COP26 Daily Preview: Thursday 11th November

COP26 Daily Preview: Thursday 11th November

We are fast approaching the final few days of COP26!! However, there’s still lots going on. Check out everything that’s on this Thursday 11th November at COP26 below.

Are you attending COP26 on Thursday 11th November? Let us know what events you are looking forward to in the comments below!

If you want see what we got up to yesterday, check out COP26 Daily Review: Tuesday 9th November.

If you want to see more of what COP26 looks like, check out our photo page of the COP26 pavilions.

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 Thursday, the theme of the day is Cities, Regions and Built Environment. The Thursday schedule for the Presidency Programme is as follows:

TimeEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30Headline Event: Building A Better World Together: Accelerating Deep Collaboration For Built Environment Climate Action
TBCClimate Leadership Of Subnational Governments In The UK And Beyond
16:00 – 17:30Ministers And Mayors On Buildings As A Critical Climate Solution

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.

On Thursday 11th November there are another 19 events taking place in the COP26 Green Zone. Many of these are being livestreamed and we’ve included links to them below!

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

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:00 – 10:00The Carbon TrustEnhancing ambition on climate change in cities and regionsWatch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00Construction Leadership CouncilConstruction: The Built EnvironmentWatch Live Here 
09:30 – 11:00Global Disability Innovation HubDisability, Resilience and Inclusion in our Cities – inclusive design and community-led urban solutions for disability-inclusive climate resilienceWatch Live Here
09:30 – 10:30South West CollegeHow buildings will play a role in fighting climate change. The right decision today, means a better tomorrow.Watch Live Here
10:00 – 11:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
11:00 – 12:00Islamic Relief WorldwideThe nexus between gender-based climate adaptation and localisation – Lessons from IndonesiaWatch Live Here
11:30 – 12:30Jenipher’s CoffiWales and Uganda – collective communities actionWatch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00United Nations University – Institute of Environment and Human SecurityBuilding new coalitions to win the race to zero emissions by 2050!Watch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00Northern Ireland Environment Link (Climate NI)All Together Now: Collaboration for Local Climate Action in Northern IrelandWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00Dr Martin Lee MuellerBeing Salmon, Being HumanWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30Cambridge Zero and Bath Institute for Policy ResearchActNowFilm – Youth Voices on ClimateWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:30Ellen MacArthur FoundationFix the economy to fix climate change: the role of the circular economyWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
14:00 – 15:30Global Alliance – Cities 4 ChildrenCities 4 Children: Our climate, our future – an intergenerational dialogueWatch Live Here 
15:00 – 16:00The One Planet Centre Community Interest CompanyNo more greenwash! The One Planet Standard – a new way for organisations to tackle the nature and climate emergenciesWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:00Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (Climate Policy Initiative), C40 Cities Finance Facility, GIZ, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, World Climate FoundationFinancing the Sustainable Cities of the Future: What will it take to get there?Watch Live Here
16:00 – 17:00WWFWalrus From Space
17:00 – 18:00Icebreaker OneHow can we decarbonise our built world: lessons from experiments across the worldWatch Live Here
18:00 – 20:00PUBLICTech For Our Planet: Digital Solutions for Climate ChallengesWatch 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 Thursday 11th November. The schedule is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:00UK100UK100 – Local Leaders Change the National Net Zero Conversation;
How In-Country Local Government Networks Accelerate
Climate Action
10:15 – 11:15UK Government
Accelerating Climate Action in Cities
11:30 – 12:30UK Green Building
Council (UKGBC)
UK Green Building Council Launch of Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment
12:45 – 13:45ScottishPower
UK Government
Zero Carbon Communities – Incentivising Timely Investment in Local Energy Infrastructure Priorities
14:00 – 15:00National Grid
UK Government
The Future of Heat in the Northeast US – Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned
15:15 – 16:15UK GovernmentKickstart Construction Decarbonisation – Creating Demand for Low
Carbon Materials
16:30 – 17:30UK Government
Towards Net Zero – Greening Cities Through Low Carbon Connected Urban Transport
18:00 – 21:00UK GovernmentCOP26 Catalyst 4 Climate Action

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 Thursday 11th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30Fundaciōn MeriGeopolitics and Climate Change: the role of multilateralism in the context of climate urgencyWatch Live Here
11:00 – 12:30IPCCClimate change and cities
13:00 – 14:00IPCC
Fundaciōn Meri
Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) and climate change 
14:30 – 16:00WMO
Extreme events and disasters – how do we measure them and why is this important?
16:30 – 17:30WMOAir quality and health: Lessons learned from COVID-19
18:00 – 19:00WMOBenefits of integrated urban services 
19:30 – 20:30IPCC
Fundaciōn Meri
Woman leadership and climate change

