COP26 Daily Preview: Tuesday 2nd November

COP26 Daily Preview: Tuesday 2nd November

As events on Monday 1st November continue, we look forward to tomorrow’s COP26 action. What events are you looking most forward to and which ones are you going to be attending on Tuesday 2nd November? Let us know in the comments below!

You can now see our review of Monday 1st November at COP26 here!

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.

Tuesday sees the continuation of the two-day long World Leader’s Summit. The summit will see World Leaders who didn’t speak yesterday give their opening statements.

The schedule for day 2 of the summit is as follows:

  • By 08:45 – Arrival of Heads of State and Government at Conference venue
  • 09:00-17:00 – National Statements
  • 17:00-17:30 – World Leaders Summit Closing Ceremony

The statements made by Heads of State and Government 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 Tuesday, there are another 16 events planned as part of the Green Zone Programme of Events. With all but 4 being livestreams there’s lots for you to follow.

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

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
10:00 – 11:30Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)Urban informality & inequality – a call for global climate justiceWatch Live Here
10:00 – 11:30 United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI)Be part of the solution: How research and innovation is tackling climate changeWatch Live Here
11:00 – 11:30RSNO Junior ChorusRSNO Junior Chorus
12:00 -13:00WWFWalrus From Space
12:30 – 13:30Edel RaeThe Farewell Glacier by Nick DrakeWatch Live Here
12:30 – 15:00High Commission of Canada in The UKAnthropocene: The Human Epoch, a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planetWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30University of PlymouthVisualising Climate: Young People’s Responses to the Climate EmergencyWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30 Water UK“Unlocking the nature/net zero balance” – exploring the twin challenge of tackling climate change while preserving and enhancing our natural environmentWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
14:30 – 15:30Oxera Consulting LLPThe Economics of Climate ChangeWatch Live Here
15:00 – 15:30RSNO Junior Chorus RSNO Junior Chorus
15:30 – 17:00Foundation For Environmental EducationClimate Action – Harnessing the Power of Networks!Watch Live Here
15:30 -17:00Goethe-Institut (Glasgow)The Need to Be ColdWatch Live Here
16:15 – 17:30BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, STV In Association With Albert, Supported By Natural Capital PartnersReporting from the Front Line: Telling the stories of climate changeWatch Live Here
16:30 – 18:00Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V.Fairtrade Farmers: Our Food and the Fight for Climate JusticeWatch Live Here
18:30 – 20:30LakeArts Foundation with the Office Performing ArtsA Beautiful PlanetWatch Live Here

Presidency Pavilion Events

The Presidency Pavilion at COP26 features events by civil society, private finance, businesses, and the COP26 partners.

It is yet to be confirmed whether these events will be livestreamed. As soon as we know more, we will update you.

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
08:45 – 09:30Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
UK Government
Delivering on Net Zero: Moving from Commitments to Actions
09:45 – 10:30SSE
UK Government
Collaborating for Net Zero Networks: Building an International
Community for Local Smart Grids
10:45 – 11:30Scottish Government
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
Glasgow Climate Dialogues
11:45 – 13:00UK GovernmentAwards Ceremony: The Heroes of Net Zero Competition Awards
13:15 – 14:00The Timber Trade FederationGlobal Forests Need Global Governance
14:15 – 15:00Welsh GovernmentDistributed Leadership – Working Together to Reach Net Zero
15:15 – 16:00Reckitt
UK Government
Achieving Net Zero – Building Back Better with Hull Living Lab
16:15 – 17:00Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
UK Government
Multilateral Development Banks: Core Approaches for Climate, Nature, People, and Planet
18:15 – 19:00UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UKPACT)
UK Government
UK PACT: The UK’s Flagship Capacity Building Programme Transforming Climate Transitions Globally Through Partnership Working
19:30 – 21:00The Global Energy Alliance for People and PlanetLaunching the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

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 science pavilion programme for Tuesday 2nd November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
08:00 – 09:00WMOEmerging Climate Risks and what will it take to limit global warming to 2.0C (negative emissions)
11:00 -12:30IPCC
Fundaciōn Meri
Seizing on the health benefits of climate action
13:00 – 14:00Met Office
How can science help the world halt climate change?Watch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00Met OfficeThe power of data in decision-making and for public understanding of climate changeWatch Live Here
16:30 – 17:30IPCC
Fundaciōn Meri
Education and climate change: the challenges of an integral education for sustainability
18:00 – 19:00WMO
Climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals: risks posed to the 2030 agenda
19:30 – 20:30Fundaciōn MeriConservation as a tool for climate mitigationWatch Live Here

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
11:00 – 12:30Oceans and Natural ResourcesCommonwealth Ministerial Dialogue Continuing the Blue Reset – Turning Words into Actions
15:00 – 16:30Antigua and BarbudaPerspectives on the GCF Accreditation Journey of Antigua and Barbuda,
Dominica and Grenada
17:00 – 18:00Fiji GovernmentSugar and Sustainability

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 Tuesday November 2nd:

How can a university help tackle the climate emergency?

Event Time: 15:00 – 16:00

Event Host: University of Sheffield

Event Speakers: Dr Rachael Rothman, Dr Caroline Hart and Anesu Matanda-Mambingo

Event Viewing Link: How can a university help tackle the climate emergency?

Event Description: This exciting panel will look at what role the university plays in tackling the ongoing climate emergency and related sustainability challenges. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

How to Bring Climate into any Classroom

Event Time: 16:00

Event Host: AimHi Earth

Event Viewing Link: How to Bring Climate into any Classroom

Event Description: In the first of 3 online lessons learn how to provide the information and the tools to communicate about the climate and nature crisis in any classroom (from KS1 to 5). Lesson one promises to cover carbon, tipping points and our simplest solutions and is set to be a great learning opportunity for teachers.

Ensuring Indigenous Voices are Heard at UNCOP26 & Beyond

Event Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Event Host: Centre for Human Ecology

Event Speakers: Nick Lunch

Event Link (In-Person Event): Ensuring Indigenous Voices are Heard at UNCOP26 & Beyond

Event Description: Nick Lunch introduces young Indigenous filmmakers from across southern and eastern Africa for the premiere of their 7 short films for COP26. The premiere is followed by an informal discussion with Nick.

Health in the Anthropocene

Event Time: 17:00 – 18:00

Event Host: Royal Holloway

Event Speakers: Dr Jennifer Cole, Dr Mark Lee, Professor Alex Palombi, Dr Zena Kamash and Caroline Harris

Event Viewing Link: Health in the Anthropocene

Event Description: This panel discussion will provide great insights into how we can shift our approach to health, so that it cares for both people and planet. It will approach issues through a variety of perspectives including the consideration of the environmentally damaging effects of nitrous oxide, a ‘greenhouse gas’ used in anaesthesia, to initiatives on wellbeing in conflict and post-conflict regions, such as Iraq.

A ‘living lab’ in India: From concept to implementation

Event Time: 15:30 – 17:00

Event Host: University of Central Lancaster Institute for Citizenship, Society and Change

Event Speakers: Sibaji Panda, Ulrike Zeshan, Lynn Froggett and Uta Papen.

Event Viewing Link: A ‘living lab’ in India: From concept to implementation

Event Description: This seminar examines the ‘living lab’ linked to UCLan’s ICSC and conceived as a site of practical, co-creative experimentation and learning. Shikha Eco-Learning (Shicol) is based at an eco-village in rural eastern India and focuses on regenerative agricultural practices and alternative education. The seminar presents a panel discussion about processes leading from concept stage to on-the-ground implementation, including pitfalls, re-orientations, and workarounds.

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