From 1-12 November 2021, the COP26 Green Zone will be open to the public at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Attending in Person

Youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business from across the UK and all over the world will be hosting events, exhibitions, cultural performances, workshops and talks. With over 100 exhibitors, 200 events and 11 sponsors taking over the space, there will be amazing opportunities to listen, learn and celebrate climate action.

You can visit the Green Zone in-person by booking a free ticket online.

To book tickets:

  1. Select the events you would like to attend by browsing the programme below. 
  2. Then click onto the ticketing site to book you and your guests in. You can book tickets for up to 6 people at a time, across a maximum number of 3 days.  

Book your ticket

If you are unable to attend in person you can join virtually by subscribing to the COP26 YouTube channel.

One week before COP26, we will update the listed events below to include a link to each live stream that will be freely available.

View a list of the organisations exhibiting in the Green Zone

Click on a date to view events or use the filters to search events.

Catalysing our Net Zero Future: working with people to take action on climate change
09:30 - 11:00, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Climate Outreach (information network) and CAST (Centre for Climate and Social Transformation)
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Panel
Science and Academia
While systemic government action is critical to our low carbon transition, people also want to know what they can do to take climate action. To effectively and fairly tackle climate change citizens must be engaged and have access to information that can support them to take action. This session focuses on the potential for people […]
Climate and the Deep Sea World: Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Global Efforts – A Visual Journey and Panel
10:00 - 12:00, 01 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Schmidt Ocean Institute
Civil society
Energy
Gender
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
The backdrop of legends and movies, the deep sea has always been unfathomable because we had no idea what existed there. Once thought to be barren of life, we now know this couldn’t be further from the truth. Life exists under extreme conditions at these depths and with every deep-sea expedition we gain a greater […]
An Inter-generational Conversation Among Women and Youth in the Climate Change & Agriculture Arena
10:30 - 12:00, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
Presentation
The event will bring together climate, agriculture gender experts and youth representatives both at the policy and grassroots levels. The session will be an interactive discussion featuring female agricultural experts who are training to become UNFCCC negotiators and youth activists and contributors that, through their shared examples, aim at preserving the planet while increasing their […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
12:00 - 13:00, 01 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
Climate change action: YOUNGO approach
12:00 - 13:30, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
YOUNGO
Film
Panel
Youth
The event will share the initiatives of YOUNGO in the road to COP26 showcasing meaningful youth engagements and how to avoid tokenism in the meanwhile.
Poets for the Planet and Imperial College London present Earthsong: science-inspired poetry against climate change
13:00 - 14:00, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Poets for the Planet
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Workshop
Award-winning poets and spoken word artists from around the world have been matched with researchers from Imperial College London and beyond studying the causes, effects of, and solutions to climate change. In a mixture of exciting live performances and subtitled recordings, they’ll present poetry in a range of languages, with time for questions and answers […]
Pipe Band
13:00 - 14:00, 01 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
Scottish Power Pipe Band
Presentation
One of the world’s leading Grade 1 pipe bands having featured as a regular prizewinner in all major competitions over several decades. Twice Cowal Champions, Scottish Champions, All-Ireland and British Champions and runners-up in the World Championships are just some of their awards
Citizens from the Global Assembly present their proposals
13:00 - 15:30, 01 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Global Assembly
Civil society
Faith
Panel
Join the people involved in the Global Citizens’ Assembly to find out more about how a snapshot of the world population is being brought together to learn and deliberate on the climate and ecological crisis. Global Assembly team members, Susan Nakyung Lee, Claire Mellier and Rich Wilson, will be joined live by citizens from across […]
Are Religious Leaders Rising to the Climate Challenge?
13:30 - 14:30, 01 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Commonwealth Jewish Council
