The COP26 Presidency Timetable – UPDATED

COP26 takes place between 31st October and 12th November in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The conference will feature many events and meetings that will influence how the world tackles and views our challenge to combat climate change in the coming years. However, with so many events taking place it’s important you know exactly what’s going on between both the Presidency Programme and the Green Zone Programme of Events.

What is the COP26 Presidency Timetable?

The COP26 Presidency timetable details two weeks of discussions that runs alongside the ongoing negotiations throughout COP26.

The timetable, put forward by the host nation in July 2021, aims to “drive forward climate ambition and action against key issues” the world faces from climate change.

After the Opening of Negotiations and the World Leaders Summit, each day of COP26 will feature a different thematic issue. That is, until the final day when negotiations are formally closed.

What’s on When?

The Presidency Programme has events most days with one rest day which comes before the second week of negotiations. To make things easier, more accessible and clearer we’ve put together the following overview of what’s on when at COP26.

World Leaders Summit – Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd November

MondayNovember 1stCOP26 Opening Ceremony
Monday – TuesdayNovember 1st – 2ndNational Statements
Monday November 1st 14.30 – 16.30Leaders’ Event: Action and Solidarity – the Critical Decade
TuesdayNovember 2nd09.15 – 12.45Leaders’ Event: Action on Forests and Land Use
Tuesday November 2nd 14.15 – 16.15Leaders’ Event: Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment

Finance – Wednesday 3rd November

Wednesday November 3rd 09.00 – 09.45Headline Event: Financing Our Future
Wednesday November 3rd 10.15 – 11.30A Financial System for Net Zero
Wednesday November 3rd 12.00 – 13.15Financing a More Resilient World
Wednesday November 3rd 12.00 – 13.15 Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action (Closed Door Event)
Wednesday November 3rd 14.15 – 15.30Delivering Finance for Emerging and Developing Markets
Wednesday November 3rd 15.15 – 18.004th High Level Ministerial Dialogue on Long-term Climate Finance

Energy – Thursday 4th November

ThursdayNovember 4th09.30 – 11.00Headline Event: Accelerating a Just and Inclusive Energy Transition: Energy Day Opening Event
Thursday November 4th 11.30 – 13.00Making the Global Transition to Clean Power A Reality – Hosted by the Energy Transition Council
Thursday November 4th 13.30 – 15.00Green Grids Initiative Expo (Attendance by Invite or Request Only)
Thursday November 4th 15.30 – 17.00Powering the World Past Coal – Hosted by The Powering Past Coal Alliance

Youth and Public Empowerment – Friday 5th November

FridayNovember 5th10.00 – 11.15Headline Event: Unifying for Change: the Global Youth Voice at Cop26
FridayNovember 5th 11.00 – 12.00The Role of Parliaments in Climate and Nature Policy
FridayNovember 5th 12.00 – 13.30Intergenerational Inquiry: Youth Stepping Up Climate Action
FridayNovember 5th 14.30 – 16.00The Power of Public Engagement for Harnessing Climate Action: Stories and Lessons of Empowerment From Around the World
FridayNovember 5th 16.00 – 17.30Joint Event of Education And Environment Ministers Summit – Together for Tomorrow: Education and Climate Action
FridayNovember 5th 17.30 – 18.30Youth4Climate at Cop26

Nature and Land-Use – Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November

FridayNovember 5th 08.30 – 10.00UK and Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) Blue Finance Roundtable: Mobilising Finance for Ocean Resilience and Tackling Climate Risk
FridayNovember 5th 17.30 – 19.15COP26 Presidency Ocean Action Ministerial Event – ‘a Call for Ocean Action: Towards Ocean Heath and Resilience’
SaturdayNovember 6th09.00 – 11.30Headline Event: Facing the Facts: Unpacking The Forest, Agriculture & Commodity Trade Dialogue To Tackle Deforestation
Saturday November 6th 12.30 – 13.30Accelerating a Just Rural Transition to Sustainable Agriculture
Saturday November 6th 13.30 – 15.00Get Nature Positive
Saturday November 6th 15.30 – 17.30Nature and Land Use in Delivery of the Paris Goals

Adaptation, Loss, and Damage – Monday 8th November

MondayNovember 8th09.15 – 10.15Hearing From the Frontline
Monday November 8th 10.30 – 13.00Headline Event: Ministerial on Adaptation Action
Monday November 8th 13.00 -14.30Adaptation Fund Contributor Dialogue
Monday November 8th 14.15 – 15.45Exploring Loss and Damage
Monday November 8th 16.00 – 17.301st High Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance Under the CMA
Monday November 8th 16.00 – 17.30 Building a Climate Resilient Future

Gender and Science & Innovation – Tuesday 9th November

TuesdayNovember 9th09.30 – 11.00From Risk to Opportunity: Making Science Work for Solutions
Tuesday November 9th 10.00 – 11.15Climate Action for Health
Tuesday November 9th 11.00 – 13.00Headline Event (Gender): Advancing Gender Equality In Climate Action
Tuesday November 9th 11.30 – 13.00ROAR: Science & Innovation For Climate Adaptation
Tuesday November 9th 13.30 – 14.45Headline Event (S&I): Responding to the IPCC Report: Keeping 1.5°C Alive
Tuesday November 9th 15.30 – 17.30Accelerating Innovation: Cooperation for a Net Zero Future

Transport – Wednesday 10th November

WednesdayNovember 10th09.15 – 10.30Green Shipping Corridors: Launch of the Clydebank Declaration
Wednesday November 10th 10.45 – 12.15Headline Event Accelerating the Zev Transition: A One Way Street
Wednesday November 10th 15.00 – 16.15International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition
Wednesday November 10th 16.30 – 17.45Future of International Road Freight

Cities, Regions and Built Environment – Thursday 11th November

ThursdayNovember 11th09.00 – 10.30Headline Event: Building a Better World Together: Accelerating Deep Collaboration for Built Environment Climate Action
ThursdayNovember 11th 14.00 – 15.30Climate Leadership of Subnational Governments in The UK and Beyond
ThursdayNovember 11th TBCMinisters and Mayors on Buildings as a Critical Climate Solution

The COP26 Presidency Timetable can also be found on the COP26 website or downloaded as a PDF here (COP26 Presidency Timetable PDF).

Stay Updated About COP26 Presidency Discussions

As you can see from the timetable above, there is a lot going on in a short amount of time. However, don’t panic. You can find all the latest news and information from the COP26 Presidency Discussions as well as everything else that happens at COP26 from the CHEC COP26 Hub.

Looking for what else is on at COP26? Check out the COP26 Green Zone of Events!

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