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:
|09:30 – 11:00||Headline Event Accelerating A Just And Inclusive Energy Transition: Energy Day Opening Event|
|11:30 – 13:00||Making The Global Transition To Clean Power A Reality – Hosted By The Energy Transition Council|
|13:30 – 15:00||Green Grids Initiative Expo (Attendance By Invite Only)|
|15:30 – 17:00||Powering 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:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|09:30 – 10:30||Bboxx ltd||Covid-19: what has it meant for the people, the planet, and the future of off-grid energy access?||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 11:00||Better Buildings Partnership||Commercial Buildings: A real asset in addressing climate change?||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 11:00||Little Sun||Fast Forward, a series of short films that explore five artists’ dreams for a regenerative world||Watch Live Here|
|10:00 – 11:30||Scottish Power||Let’s Talk Energy – ScottishPower Renewables|
|11.30 – 13:00||Indigenous Clean Energy||‘Just Climate Energy’ – Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Energy Transition||Watch Live Here|
|12:00 – 13:00||Armagh Observatory and Planetarium||Our Place in the Cosmos|
|12:00 – 13:00||Student Energy||“Global Youth Energy Outlook Launch: Effectively partnering with youth on climate action”||Watch Live Here|
|12:30 – 14:00||Business Fights Poverty||Business and Climate Justice: Empowering Women Through a Just Transition||Watch Live Here|
|13:30 – 14:30||Sky||How sport can help kick carbon, with Sky Sports||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 – 15:00||WWF||Walrus From Space|
|14:00 – 15:00||May Project Gardens||Fear of the Green Planet||Watch Live Here|
|14:30 – 16:00||WWF European Policy Office and CEE Bankwatch||Regions beyond coal: European voices on moving from dirty energy – and how to make it fair||Watch Live Here|
|15:00 – 16:30||NatWest Group – Scottish EDGE Event||Scottish EDGE climate funding event||Watch Live Here|
|15:30 – 17:00||SSE||Hydro: Powering a Net Zero Future||Watch Live Here|
|16:00 – 17:00||Armagh Observatory and Planetarium||Our Place in the Cosmos|
|16:00 – 17:30||Rede de Cooperação Amazônica – RCA||Indigenous peoples of the Amazon and climate change: new solutions for energy from the indigenous territories||Watch Live Here|
|17:00 – 18:00||Corey Baker Dance||Corey Baker Dance Presents: Renewable Moves||Watch Live Here|
|17:00 – 18:00||Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)||Countdown to Planet Zero combating climate change with chemistry||Watch Live Here|
|18:00 – 21:00||Ashden||The Ashden Awards 2021: celebrating bold and brilliant climate pioneers||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 programme for Thursday 4th November is as follows:
|08:00 – 08:45||POWERful Women (PfW)|
|Female Leadership – Energy for The Global Energy Transition|
|09:00 – 10:15||SSE|
|Decarbonising the Power Sector to Deliver Net Zero: Sharing Lessons|
to Guide How We Decarbonise the Global Power Sector
|10:30 – 11:45||UK Government||Putting Public Finance on the Right Side of History|
|12:00 – 13:15||UK Government||Panel Discussion on Product Efficiency: The World’s First Fuel –|
Making the Clean Energy Transition Cheaper, Easier and More
|13:30 – 14:45||ScottishPower|
|Plotting an Efficient and Just Path to a Net Zero Energy System: The Role of Policies and Economic Signals|
|15:00 – 16:15||UK Government|
Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)
Government of Denmark
|Showcasing the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) New Clean Energy|
Transition Programmes (ACT and REI)
|16:30 – 17:45||UK Government|
International Finance Corporation
|Accelerating the Deployment of Offshore Wind in Emerging Markets|
|18:00 – 19:15||UK Government||The Role of Nuclear Energy in a Net Zero Future|
|19:30 – 21:00||UK Government||Evening Reception: Transformative Energy Innovation Dialogues|
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:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|08:00 – 09:00||WMO||Addressing climate impacts and resiliency of the energy infrastructure|
|09:30 – 10:30||Met Office|
|2021 Global Carbon Budget: the latest update on current trends in CO2 emissions and carbon sinks||Watch Live Here|
|11:00 – 12:30||Fundaciōn Meri||Green and resilient recovery||Watch Live Here|
|13:00 – 14:00||WMO||Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) and carbon budget|
|14:30 – 16:00||IPCC||Democratising climate science: how climate model emulators add robustness and relevance to IPCC AR6|
|16:30 – 17:30||WMO|
|Guiding the path to net-zero through science||Watch Live Here|
|18:00 – 19:00||WMO|
|Water action is the best answer to climate change – collaborative action for resilience|
|19:30 – 20:30||IPCC|
|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.
|09:00 – 10:30||Seychelles/|
|Translating Ambition into Action – support Required by SIDS|
|11:00 – 12:30||Climate Section||CCFAH: Strengthening the Climate Finance Loop for Effective NDC Implementation|
|13:00 – 14:30||Stimson|
|Taking Action to Advance Urban Resilience in SIDS|
|15:00 – 16:30||UK Government||Corals and climate; global, national and local approaches (tackling the problems through local, national and global actions)|
|17:00 – 18:00||Namibia|
|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:
|10:00 – 11:00||Fenamad||La vigilancia comunitaria hacia las contribuciones NDC al 2025|
|11:15 – 12:30||IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economics and Social Policy|
|Reimagining Public Funding: Climate Finance + Indigenous Peoples|
|12:45 – 13:45||AFN||Turtle Island Climate Action: Declaring Indigenous climate emergencies|
|14:00 – 14:50||Repaleac||Forest management by use of traditional knowledge|
|15:05 – 16:20||Indigenous Peoples Rights International||Partnership or Criminalization: Implications of the 30/30 Conservation Target to Indigenous Peoples|
|16:35 – 17:20||Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force||Haudenosaunee Prophecies & Climate Change|
|17:35 – 18:50||Memoria Indígena, Mujeres Líderes Territoriales de Mesoamérica||Tejiendo 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.