COP26 Daily Preview: Saturday 6th November

COP26 Daily Preview: Saturday 6th November

The weekend is nearly here! You may have plans, but if not, there’s tonnes of superb events you can join and watch taking place at COP26 on Saturday 6th November.

There’s another full day of events going on including, the widely publicised Global Day of Action for Climate Justice.

Are you attending COP26 this Saturday? 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.

The theme for Saturday at COP26 is Nature and Land Use. Two of the events that form part of this theme took place on Friday 5th November.:

The Friday schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:

TimeEvent Title
09:00 – 11:30Headline Event – Facing The Facts: Unpacking The Forest, Agriculture & Commodity Trade Dialogue To Tackle Deforestation
12:00 13:30Accelerating A Just Rural Transition To Sustainable Agriculture
13:30 – 15:00Get Nature Positive
15:30 – 17:30Nature And Land Use In Delivery Of The Paris Goals

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.

We are back to a bumper schedule of 19 events in the COP26 Green Zone on Saturday 6th November. There’s lots to get involved in covering a range of topics!

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

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30Blue VenturesCoastal Blue Carbon Panel – The vital role of mangroves for climate change mitigation and adaptationWatch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00One Young WorldPlanetary Conservation: A global intergenerational discussion on how to effectively preserve and safeguard the natural worldWatch Live Here
10:00 – 12:00EcosiaMobilising systems-change for a regenerative futureWatch Live Here
10:30 – 12:00Seachdain na GàidhligWeathering the Storm: Scottish Poets Discuss Climate Change Resilience and AdaptationWatch Live Here
11:30 -13:00Filmmakers for Future: WildlifeThe Future of Wildlife Filmmaking – Beyond the FrameWatch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
12:00 13:00The Poetry Society“where were you / when the seas / were warming?” A Young Poets Network showcase with People Need NatureWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00S.O.S from the KidsChildren’s eco choir
13:00 – 14:00Cultural Sancturies“Why Culture Matters” Presentation by Chris Rainier and Olivia McKendrick, founders of The Cultural Sanctuaries FoundationWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:30EthexOwnIt: Empowering women to use their money for the climate Partner organisations: Friends of the Earth, Enrol Yourself, Ethex and Energise AfricaWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00Space4ClimateMonitoring the lungs of the world from space – what satellites reveal about carbon storage in the forests of the EarthWatch Live Here
14:00 -13:00SkyHear from Steve Backshall and watch exclusive screening of ‘Shark with Steve Backshall’Watch Live Here
15:00 – 16:00We Are The VoiceChildrens Environmental Choir
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 – 17:00BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, STV In Association With Albert, Supported By Natural Capital PartnersCan Soaps spread the word on climate change?Watch Live Here
16:00 – 17:30Meridian Institute/Just Rural Transition co-sponsoring with Tropical Forest Alliance / FACT Multistakeholder TrackA just rural transition towards sustainable agriculture and halting deforestation and conversion from agricultural commodities – Working collaboratively to deliver for climate, nature and peopleWatch Live Here
16:30 – 18:00Louis VINATURE AIN’T A LUXURY – Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VIWatch Live Here
16:30 – 18:00UnileverWe cannot win on climate without winning on natureWatch Live Here
19:00 – 21:30HOPE ProductionExclusive screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s LEGACYWatch 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 Saturday 6th November. The schedule is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 -09:45UK GovernmentNature-Based Solutions for a Net Zero and Resilient Future: From Science to Action
10:00 – 10:45Salesforce
UK Government
Living Ecosystems for Thriving Communities
10:00 – 11:45United Kingdom
Overseas Territories
UK Government
Our Vision for Healthy Oceans – UK Overseas Territories
12:00 – 12:45UK GovernmentForest Community Land Rights for Nature, Climate and People
13:00 – 13:45UK GovernmentIncreasing Private Investment in Nature and Land Use
14:45 – 15:30Unilever
UK Government
Scaling Investment in Natural Climate Solutions: the Integrity
15:45 – 16:30Food and Drink
British Retail
Farmers’ Union
The Global Role of Food Systems in Addressing the Twin Threats of
Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
16:45 – 17:30UK Government
of Cambridge
London School
of Economics
Putting the Environment at the Heart of Economic Decision-Making:
Dasgupta and Stern in Conversation

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 Saturday 6th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30Met Office
Fundaciōn Meri
The future of the ocean and cryosphere is in our handsWatch Live Here
11:00 – 12:30IPCCLe 6e rapport du Giec: points clef et perspectives pour l’espace francophone 
12:45 – 14:15IPCCClimate change information for the impact and risk assessment in the European regionWatch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00Met Office…because farmers feed us all: using climate information for a resilient food system  Watch Live Here
16:30 – 17:30IPCCThe IPCC 6th assessment report – physical science basis: Focus on Central America, Caribbean and South AmericaWatch Live Here
18:00 – 19:00WMOAtmospheric Deposition, the invisible threat – impacts on agriculture, ecosystem and oceans