Cities and Built Environment
Faith
Nature
Performance
The Commonwealth Jewish Council recognises that religion is one of the most potent and motivating forces in human society. Unfortunately, far too often the power of religious communities is overlooked in international affairs and only perceived as a source of trouble rather than idealistic action for the good of Humankind. If religions and their leaders […]
Walrus From Space
14:00 - 15:00, 01 Nov 2021
Planetarium
WWF
Panel
Presentation
Science and Academia
Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space! Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus. The climate crisis has put the Arctic in […]
Musicians In Exile
15:00 - 16:00, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
The Glasgow Barons
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Performance
Musicians in Exile, Glasgow’s asylum seeking and refugee musicians, perform their homelands’ music, with new songs created for COP26 about climate change’s impact on refugees. With Eyve Madyise from Zimbabwe, Jose Rojas from Chile, Midya Jan from Syria, Aref Ghorbani and Milad Gharibi from Iran, Angaddeep & Param Singh Vig from India/Afghanistan and Calum Ingram […]
Earth Observers: From space frontiers to frontline farmers; a women-led debate on climate justice.
15:30 - 17:00, 01 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
ActionAid International
Gender
Panel
Science and Academia
Women leaders from the worlds of science, space exploration, activism and the arts discuss how they’ve witnessed climate change from unique vantage points, and what they’ve learned about solutions, collaboration, and ambition. Join Nicole Stott (Veteran-NASA Astronaut) and Julia Sanchez (Secretary General, ActionAid) as they share their experiences alongside women who are on the frontlines […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
16:00 - 17:00, 01 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
Feminist Action for Climate Justice
16:00 - 17:30, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
WEDO
Film
Nature
Performance
Feminists and grassroots activists are at the frontlines of movements and solutions addressing the climate crisis around the world. They are forging pathways towards true climate justice, centered around human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. In this session, they come together to share stories of fierce struggle, enduring hope and lessons […]
Exploring Sustainable Futures Game
17:00 - 18:30, 01 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Cranfield University
Business
Finance
Panel
Embark on an interactive and immersive journey to explore how the world can evolve, as we respond to the cataclysmic effect of climate change. Through using the Cranfield University Sustainability Group’s scenario exploration game, audience members can shape the decisions of the actors on stage and together journey to the future. Join us to explore […]
‘Our Village, Community Corner ’ organised by ‘If Not Us Then Who?
17:00 - 20:00, 01 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
If Not Us Then Who?
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
‘Our Village, Community Corner ’ organised by ‘If Not Us Then Who?’ presents an immersive multimedia IMAX experience from inside indigenous minds to the soul of the climate justice movement. Featuring a new theatre piece, ‘Can I Live?’ from Complicité & Fehinti Balogun. Fehinti tells the story of how, as a Black British man, his […]
Urban informality & inequality – a call for global climate justice
10:00 - 11:30, 02 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF)
Civil society
Global South
Panel
The event, organised by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), in partnership with Cities Alliance and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will bring together international speakers and audience members from local and city governments; central governments; research communities; and civil society to discuss climate justice and the importance of taking account of the cumulative risks […]
Be part of the solution: How research and innovation is tackling climate change
10:00 - 11:30, 02 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
United Kingdom Research & Innovation (UKRI)
Panel
Science and Academia
Talented people with bright ideas in the UK’s research and innovation system are coming together to drive a new green industrial revolution. This revolution is powered by collective expertise and the determination to achieve net zero carbon emissions, live more sustainably and ultimately tackle climate change. The UK’s scientists, researchers and innovators, supported by UKRI […]
RSNO Junior Chorus
11:00 - 11:30, 02 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
RSNO Junior Chorus
Performance
Youth
Join one of the UK’s leading children and youth choirs for a performance of songs inspired by climate change. Directed by Patrick Barrett, members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Junior Chorus will perform a selection of Green Songs by Bob Chilcott and a trio of Assembly Songs by Errollyn Wallen, Shruthi Rajasekar and Claire […]
