COP26 Daily Preview: Thursday 4th November

COP26 Daily Preview: Thursday 4th November

COP26 is nearly halfway through it’s first week so let’s take a look at what’s coming up on Thursday 4th November.

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

Please Note: All times are UK (GMT) unless stated.

Friday’s preview is now available to view: COP26 Daily Preview: Friday 5th November.

Presidency Programme of Events

The Presidency Programme of Events covers the main negotiations that will take place between world leaders at COP26.

After Wednesday’s Presidency Programme theme of finance, Thursday looks at a different thematic area. The theme for Thursday is energy.

The Thursday schedule for the Presidency Programme:

TimeEvent Title
09:30 – 11:00Headline Event Accelerating A Just And Inclusive Energy Transition: Energy Day Opening Event
11:30 – 13:00Making The Global Transition To Clean Power A Reality – Hosted By The Energy Transition Council
13:30 – 15:00Green Grids Initiative Expo (Attendance By Invite Only)
15:30 – 17:00Powering The World Past Coal – Hosted By The Powering Past Coal Alliance

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.

Thursday sees another 19 events from the Green Zone. Only 4 are not being livestreamed, meaning there are 15 events you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

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

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:30 – 10:30Bboxx ltdCovid-19: what has it meant for the people, the planet, and the future of off-grid energy access?Watch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00Better Buildings PartnershipCommercial Buildings: A real asset in addressing climate change?Watch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00Little SunFast Forward, a series of short films that explore five artists’ dreams for a regenerative worldWatch Live Here
10:00 – 11:30Scottish PowerLet’s Talk Energy – ScottishPower Renewables
11.30 – 13:00Indigenous Clean Energy‘Just Climate Energy’ – Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Energy TransitionWatch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
12:00 – 13:00Student Energy“Global Youth Energy Outlook Launch: Effectively partnering with youth on climate action”Watch Live Here
12:30 – 14:00Business Fights PovertyBusiness and Climate Justice: Empowering Women Through a Just TransitionWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30SkyHow sport can help kick carbon, with Sky SportsWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00WWFWalrus From Space
14:00 – 15:00May Project GardensFear of the Green PlanetWatch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00WWF European Policy Office and CEE BankwatchRegions beyond coal: European voices on moving from dirty energy – and how to make it fairWatch Live Here
15:00 – 16:30NatWest Group – Scottish EDGE EventScottish EDGE climate funding eventWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:00SSEHydro: Powering a Net Zero FutureWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
16:00 – 17:30Rede de Cooperação Amazônica – RCAIndigenous peoples of the Amazon and climate change: new solutions for energy from the indigenous territoriesWatch Live Here
17:00 – 18:00Corey Baker DanceCorey Baker Dance Presents: Renewable MovesWatch Live Here
17:00 – 18:00Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)Countdown to Planet Zero combating climate change with chemistryWatch Live Here
18:00 – 21:00AshdenThe Ashden Awards 2021: celebrating bold and brilliant climate pioneersWatch 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 programme for Thursday 4th November is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
08:00 – 08:45POWERful Women (PfW)
UK Government
Female Leadership – Energy for The Global Energy Transition
09:00 – 10:15SSE
UK Government
Decarbonising the Power Sector to Deliver Net Zero: Sharing Lessons
to Guide How We Decarbonise the Global Power Sector
10:30 – 11:45UK GovernmentPutting Public Finance on the Right Side of History
12:00 – 13:15UK GovernmentPanel Discussion on Product Efficiency: The World’s First Fuel –
Making the Clean Energy Transition Cheaper, Easier and More
13:30 – 14:45ScottishPower
UK Government
Plotting an Efficient and Just Path to a Net Zero Energy System: The Role of Policies and Economic Signals
15:00 – 16:15UK Government
Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)
Government of Denmark
Showcasing the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) New Clean Energy
Transition Programmes (ACT and REI)
16:30 – 17:45UK Government
World Bank
International Finance Corporation
Accelerating the Deployment of Offshore Wind in Emerging Markets
18:00 – 19:15UK GovernmentThe Role of Nuclear Energy in a Net Zero Future
19:30 – 21:00UK GovernmentEvening Reception: Transformative Energy Innovation Dialogues

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 4th November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
08:00 – 09:00WMOAddressing climate impacts and resiliency of the energy infrastructure 
09:30 – 10:30Met Office
2021 Global Carbon Budget: the latest update on current trends in CO2 emissions and carbon sinksWatch Live Here
11:00 – 12:30Fundaciōn MeriGreen and resilient recoveryWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00WMOIntegrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) and carbon budget
14:30 – 16:00IPCCDemocratising climate science: how climate model emulators add robustness and relevance to IPCC AR6 
16:30 – 17:30WMO
Met Office
Guiding the path to net-zero through scienceWatch Live Here
18:00 – 19:00WMO
Water action is the best answer to climate change – collaborative action for resilience
19:30 – 20:30IPCC
Fundaciōn Meri
Role of indigenous knowledge from HHRR perspective

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.