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 Thursday 11th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30Namibia GovernmentAccessing climate finance: Lessons learnt from practice
11:00 – 12:00Climate and Sustainable Development NetworkPathways for inclusive implementation of the Paris Agreement in Africa
12:30 – 14:00Climate SectionEnhancing Access to Climate Finance – Operationalising National Climate Action Funds
14:30 – 16:00Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change and World’s Youth for Climate JusticeThe Road to the ICJ: Seeking Climate Justice at the World’s Highest Court
16:30 – 18:00Climate SectionMeeting with Commonwealth National Climate Finance Advisers (invite only and will not be livestreamed)

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 Thursday 11th November can be found below:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00UN World Food ProgramBuilding Resilience through Indigenous Food Systems
11:15 – 12:15Fondo para el Desarrollo de Pueblos Indígenas para América Latina y el Caribe – FILACIndigenous peoples as a game changer on climate change
12:45 – 13:45ASOCIACION INDIGENA CALAUCANLa medicina tradicional y los desafíos frente al cambio climático
14:00 – 15:00How Indigenous Women and Girls understand Climate Change
15:15 – 16:15Revisiting the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests
16:45 – 17:45Indigenous Climate ActionVoices from the Frontlines – Narratives of Indigenous Resistance
18:00 – 18:50IENBraiding the Pacific: Indigenous Youth Organizing from Pasifika to the Arctic

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 Thursday 11th November:

Cities, Region & Built Environments

Event Time: Midnight

Event Host: University of Waikato

Event Viewing Link: Cities, Region & Built Environments

Event Description: Join our local experts as they discuss some of the key themes from overnight at COP26. In our final panel, the – Cities, region & built environments.

Has UN COP26 delivered? What’s next for the planet?

Event Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Event Host: United Nations Association Climate and Oceans

Event Viewing Link: Has UN COP26 delivered? What’s next for the planet?

Event Description: The United Nations Association Climate & Oceans invites you to a high profile UN COP26 Fringe event to be presented online. Join experts from academia, politics, the private sector and civil society to learn more about the final stage of the global Climate Change Conference, COP26 .

Sustainability in the Built Environment – Panel Discussion – online event

Event Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Event Host: IStructE – Scottish Regional Group

Event Link: Sustainability in the Built Environment – Panel Discussion – online event

Event Description: Structural engineers are the professionals charged with the efficient use of materials such as concrete, steel and timber, and since 2019 the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has been working to put sustainability on a par with its enduring commitment to safety. The IStructE Scottish Regional Group invite you to an open panel discussion on sustainability in the built environment, ongoing activities across the industry, and the impact of this year’s COP26 conference. We have assembled a renowned panel of speakers – each a leading figure in their field. This wide-ranging discussion will address topical sustainability questions such as: • How will the construction industry change in the next few years? • What is happening across the materials production industries? • How do we encourage more re-use of existing buildings and infrastructure? • What can a built environment professional do differently at work tomorrow?

What happened at the COP and what does it mean for the world?

Event Time: 18:00 – 19:00

Event Host: University of Southampton Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu)

Event Viewing Link: What happened at the COP and what does it mean for the world?

Event Description: The UK is hosting COP26, where it seeks to unite the world to tackle climate change. Will we see meaningful renewed commitments to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement? Or will it be more ‘blah, blah, blah’ from our ‘so-called leaders’, as Greta Thunberg said at the Pre-COP Youth4Climate conference. Dr Wassim Dbouk, Marine and Maritime Policy Research Fellow and member of the Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort, will join us live from COP26 to report what has been happening. Fatima Ali, Sustainability Officer for University of Southampton Students’ Union and final year BSc Geography student, will offer reflections from being at the first week of COP. Ian Williams, Professor of Applied Environmental Science, and Simon Kemp, Professorial Fellow in Education for Sustainable Development, will join the discussion and then respond to questions from the audience. Dr Tony Curran, Senior Public Engagement Fellow and Environmental Science Communicator, will chair the event

How can we reimagine living environments?

Event Time: 17:30 – 18:30

Event Host: Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN)

Event Viewing Link: How can we reimagine living environments?

Event Description: The EVERYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE public lecture series builds on the recently published book of the same name (ebook in the library) and it has been carefully developed to provide thought-provoking discussions for and with architects, and urbanists, all built environment professionals and researchers as well as students. The lecture series supports and is aligned with the Urban Planning Design IV course (chaired by Professor Panu Lehtovuori) and the Societally Responsive Housing Design course (chaired by Associate Professor Sofie Pelsmakers).The talks also take place in the run up to COP26, which is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Glasgow in November. After this, an internal discussion with teachers, researchers and students and ACAN is proposed (date to be confirmed), to create a plan for positive action. The lecture series will focus on turning climate anxiety into climate action. Join us for the tenth talk ‘How can we reimagine living environments?’!

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