Walrus From Space
12:00 - 13:00, 02 Nov 2021
Planetarium
WWF
Panel
Presentation
Science and Academia
Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space! Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus. The climate crisis has put the Arctic in […]
The Farewell Glacier by Nick Drake
12:30 - 13:30, 02 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Edel Rae
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
Science and Academia
Youth
Join us for a journey into the mysteries, wonders and climate emergencies of the high Arctic. Scottish Composers, Emma Donald and Isbel Pendlebury, in collaboration with poet and playwright Nick Drake, have created a compelling, informing and emotionally powerful event of music and poetry for COP26. Award-winning Scottish actor, Peter Mullan will read the poems […]
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet
12:30 - 15:00, 02 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
High Commission of Canada in The UK
Documentary
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
Panel
The High Commission of Canada in the UK presents an exclusive IMAX screening of the multiple-award winning Canadian documentary, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, a cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. From concrete seawalls covering 60% of China’s mainland coast to the psychedelic potash mines of Russia’s Ural Mountains, Canadian directors Jennifer Baichwal, […]
Visualising Climate: Young People’s Responses to the Climate Emergency
13:30 - 14:30, 02 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
University of Plymouth
Film
Panel
Youth
This session seeks to empower the generation who will be most impacted by the effects of climate change. Young people’s voices are crucial to adaptation and resilience and film provides a powerful tool to convey their hopes and fears. Professor Alison Anderson will discuss innovative ways in which young people can be engaged with climate […]
“Unlocking the nature/net zero balance” – exploring the twin challenge of tackling climate change while preserving and enhancing our natural environment
13:30 - 14:30, 02 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Water UK
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Nature
Panel
Nature is behind every drop of water that we consume, keeping us healthy and fed, powering industry and the economy. Our aquifers, lakes and wetlands provide us with water storage; our rivers and streams convey water along vibrant wildlife corridors; while our coastal saltmarshes serve as both a natural barrier against storms and as a […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
14:00 - 15:00, 02 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
The Economics of Climate Change
14:30 - 15:30, 02 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Oxera Consulting LLP
Film
Finance
Panel
Oxera, Europe’s foremost economics and finance consultancy, will bring the Economics of Climate Change to life through the film lens as we hear from six guest CEOs and founders of some of the fastest-growing start-ups that are tackling the climate challenge. A short film will show you what investors, economists and GreenTech start-ups are doing, […]
RSNO Junior Chorus
15:00 - 15:30, 02 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
RSNO Junior Chorus
Performance
Youth
Join one of the UK’s leading children and youth choirs for a performance of songs inspired by climate change. Directed by Patrick Barrett, members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Junior Chorus will perform a selection of Green Songs by Bob Chilcott and a trio of Assembly Songs by Errollyn Wallen, Shruthi Rajasekar and Claire […]
Climate Action – Harnessing the Power of Networks!
15:30 - 17:00, 02 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Foundation For Environmental Education
Nature
Panel
Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is the world’s largest environmental education organisation, with 100 members in 79 countries. Through five ground-breaking programmes, we empower people to take meaningful and purposeful action to help create a more sustainable world. The theme of COP 26, ‘Together for Our Planet’ provides an important platform to showcase the impacts […]
The Need to Be Cold
15:30 - 17:00, 02 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Goethe-Institut (Glasgow)
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
Panel
A conversation and artistic intervention on the effects of global warming that threaten the livelihood of Indigenous peoples in the arctic region. For this panel the Goethe-Institut invites experts to discuss ‘Green Colonialism’ and Indigenous self-determination in the North. The hybrid event is part of the cross-border, interdisciplinary project focusing on the Arctic and Boreal […]
Reporting from the Front Line: Telling the stories of climate change
16:15 - 17:30, 02 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, STV In Association With Albert, Supported By Natural Capital Partners
Nature