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30Seychelles/
Translating Ambition into Action – support Required by SIDS
11:00 – 12:30Climate SectionCCFAH: Strengthening the Climate Finance Loop for Effective NDC Implementation
13:00 – 14:30Stimson
Taking Action to Advance Urban Resilience in SIDS
15:00 – 16:30UK GovernmentCorals and climate; global, national and local approaches (tackling the problems through local, national and global actions)
17:00 – 18:00Namibia
Southern Corridor Development initiative (SCDI): Unlocking green energy for Namibia

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 4th November can be found below:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00FenamadLa vigilancia comunitaria hacia las contribuciones NDC al 2025
11:15 – 12:30IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economics and Social Policy
Nia Tero
Reimagining Public Funding: Climate Finance + Indigenous Peoples
12:45 – 13:45AFNTurtle Island Climate Action: Declaring Indigenous climate emergencies
14:00 – 14:50RepaleacForest management by use of traditional knowledge
15:05 – 16:20Indigenous Peoples Rights InternationalPartnership or Criminalization: Implications of the 30/30 Conservation Target to Indigenous Peoples
16:35 – 17:20Haudenosaunee Environmental Task ForceHaudenosaunee Prophecies & Climate Change
17:35 – 18:50Memoria Indígena, Mujeres Líderes Territoriales de MesoaméricaTejiendo desde los saberes de las abuelas

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 November 4th:

Green State Vision Launch Event

Event Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Event Host: ULMWP and Stop Ecocide International

Event Viewing Link: Green State Vision Launch Event

Event Description: The West Papuan liberation movement presents its ‘Green State Vision’ for an independent state free from Indonesian colonialism and the looming mass deforestation of West Papua’s huge rainforest. West Papuans are offering world-leading solutions based on climate justice, tribal democracy, and indigenous land management

Energy and Local Initiatives

Event Time: Midnight

Event Host: university of Waikato

Event Viewing Link: Energy and Local Initiatives

Event Description: Join the University of Waikato’s local experts as they discuss some of the key themes from overnight at COP26. Today’s session focuses on local initiatives and considerations for Energy use.

Palaeoclimatology – How the past is the key to the present and COP26

Event Time: 19:00 – 29:30

Event Host: Surrey Wildlife Trust

Event Speakers: Sophie Pavelle

Event Link: Palaeoclimatology – How the past is the key to the present and COP26

Event Description: Join Sophie Pavelle on an epic journey to find the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, one of Britain’s rarest butterflies. Discover what’s left of our threatened species and habitats and learn how we can save them from the impact of climate change.

Inuit resilience and solutions to climate change in Arctic ecosystems

Event Time: 09:30 – 10:30

Event Host: WWF-Canada

Event Speakers: Adelaine Ahmasuk, Jimmy Oleekatalik, Brian Pottle, Dr. Victoria Qutuuq Buschman and Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough

Event Viewing Link: Inuit resilience and solutions to climate change in Arctic ecosystems

Event Description: For thousands of years, Inuit have been part of the Arctic ecosystem. Watch as this esteemed panel shares examples of Inuit resilience and adaptation, as well as signs of climate change from across the circumpolar Arctic. This Inuit Circumpolar Council panel, hosted by WWF-Canada, will explore how Inuit culture and values can shape successful climate adaptation in a region warming at three times the global average.

How can we make cities wilder?

Event Time: 14:00 – 18:00

Event Host: Architects Climate Action Nework Finland (ACAN FI), Tampere School of Architecture and Tampere University

Event Speakers: Nina Nygren, Juho Rajaniemi and Laura Uimonen

Event Viewing Link: How can we make cities wilder?

Event Description: Architects Climate Action Nework Finland (ACAN FI) open up a discussion about the needed urgent societal transformation across all sectors.

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