As COP26 moves through the week, we take a look at what’s on tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd November.
What events are you looking most forward to and which ones are you going to be attending on Wednesday 3rd November? Let us know 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.
With the World Leader’s Summit coming to an end on Tuesday. Wednesday sees the Presidency Programme begins its thematic daily events. The theme for Wednesday is finance.
The schedule for the Presidency Programme of Events on Wednesday is:
|09:00 – 09:45||Headline Event: Financing Our Future|
|10:15 – 11:30||A Financial System For Net Zero|
|12:00 – 13:15||Financing A More Resilient World|
|12:00 – 13:15||Coalition Of Finance Ministers For Climate Action (Closed Door Event)|
|14:15 – 15:30||Delivering Finance For Emerging And Developing Markets|
|15:15 – 18:00||4th High Level Ministerial Dialogue On Long-term Climate Finance|
We believe 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 Wednesday, there are a bumper 19 events organised in the Green Zone Programme of Events. 16 of these are being livestreamed so there are a lot of talks and discussions for you to watch online!
The schedule for Wednesday at the Green Zone is as follows:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|09:00 – 10:00||Insure Our Future||The insurance industry: climate leaders or climate laggards? Launching the 2021 Scorecard on Insurance, Fossil Fuels and Climate Change||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 10:30||Impact Investing Institute||Pensions with impact – Adopting a transitional mindset for a better future||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 11:00||The Centre for Climate Justice Glasgow Caledonian University||Mobilising Equitable, Just and Gender-Sensitive Climate Finance||Watch Live Here|
|09:30 – 11:00||Generation Earthshot – from World’s Largest Lesson and The Earthshot Prize||Generation Earthshot : Discover What It Takes To Win An Earthshot Prize|
|10:00 – 11:00||Armagh Observatory and Planetarium||Our Place in the Cosmos|
|11:00 – 12:00||Translink||Translink’s Transformative Journey to Decarbonise Public Transport in Northern Ireland||Watch Live Here|
|11:30 – 12:30||EVERFI UK Ltd on behalf of Reckitt||Dettol Hygiene Quest Live||Watch Live Here|
|12:00 – 13:00||WWF||Walrus From Space|
|12:00 – 13:30||World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and Law, Environment and Natural Resources (DAR)||Role of indigenous peoples and their communities and nature-based solutions||Watch Live Here|
|12:00 – 14:00||Make My Money Matter, Count Us In and WWF-UK||How your wallet could save the world||Watch Live Here|
|13:30 – 14:30||The Living-Language-Land Project||Living-Language-Land – Listening to nature in languages not our own||Watch Live Here|
|13:30 – 15:00||Inuit Circumpolar Council||Inuit Knowledge, Innovation and Infrastructure – Inuit youth perspectives on infrastructure for adaptation and resilience||Watch Live Here|
|14:00 – 15:00||Armagh Observatory and Planetarium||Our Place in the Cosmos|
|14:30 – 16:00||Faith for the Climate||Faiths together for carbon neutral cities: an interfaith panel discussion with grassroots leaders||Watch Live Here|
|15:00 – 17:00||Environmental Investigation Agency||Voices from the Forest: A Film Showcase For People and Forests||Watch Live Here|
|15:30 – 17:00||Aviva Plc||Women in Finance Climate Action Group: practical steps to deliver finance for climate action and gender equality||Watch Live Here|
|16:00 – 17:30||Global Witness and Global Canopy||Fixing finance from the ground up – making Indigenous voices count in the fight to stop deforestation||Watch Live Here|
|17:00 – 18:00||Meeting Ground Theatre & Faith-bridge||“Walk the Talk to Talk the Walk” After 500 miles & 55 days on the road||Watch Live Here|
|18:30 – 21:30||Planet Shine||The Voiceless Revolution||Watch Live Here|
Presidency Pavilion Events
All events from the Presidency Pavilion are being livestreamed here.