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 Saturday 6th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30Blue Ventures
and Conservation
The vital role of mangroves for climate change mitigation and adaptation
11:00 – 12:30Government of
Namibia’s ambition for carbon neutrality by 2030
13:00 – 14:30Social Policy
Mainstreaming Youth in Climate Policy post-COP
15:00 – 16:30Namibia
Achieving climate, land and biodiversity targets through global partnerships and financing

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 Saturday 6th November can be found below:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00Indian Law Resource CenterClimate justice from the vision of indigenous peoples of Brazil: Territorial management strategies and financing mechanisms created by indigenous peoples
11:15 – 12:30“Cuencas Sagradas “, cooperación y armonía para proteger permanentemente la vida, la biodiversidad y los territorios de la Amazonía AIDESEP Perú
12:45 – 13:45Coordinadora del departamento ambiental / Investigadora
Consejo Indigena de Roraima (CIR) / Instituto de Investigación Ambiental de la Amazonia (IPAM)
Entrenamiento al fuego en los territorios indigenas en Brasil: el caso del estado de Roraima
14:00 – 14:50Territorial Autónomo de la Nación WampisLas Autonomías Territoriales como alternativas climáticas
15:05 – 16:00Indigenous Climate ActionIndigenous Education: Weaving Knowledge with Climate Action
16:15 – 17:10Alliance Guardians Of Mother Earth
Protecting Sacred Sites to Increase Resilience
17:25 – 18:25Colectivo Mujeres en ComunidadEl Rol de las Mujeres como Protectoras del Territorio

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 Saturday November 6th:

COP26 and Land Defenders / COP26 y defensorxs de la tierra

Event Time: 17:00

Event Host: Peace Brigades International – Canada

Event Speakers: Nelly Madegwa (Kenya), Sandra Calel (Guatemala), Danilo Rueda (Colombia), Juana Ramona Zuñiga (Honduras), Amaru Ruiz (Nicaragua), Valeria Villalobos (Mexico) and David R. Boyd.

Event Viewing Link: COP26 and land defenders / COP26 y defensorxs de la tierra

Event Description: The superb event will feature talks from land defenders across the globe as well as a special introduction from UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David R. Boyd.

From Coal to Clean

Event Time: 11:30

Event Host: Urgewald

Event Speakers: Kimiko Hirata (Kikonet/Japan Beyond Coal, Japan), Bernadette Victorio (FairFinanceAsia, Cambodia), Kathrin Gutmann (Europe Beyond Coal), Pius Ginting (AEER, Indonesia), Gerry Arances (CEED, Philippines); Facilitation: Katrin Ganswindt (urgewald, Germany

Event Viewing Link: From Coal to Clean

Event Description: What are the necessary means for OECD countries to achieve a coal phase-out by 2030 and for Asian countries to end the reliance on coal? Speakers will discuss the unique challenges and obstacles faced in each country and on the role of diverting finance from coal to a just energy transition.

Circular Economy – Good for Climate, Good for Business

Event Time: 10:00 – 11:30

Event Host: Nordic Innovation

Event Link: Circular Economy – Good for Climate, Good for Business

Event Description: Nordic Innovation is proud to host four events during COP26. Join us at the Nordic COP26 Hub in Helsinki or through our digital channels. In this event, we will talk about the future working business models and ecosystems with examples from the Nordics

UK – Africa Partnerships for Climate Action. Online discussion

Event Time: 18:00

Event Host: University of Edinburgh

Event Viewing Link: UK – Africa Partnerships for Climate Action. Online Discussion

Event Description: The event will explore visions for achieving green recovery, and how to deliver on the goals of COP26 in the UK and COP27 in Africa through the development of green industries and the provision of green skills and jobs. We will also explore the role of the different bodies represented at the event to turn vision into action.

Will the Arctic Warm or Cool?

Event Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Event Host: Scottish Association for Marine Science.

Event Speakers: Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, Professor Maggie Gill, Prof Mark Inall, Dr Bee Berx, Prof Stuart Cunningham, Dr Marilena Oltmanns, Dr David McKee, Dr Maria-Paz Chidichimo and Dr Neil Fraser

Event Viewing Link: Will the Arctic Warm or Cool?

Event Description: “Will the Arctic Warm or Cool?”, exposes participants to the complexity and range of possible outcomes for the Arctic Ocean and Cryosphere. We start with a showing of the award-winning environmental film “Into The Dark” (2020) introduced by Director Michael O. Snyder. The film reports warming of the Arctic through increasing “Atlantification”: responsible is the Atlantic Meridional Overturning circulation (AMOC), feeding warm water directly from the Atlantic. IPCC AR6 expresses only “medium confidence” that the AMOC will not collapse abruptly before 2100. New evidence since AR6 suggests AMOC may be substantially less stable. If AMOC were to collapse, AR6 concludes there would “very likely” be abrupt shifts in Arctic weather and sea level accompanied by cooling of Nordic/Arctic seas – the polar opposite of today’s trajectory of sea ice decline, glacial retreat, reduced snow cover and uncertain impacts on Arctic and northern communities.

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