COP26 Daily Preview: Monday 8th November

COP26 Daily Preview: Monday 8th November

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:

TimeEvent Title
09:15 – 10:15Hearing From The Frontline
10:30 – 13:00Headline Event Ministerial On Adaptation Action
13:00 – 14:30Adaptation Fund Contributor Dialogue
14:15 – 15:45Exploring Loss And Damage
15:00 – 18:001st High Level Ministerial Dialogue On Climate Finance Under The CMA
16:00 – 17:30Building 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:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:00 – 10:30Radical GirlsssThe Political Participation of Young Migrant Women in the Pursuit of Climate JusticeWatch Live Here
09:30 – 10:30Restless Development
Youth-led research showcase and interactive dialogue on the impact of climate change on youth livelihoods and health in AfricaWatch Live Here
10:00 – 11:30Women’s Engineering SocietyUsing the SDGs to tackle the Climate Emergency: here’s how!Watch Live Here
10:00 – 11:30One Young WorldUnlocking Climate Solutions: From the Pacific Islands to the Arctic, why Indigenous knowledge must take centre stage.Watch Live Here
11:30 -13:00Climate Heritage NetworkRunning the Race to Resilience Together: Communities Tapping Their Shared Cultures and Heritage for Climate ActionWatch Live Here
11:30 – 13:00Glasgow Caledonian UniversitySocial innovation and climate justiceWatch Live Here
12:30 – 14:00Asociación La Ruta del ClimaHuman Rights and Climate Impacts in Latin AmericaWatch Live Here
12:30 – 14:30Hogan LovellsThe Great Green Wall Documentary – the line that unites AfricaWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00University of the West of EnglandWe Make Our Future
14:00 – 15:00Emily Burridge – musician“Into the Amazon” (Musical production)Watch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00World HabitatCombining Indigenous Knowledge and Technology to act on the Climate EmergencyWatch Live Here
15:00 – 16:30Sainsbury’sHelping Everyone Eat Better: Demystifying the environmental challenges we face and sharing simple steps we can all take to make a big differenceWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:00EnviroFest InternationalFilms 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 – 17:30All Africa Conference of ChurchesThe Welfare of the Earth is our WelfareWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:30International Transport ForumThe role of gender equality in decarbonising transportWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:00Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN)Youth Are Leading: The Ripple EffectWatch Live Here
17:30 – 18:30IOMAddressing Migration Driven by Disasters, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in West AfricaWatch Live Here
18:00 – 20:30mypixelstoryFeature Film: ‘The Salt In Our Waters’, an epic tale from Bangladesh’s climate frontlines – Certificate 15Watch 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 Monday 8th November. The schedule is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
08:00 – 09:00UK GovernmentClimate Risk and Adaptation: Breakfast Reception
09:00 – 10:30UK GovernmentClimate Risk and Adaptation: How We Understand and Respond to
Climate Change Hazards
10:40 – 11:45Government of Italy
UK Government
Utilising Community skills and Indigenous Knowledge to Build
Resilience to Safeguard Cultural Heritage
12:00 – 12:45Sainsbury’s
UK Government
Measuring What Matters: Towards a Consistent Approach on Data
and Labelling for Supply Chain Resilience
13:00 – 13:45Microsoft
UK Government
How Can Technology Build Resilience to Climate Change?
14:00 – 15:15UK GovernmentMinisterial on Defining and Measuring Systemic Resilience
15:30 – 16:15Unilever
UK Government
With Youth, Culture and Digital Innovation Towards Climate
Resilient, Carbon Neutral Cities and Citizens
16:30: – 18:00UK GovernmentWelcome to 2025; Where Early Action is the Default
18:15 – 19:15UK GovernmentProtecting the Hardest Hit: the Critical Role of Gender Equality and
Social Protection

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 Monday 8th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
08:00 – 09:00WMOActions to increase resilience to climate disasters based on human rights
09:15 – 10:45IPCCIPCC – Australia and New Zealand past and future climateWatch Live Here
11:00 – 12:30Met Office
Harnessing climate science for adaptationWatch Live Here
12:45 – 14:15IPCCThe IPCC 6th assessment report – regional climate information for the Small IslandsWatch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00WMO2021 State of Climate Services: Water
16:30 – 17:30WMOThe 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 – 19:00Met OfficeWill the rainforest slow climate change? World leading science in the Brazilian Amazon Watch Live Here
19:30 – 20:30Met OfficeHarnessing 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:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30International Alliance to Combat Ocean AcidificationRaising ambition at COP26 to deliver SDG14.3: to minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification
11:00 – 12:00Blue Carbon InitiativeBlue Carbon Conservation and Restoration in Action: Examples from the Commonwealth
12:30 – 14:00Vanuatu and IICASmallholder Digital Climate Advisory Services: Policy Implications for Data Infrastructure
14:30 – 16:00Oceans and Natural ResourcesHow 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:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00Alianza Global de Comunidades TerritorialesForest Women Leading Community Based Solutions
11:15 – 12:30Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples International Centre for Policy Research and Education)Climate Action for whom? Monitoring climate finance for indigenous peoples
12:45 – 13:45Cabildo Arhuaco Magdalena- GuajiraCosmovisión de pueblos indígenas de América Latina
14:00 – 15:00Ngāi TahuTe Mana o Kā Rakatahi: Indigenous Youth Decolonising Climate Change
15:15 – 16:30Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples International Centre for Policy Research and Education)Indigenous peoles in Asia Contribute to the fulfillment of the Paris Agreement
16:45 – 17:45Messages from Indigenous youth of the Arctic to COP26
18:00 – 19:00Coordinadora 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 Link: How can campaigners keep up the pressure for global action post-COP26?

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

Event Description:

‘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.

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