The programme for Wednesday 3rd November is as follows:
|09:30 – 10:15||NatWest|
|Net Zero and the SME Climate Opportunity|
|10:30 – 11.15||UK Government||Mobilising Climate Finance|
|11:30 – 12:15||Reckitt|
|Planetary Health and Public Health|
|13:00 – 13:45||CDC Group: Development Finance Institution||Investing for Clean and Inclusive Growth in Emerging Markets|
|14:00 – 14:45||Centre for Disaster Protection||Closing the Protection Gap: How Disaster Finance Partnerships Can Protect More People on the Frontline of the Climate Crisis|
|15:00 – 15:45||Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA)||Financial Sector Greening: Building Foundations for Sustainable|
Finance in Developing Countries
|16:00 – 17:00||Bank Of England|
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
|Laying the Foundations for a Net Zero Financial System|
|17:15 – 18:00||UK Export Finance (UKEF)||Investing in a Green Future: Channelling the Flow of Export Credit|
into Paris-Aligned Projects in Developing Markets
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 Wednesday 3rd November is:
|Time||Organiser||Event Title||Where to Watch|
|08:00 – 09:00||WMO||Climate Science Information for Climate Action|
|09:30 – 10:30||Met Office|
|High impact, low likelihood events and decision making under deep uncertainty: what do we need to do to prepare for the worst?||Watch Live Here|
|11:00 – 12:30||Fundaciōn Meri|
Centre Scientifique de Monaco
|Finance and Climate Change: how to move towards economically and environmentally profitable investments||Watch Live Here|
|13:00 – 14:00||Met Office||How can climate informed ‘stress testing’ support a more resilient global economy and society?||Watch Live Here|
|14:30 – 16:00||Met Office|
|The future of climate modelling||Watch Live Here|
|16:30 – 17:30||WMO||High Level Launch of the Climate Science Information for Climate Action Initiative|
|18:00 – 19:00||WMO||Living with climate change; how systemizing predictions of water conditions helps us adapt to a changing climate|
|19:30 – 20:30||WMO||WMO SOFF reception|
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||Blue Charter Action Groups||Inclusive Ocean Acidification Action – Science to Society|
|11:00 – 12:30||Oceans and Natural Resources / SEforALL||Attracting Clean Energy Investment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Investor Roundtable|
|13:00 – 14:30||WWF International, ORRAA,|
|Accelerating solutions for post COP26: financing ocean resilience as a priority for climate action|
|15:00 – 16:30||Climate Section||Commonwealth Call to Action on Living Lands (invite only)|
|17:00 – 18:30||Ocean and Natural Resources||Financial policy shifts to achieve the Paris Agreement with a focus on carbon pricing and the circular economy|
|19:00 – 20:00||Rotary|
|Namibia’s Hydrogen and Green Energy Policy, outlining the connection to greening the Southern African power grid, creating jobs for the youth and building the regional economy|
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 can be found below:
|10:00 – 11:00||Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)||Consultations on practices for Indigenous Peoples’ participation at UNFCCC constituted bodies and opportunities for better engagement|
|11:15 – 12:30||The Christensen Fund||Showcasing Indigenous-Led Climate Work|
|12:45 – 13:45||Indigenous Clean Energy||Indigenous Clean Energy|
|14:00 – 14:45||Articulation of Indigenous People of Brazil||How much does it cost to implement adaptation actions in Indigenous Lands in Brazil? The path for climate funds to reach indigenous peoples|
|15:00 – 17:00||International Indian Treaty Council||Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Water and the Climate Crisis: A Consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation|
|15:15 – 17:55||Nɨpodɨmakɨ (Uitoto) People||Cuidando la Selva y el Clima para las futuras generaciones: la vision de la Gente de Centro|
|18:10 – 19:00||Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (DGM Global)||Making Climate Finance more Inclusive: Examples of Community-led solutions|
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 Wednesday November 3rd:
Achieving Sustainability: The Role Of Corporations, Strategic Litigation And Ecocide Law
Event Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Event Host: Stop Ecocide Foundation, Germanwatch; International Bar Association; Ecosia
Event Speakers: Jojo Mehta, Sophie Dembinski, Wendy Franks, Roger Martella, Sjoukje van Oosterhout, Nine de Pater and Noah Walker-Crawford
Event Description: Business must transition to more climate-friendly practices. Civil litigation is already being used to make corporations and governments take action on climate. But could a new international crime of Ecocide address the problem at source? We examine how business is adapting and consider established and new legal approaches for guiding businesses as they transition to more sustainable behaviours.
Orkney COP in the Community – Clean Transport
Event Time: 16:00
Event Host: Orkney Islands Council
Event Speakers: David Hibbert, Michael Harvey and Eibhlin Lee
Event Description: From 2030 there will be no new fossil fuel vehicles and a push is on to increase the number people utilising cleaner non-emitting transport. Transport can be a pivotal point for scaling green fuels, encouraging uptake of electric vehicles and increasing use of public transport and active travel for appropriate journeys.
Heading for Extinction – Online talk and discussion.
Event Time: 19:30 – 21:00
Event Host: Extinction Rebellion Sheffield
Event Description: The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency. In this public talk, speakers from Extinction Rebellion Sheffield will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. A question an answer session will follow.
Resilient Cities in Practice
Event Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Event Host: RUAF and Rikolto
Event Speakers: Joy Carey, Thibault Geerardyn, Raúl Terrile, Daniela Mastrangelo, Tokiana Rakotonirainy, Carmen Zuleta Ferrari, Jess Halliday and Charlotte Flechet
Event Viewing Link: Resilient Cities in Practice
Event Description: The session will focus on how cities from different geographies and stages in their food systems transformation journey are putting their local food ambitions into practice to tackle the climate crisis while ensuring social inclusion
Climate Emergency Roundtable
Event Time: 15:00 – 18:00
Event Host: University of the Arts London (UAL) and The Glasgow School of Art (GSA)
Event Speakers: Multiple
Event Viewing Link: Climate Emergency Roundtable
Event Description: A superb line up of speakers are ready to discuss climate change across two panels. The first is called “Learning with Urgency: Curriculum Transformation in the Age of Emergency” and the second “Culture as the Fourth Pillar of Sustainable Development”