Presidency Pavilion has lots of different events on Monday 8th November. The schedule is as follows:
|08:00 – 09:00||UK Government||Climate Risk and Adaptation: Breakfast Reception|
|09:00 – 10:30||UK Government||Climate Risk and Adaptation: How We Understand and Respond to|
Climate Change Hazards
|10:40 – 11:45||Government of Italy|
|Utilising Community skills and Indigenous Knowledge to Build|
Resilience to Safeguard Cultural Heritage
|12:00 – 12:45||Sainsbury’s|
|Measuring What Matters: Towards a Consistent Approach on Data|
and Labelling for Supply Chain Resilience
|13:00 – 13:45||Microsoft|
|How Can Technology Build Resilience to Climate Change?|
|14:00 – 15:15||UK Government||Ministerial on Defining and Measuring Systemic Resilience|
|15:30 – 16:15||Unilever|
|With Youth, Culture and Digital Innovation Towards Climate|
Resilient, Carbon Neutral Cities and Citizens
|16:30: – 18:00||UK Government||Welcome to 2025; Where Early Action is the Default|
|18:15 – 19:15||UK Government||Protecting the Hardest Hit: the Critical Role of Gender Equality and|
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 Monday 8th November is:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|08:00 – 09:00||WMO||Actions to increase resilience to climate disasters based on human rights|
|09:15 – 10:45||IPCC||IPCC – Australia and New Zealand past and future climate||Watch Live Here|
|11:00 – 12:30||Met Office|
|Harnessing climate science for adaptation||Watch Live Here|
|12:45 – 14:15||IPCC||The IPCC 6th assessment report – regional climate information for the Small Islands||Watch Live Here|
|14:30 – 16:00||WMO||2021 State of Climate Services: Water|
|16:30 – 17:30||WMO||The launch event of three World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) science for policy briefs- Early Warning Systems for Adaptation, Global Goal on Adaptation, and Cascading Shocks and Stressors|
|18:00 – 19:00||Met Office||Will the rainforest slow climate change? World leading science in the Brazilian Amazon||Watch Live Here|
|19:30 – 20:30||Met Office||Harnessing International Science for Climate Policy & Action||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.
The Commonwealth COP26 Pavilion schedule for Monday 8th November is:
|09:00 – 10:30||International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification||Raising ambition at COP26 to deliver SDG14.3: to minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification|
|11:00 – 12:00||Blue Carbon Initiative||Blue Carbon Conservation and Restoration in Action: Examples from the Commonwealth|
|12:30 – 14:00||Vanuatu and IICA||Smallholder Digital Climate Advisory Services: Policy Implications for Data Infrastructure|
|14:30 – 16:00||Oceans and Natural Resources||How can Commonwealth countries accelerate action to reduce methane emissions in the petroleum sector|
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 Monday 8th November can be found below:
|10:00 – 11:00||Alianza Global de Comunidades Territoriales||Forest Women Leading Community Based Solutions|
|11:15 – 12:30||Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples International Centre for Policy Research and Education)||Climate Action for whom? Monitoring climate finance for indigenous peoples|
|12:45 – 13:45||Cabildo Arhuaco Magdalena- Guajira||Cosmovisión de pueblos indígenas de América Latina|
|14:00 – 15:00||Ngāi Tahu||Te Mana o Kā Rakatahi: Indigenous Youth Decolonising Climate Change|
|15:15 – 16:30||Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples International Centre for Policy Research and Education)||Indigenous peoles in Asia Contribute to the fulfillment of the Paris Agreement|
|16:45 – 17:45||Messages from Indigenous youth of the Arctic to COP26|
|18:00 – 19:00||Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas – CAOI|
Adaptación y resilencia al cambio climático desde los saberes ancestrales en las altas montañas de Los Andes – Sudamérica
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 Monday 8th November:
Adaptation and Resilience
Event Time: Midnight
Event Host: University of Waikato
Event Viewing Link: Adaptation and Resilience
Event Description: Todays session covers the Paris Agreement (projected levels of public financial resources to be provided to developing countries), Indigenous Knowledge, and Governance relating to adaptation and resilience.
Water for Climate Adaptation: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
Event Time: 06:00
Event Host: Australian Water Partnership
Event Viewing Link: Water for Climate Adaptation: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
Event Speakers: Bradley Moggridge, Gracia Plenita Agnindhira, Milika Sobey, Neeta Pokhrel, Phil Duncan, Dave Hebblethwaite and Semi Lotawa.
Event Description: The Australian Water Partnership is hosting a 90-minute storytelling virtual event to highlight voices and stories from the Asia-Pacific region at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As a socioecological approach is needed to understand climate risk in our region, and design effective solutions, we will learn through case studies about locally-led adaptation in water.
How can campaigners keep up the pressure for global action post-COP26?
Event Time: 19:00 – 20:00
Event Host: COP26 Coalition and Hope for the Future
Event Speakers: Chris Venables, Head of Politics at Green Alliance, Olivia Blake Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam and Sarah Robinson, Director of Hope for the Future.
Event Description: During this event we’ll be sharing learnings from the conference and translating these into tangible calls to action for campaigners up and down the UK.
Carbon Choices: Common-sense Solutions to our Climate and Nature Crisis
Event Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Event Host: National Library of Scotland
Event Viewing Link: Carbon Choices: Common-sense Solutions to our Climate and Nature Crisis
‘The world has a mix of contradictory policies and actions. Climate change deniers have fought hard to block or delay progress to cut carbon emissions. Human society is not taking climate change or the loss of nature seriously. But we can if we want to.’ It’s with this hopeful foreword that author and energy specialist Neil Kitching introduces his new book, Carbon Choices. At this event, Kitching discusses his practical approach to our world’s ever-worsening climate crisis, and the steps that could be taken toward a better, more environmentally friendly, future.
Eco-Poetry Workshop: Climate Writing with Matt Sowerby
Event Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Event Host: Baker Street Productions Ltd.
Event Speakers: Matt Sowerby
Event Viewing Link: Eco-Poetry Workshop: Climate Writing with Matt Sowerby
Event Description: This 2-hour session will include games, writing activities, discussions and readings. Together we’ll be exploring the power of writing to bring about change, the narratives surrounding the climate and ecological crises, and our own personal relationships with our environments. Participants will learn to use creative writing to begin to find more empowered and hopeful ways of addressing the challenges of our times.