Panel
What is the role of factual, current affairs and news programming in telling the stories of climate change? With such a powerful platform to educate and inspire, how do broadcasters make global climate change stories relevant to audiences? Can you report the challenges our planet faces without overwhelming or demoralising viewers? And how can broadcasters […]
Fairtrade Farmers: Our Food and the Fight for Climate Justice
16:30 - 18:00, 02 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V.
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Global South
Nature
Panel
Chair: Mary Kinyua, Oserian Flowers, Kenya and Fairtrade International representative to the COP President’s Civil Society and Youth Council Speakers: • Benjamin Franklin Kouamé, Cocoa Farmer and Fairtrade Africa • Andres Gonzales, Sugar Farmer and Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Producers and Workers • Muniraju Shivanna, Sugar farmer and Fairtrade Network of […]
A Beautiful Planet
18:30 - 20:30, 02 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
LakeArts Foundation with the Office Performing Arts
Film
Nature
Panel
Science and Academia
The Award-winning IMAX film, A Beautiful Planet is a breath-taking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the […]
The insurance industry: climate leaders or climate laggards? Launching the 2021 Scorecard on Insurance, Fossil Fuels and Climate Change
09:00 - 10:00, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Insure Our Future
Finance
Panel
On Finance Day at COP26, the Insure Our Future campaign will host an event presenting how the finance industry, specifically insurers, can stop supporting fossil fuels and accelerate the clean energy transition. Speakers will release the 2021 Fossil Fuel Insurance Scorecard, providing the latest assessment on the shift of the insurance industry away from underwriting […]
Pensions with impact – Adopting a transitional mindset for a better future
09:30 - 10:30, 03 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Impact Investing Institute
Finance
Panel
Investors have the power to drive solutions to climate change and support a transition to a net-zero carbon world. With 1% of pension savings across the 37 OECD countries representing US $320 billion, there is great potential for pension schemes to capitalise upon investment opportunities that have positive impact and drive the transition to a […]
Mobilising Equitable, Just and Gender-Sensitive Climate Finance
09:30 - 11:00, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
The Centre for Climate Justice Glasgow Caledonian University
Finance
Gender
Panel
As the University for the Common Good, Glasgow Caledonian University has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for its research strategy. Its flagship Centre for Climate Justice is committed to addressing the overarching objective of the SDGs of ‘leaving no one behind’. This event will shine a spotlight on the need for Advancing […]
Generation Earthshot : Discover What It Takes To Win An Earthshot Prize
09:30 - 11:00, 03 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Generation Earthshot - from World’s Largest Lesson and The Earthshot Prize
Cities and Built Environment
Nature
Panel
Science and Academia
Youth
What does it take to win a £1m Earthshot Prize? Where do ideas come from and how can you come up with solutions to repair the planet? All these questions and more will be explored in an interactive event for school students (aged 10-14) to meet and find out more about some of the 2021 […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
10:00 - 11:00, 03 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
Translink’s Transformative Journey to Decarbonise Public Transport in Northern Ireland
11:00 - 12:00, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Translink
Business
Energy
Panel
Presentation
Transport
Translink is leading the transport transformation in Northern Ireland, aiming to operate a net zero emissions fleet by 2040 and creating advanced services and networks to be your first choice for travel today, for tomorrow. This event will give an account of Translink’s actions to revolutionise and decarbonise NI’s public transport system, transitioning to renewable […]
Dettol Hygiene Quest Live
11:30 - 12:30, 03 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
EVERFI UK Ltd on behalf of Reckitt
Presentation
Principal Partner
At COP26 Dettol will be bringing to life Dettol Hygiene Quest – their brand-new hygiene programme for primary schools. Dettol Hygiene Quest has been created in collaboration with medical experts, curriculum designers and gamification specialists to build long lasting hygiene habits amongst children aged 6-9. Dettol Hygiene Quest Live will contain a mix of drama […]
Walrus From Space
12:00 - 13:00, 03 Nov 2021
Planetarium
WWF
Panel
Presentation
Science and Academia
Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space! Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus. The climate crisis has put the Arctic in […]
Role of indigenous peoples and their communities and nature-based solutions
