COP26 Daily Preview: Wednesday 3rd November

COP26 Daily Preview: Wednesday 3rd November

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:

TimeEvent Title
09:00 – 09:45Headline Event: Financing Our Future
10:15 – 11:30A Financial System For Net Zero
12:00 – 13:15Financing A More Resilient World
12:00 – 13:15Coalition Of Finance Ministers For Climate Action (Closed Door Event)
14:15 – 15:30Delivering Finance For Emerging And Developing Markets
15:15 – 18:004th 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:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
09:00 – 10:00Insure Our FutureThe insurance industry: climate leaders or climate laggards? Launching the 2021 Scorecard on Insurance, Fossil Fuels and Climate ChangeWatch Live Here
09:30 – 10:30Impact Investing InstitutePensions with impact – Adopting a transitional mindset for a better futureWatch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00The Centre for Climate Justice Glasgow Caledonian UniversityMobilising Equitable, Just and Gender-Sensitive Climate FinanceWatch Live Here
09:30 – 11:00Generation Earthshot – from World’s Largest Lesson and The Earthshot PrizeGeneration Earthshot : Discover What It Takes To Win An Earthshot Prize
10:00 – 11:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
11:00 – 12:00TranslinkTranslink’s Transformative Journey to Decarbonise Public Transport in Northern IrelandWatch Live Here
11:30 – 12:30EVERFI UK Ltd on behalf of ReckittDettol Hygiene Quest LiveWatch Live Here
12:00 – 13:00WWFWalrus From Space
12:00 – 13:30World 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 solutionsWatch Live Here
12:00 – 14:00Make My Money Matter, Count Us In and WWF-UKHow your wallet could save the worldWatch Live Here
13:30 – 14:30The Living-Language-Land Project
Living-Language-Land – Listening to nature in languages not our ownWatch Live Here
13:30 – 15:00Inuit Circumpolar CouncilInuit Knowledge, Innovation and Infrastructure – Inuit youth perspectives on infrastructure for adaptation and resilienceWatch Live Here
14:00 – 15:00Armagh Observatory and PlanetariumOur Place in the Cosmos
14:30 – 16:00Faith for the ClimateFaiths together for carbon neutral cities: an interfaith panel discussion with grassroots leadersWatch Live Here
15:00 – 17:00Environmental Investigation AgencyVoices from the Forest: A Film Showcase For People and ForestsWatch Live Here
15:30 – 17:00Aviva PlcWomen in Finance Climate Action Group: practical steps to deliver finance for climate action and gender equalityWatch Live Here
16:00 – 17:30Global Witness and Global CanopyFixing finance from the ground up – making Indigenous voices count in the fight to stop deforestationWatch Live Here
17:00 – 18:00Meeting Ground Theatre & Faith-bridge“Walk the Talk to Talk the Walk” After 500 miles & 55 days on the roadWatch Live Here
18:30 – 21:30Planet ShineThe Voiceless RevolutionWatch 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 Wednesday 3rd November is as follows:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:30 – 10:15NatWest
UK Government
Net Zero and the SME Climate Opportunity
10:30 – 11.15UK GovernmentMobilising Climate Finance
11:30 – 12:15Reckitt
UK Government
Planetary Health and Public Health
13:00 – 13:45CDC Group: Development Finance InstitutionInvesting for Clean and Inclusive Growth in Emerging Markets
14:00 – 14:45Centre for Disaster ProtectionClosing the Protection Gap: How Disaster Finance Partnerships Can Protect More People on the Frontline of the Climate Crisis
15:00 – 15:45Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA)Financial Sector Greening: Building Foundations for Sustainable
Finance in Developing Countries
16:00 – 17:00Bank Of England
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Laying the Foundations for a Net Zero Financial System
17:15 – 18:00UK Export Finance (UKEF)Investing in a Green Future: Channelling the Flow of Export Credit
into Paris-Aligned Projects in Developing Markets

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 Wednesday 3rd November is:

TimeOrganiserEvent TitleWhere to Watch
08:00 – 09:00WMOClimate Science Information for Climate Action
09:30 – 10:30Met 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 – 12:30Fundaciōn Meri
Centre Scientifique de Monaco
Finance and Climate Change: how to move towards economically and environmentally profitable investmentsWatch Live Here
13:00 – 14:00Met OfficeHow can climate informed ‘stress testing’ support a more resilient global economy and society?Watch Live Here
14:30 – 16:00Met Office
The future of climate modellingWatch Live Here
16:30 – 17:30WMOHigh Level Launch of the Climate Science Information for Climate Action Initiative
18:00 – 19:00WMOLiving with climate change; how systemizing predictions of water conditions helps us adapt to a changing climate 
19:30 – 20:30WMOWMO 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.

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
09:00 – 10:30Blue Charter Action GroupsInclusive Ocean Acidification Action – Science to Society
11:00 – 12:30Oceans and Natural Resources / SEforALLAttracting Clean Energy Investment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Investor Roundtable
13:00 – 14:30WWF International, ORRAA,
Accelerating solutions for post COP26: financing ocean resilience as a priority for climate action 
15:00 – 16:30Climate SectionCommonwealth Call to Action on Living Lands (invite only)
17:00 – 18:30Ocean and Natural ResourcesFinancial policy shifts to achieve the Paris Agreement with a focus on carbon pricing and the circular economy
19:00 – 20:00Rotary
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:

TimeOrganiserEvent Title
10:00 – 11:00Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)Consultations on practices for Indigenous Peoples’ participation at UNFCCC constituted bodies and opportunities for better engagement
11:15 – 12:30The Christensen FundShowcasing Indigenous-Led Climate Work
12:45 – 13:45Indigenous Clean Energy Indigenous Clean Energy
14:00 – 14:45Articulation of Indigenous People of BrazilHow much does it cost to implement adaptation actions in Indigenous Lands in Brazil? The path for climate funds to reach indigenous peoples
15:00 – 17:00International Indian Treaty CouncilIndigenous 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 – 17:55Nɨpodɨmakɨ (Uitoto) PeopleCuidando la Selva y el Clima para las futuras generaciones: la vision de la Gente de Centro
18:10 – 19:00Dedicated 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 Viewing Link: Achieving Sustainability: The Role Of Corporations, Strategic Litigation And Ecocide Law

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 CommunityClean Transport

Event Time: 16:00

Event Host: Orkney Islands Council

Event Speakers: David Hibbert, Michael Harvey and Eibhlin Lee

Event Viewing Link: Orkney COP in the CommunityClean Transport

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 Link: Heading for Extinction – Online talk and discussion

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”

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