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.:
- UK And Ocean Risk And Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) Blue Finance Roundtable: Mobilising Finance For Ocean Resilience And Tackling Climate Risk
- Ocean Action Event – ‘A Call For Ocean Action: Towards Ocean Health And Resilience’
The Friday schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:
|09:00 – 11:30||Headline Event – Facing The Facts: Unpacking The Forest, Agriculture & Commodity Trade Dialogue To Tackle Deforestation|
|12:00 13:30||Accelerating A Just Rural Transition To Sustainable Agriculture|
|13:30 – 15:00||Get Nature Positive|
|15:30 – 17:30||Nature 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:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|09:30 – 10:30||Blue Ventures||Coastal Blue Carbon Panel – The vital role of mangroves for climate change mitigation and adaptation||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 11:00||One Young World||Planetary Conservation: A global intergenerational discussion on how to effectively preserve and safeguard the natural world||Watch Live Here|
|10:00 – 12:00||Ecosia||Mobilising systems-change for a regenerative future||Watch Live Here|
|10:30 – 12:00||Seachdain na Gàidhlig||Weathering the Storm: Scottish Poets Discuss Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation||Watch Live Here|
|11:30 -13:00||Filmmakers for Future: Wildlife||The Future of Wildlife Filmmaking – Beyond the Frame||Watch Live Here|
|12:00 – 13:00||Armagh Observatory and Planetarium||Our Place in the Cosmos|
|12:00 13:00||The Poetry Society||“where were you / when the seas / were warming?” A Young Poets Network showcase with People Need Nature||Watch Live Here|
|13:00 – 14:00||S.O.S from the Kids||Children’s eco choir|
|13:00 – 14:00||Cultural Sancturies||“Why Culture Matters” Presentation by Chris Rainier and Olivia McKendrick, founders of The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 – 15:30||Ethex||OwnIt: Empowering women to use their money for the climate Partner organisations: Friends of the Earth, Enrol Yourself, Ethex and Energise Africa||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 – 15:00||Space4Climate||Monitoring the lungs of the world from space – what satellites reveal about carbon storage in the forests of the Earth||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 -13:00||Sky||Hear from Steve Backshall and watch exclusive screening of ‘Shark with Steve Backshall’||Watch Live Here|
|15:00 – 16:00||We Are The Voice||Childrens Environmental Choir|
|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 – 17:00||BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, STV In Association With Albert, Supported By Natural Capital Partners||Can Soaps spread the word on climate change?||Watch Live Here|
|16:00 – 17:30||Meridian Institute/Just Rural Transition co-sponsoring with Tropical Forest Alliance / FACT Multistakeholder Track||A just rural transition towards sustainable agriculture and halting deforestation and conversion from agricultural commodities – Working collaboratively to deliver for climate, nature and people||Watch Live Here|
|16:30 – 18:00||Louis VI||NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY – Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI||Watch Live Here|
|16:30 – 18:00||Unilever||We cannot win on climate without winning on nature||Watch Live Here|
|19:00 – 21:30||HOPE Production||Exclusive screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s LEGACY||Watch 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:
|09:00 -09:45||UK Government||Nature-Based Solutions for a Net Zero and Resilient Future: From Science to Action|
|10:00 – 10:45||Salesforce|
|Living Ecosystems for Thriving Communities|
|10:00 – 11:45||United Kingdom|
|Our Vision for Healthy Oceans – UK Overseas Territories|
|12:00 – 12:45||UK Government||Forest Community Land Rights for Nature, Climate and People|
|13:00 – 13:45||UK Government||Increasing Private Investment in Nature and Land Use|
|14:45 – 15:30||Unilever|
|Scaling Investment in Natural Climate Solutions: the Integrity|
|15:45 – 16:30||Food and Drink|
|The Global Role of Food Systems in Addressing the Twin Threats of|
Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
|16:45 – 17:30||UK Government|
|Putting the Environment at the Heart of Economic Decision-Making:|
Dasgupta and Stern in Conversation
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:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|09:30 – 10:30||Met Office|
|The future of the ocean and cryosphere is in our hands||Watch Live Here|
|11:00 – 12:30||IPCC||Le 6e rapport du Giec: points clef et perspectives pour l’espace francophone|
|12:45 – 14:15||IPCC||Climate change information for the impact and risk assessment in the European region||Watch Live Here|
|14:30 – 16:00||Met Office||…because farmers feed us all: using climate information for a resilient food system||Watch Live Here|
|16:30 – 17:30||IPCC||The IPCC 6th assessment report – physical science basis: Focus on Central America, Caribbean and South America||Watch Live Here|
|18:00 – 19:00||WMO||Atmospheric 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:
|09:00 – 10:30||Blue Ventures|
|The vital role of mangroves for climate change mitigation and adaptation|
|11:00 – 12:30||Government of|
|Namibia’s ambition for carbon neutrality by 2030|
|13:00 – 14:30||Social Policy|
|Mainstreaming Youth in Climate Policy post-COP|
|15:00 – 16:30||Namibia|
|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:
|10:00 – 11:00||Indian Law Resource Center||Climate 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 – 13:45||Coordinadora 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 – 14:50||Territorial Autónomo de la Nación Wampis||Las Autonomías Territoriales como alternativas climáticas|
|15:05 – 16:00||Indigenous Climate Action||Indigenous Education: Weaving Knowledge with Climate Action|
|16:15 – 17:10||Alliance Guardians Of Mother Earth|
Protecting Sacred Sites to Increase Resilience
|17:25 – 18:25||Colectivo Mujeres en Comunidad||El 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.