12:00 - 13:30, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) and Law, Environment and Natural Resources (DAR)
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
Presentation
The event seeks to generate a space for dialogue and analysis to highlight the importance of the role of indigenous peoples and their territories in the achievement of government´s climate commitments in a context of green, fair and resilient recovery, post COVID 19. For this, solutions based on communities and nature will be socialized, emphasizing […]
How your wallet could save the world
12:00 - 14:00, 03 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Make My Money Matter, Count Us In and WWF-UK
Film
Panel
Your money is so powerful. It could help tackle the climate crisis or fan the flames. It’s one of our biggest weapons in the fight against the climate crisis, and it’s time people unlocked that hidden superpower to build a better world. Take pensions. Make My Money Matter’s research shows that having a green pension […]
Living-Language-Land – Listening to nature in languages not our own
13:30 - 14:30, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
The Living-Language-Land Project
Film
Nature
Panel
The languages we speak shape how we understand the world around us, including our connections to land and nature. But as fast as we’re losing species from our planet, so we’re losing languages that offer different ways of seeing. What connections, ideas and wisdom are we losing as those languages are lost? What powerful strategies […]
Inuit Knowledge, Innovation and Infrastructure – Inuit youth perspectives on infrastructure for adaptation and resilience
13:30 - 15:00, 03 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Inuit Circumpolar Council
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
Presentation
The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) will host a panel discussion with Inuit youth from across Inuit Nunaat, Inuit homelands and territory, to explore answers to the question of how existing Inuit knowledge and Inuit innovation and technologies might help better inform climate-resilient infrastructure. Most of Inuit Nunaat already has an infrastructure deficit that connects to […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
14:00 - 15:00, 03 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
Faiths together for carbon neutral cities: an interfaith panel discussion with grassroots leaders
14:30 - 16:00, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Faith for the Climate
Faith
Gender
Panel
The panel will include Amandeep Kaur Mann (EcoSikh UK), Rajesh Purohit (Hindu Climate Action), Kamran Shezad (Bahu Trust) and Olivia Fuchs (Eco Dharma Network). It will be followed by a response from Olivia Hanks, a Quaker representative from Faith for the Climate’s Steering Group, and chaired by Canon Giles Goddard, founder and Chair of Faith […]
Voices from the Forest: A Film Showcase For People and Forests
15:00 - 17:00, 03 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Environmental Investigation Agency
Civil society
Film
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
The Environmental Investigation Agency, If Not Us Then Who and Rainforest Foundation UK, along with Kaoem Telapak and the Tenure Facility, present a showcase of short films highlighting the role local communities play in forest protection, and the urgent need to include them as partners to protect the threatened forests of the world. The films […]
Women in Finance Climate Action Group: practical steps to deliver finance for climate action and gender equality
15:30 - 17:00, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Aviva plc
Finance
Gender
Panel
Women and girls are hit hardest by climate impacts around the world. They are also hugely under-represented in climate negotiations. Join Aviva CEO Amanda Blanc as she convenes the Women in Finance Climate Action Group – a collective of women leaders from around the world – to set out how we can tackle the connected […]
Fixing finance from the ground up – making Indigenous voices count in the fight to stop deforestation
16:00 - 17:30, 03 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Global Witness and Global Canopy
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
An event bringing together Indigenous communities, financial leaders, and policy makers to find solutions to the deforestation epidemic. There is no end to the climate crisis without stopping tropical deforestation. Our forests are our key ally if we’re to keep to our climate goals. In 2020 the tropics lost 12.2 million hectares of forest cover. […]
“Walk the Talk to Talk the Walk” After 500 miles & 55 days on the road
17:00 - 18:00, 03 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Meeting Ground Theatre & Faith-bridge
Performance
Meeting Ground Theatre & Faith-bridge ‘Camino to Cop” invite travellers from around the world to share stories, songs & poetry of Resilience & Hope for the Future. Featuring Coat of Hopes “Stitching Event”, Fiddlers Carolyne Francis & Anne Wood, & The Old Crone & her apron of spells!
The Voiceless Revolution
18:30 - 21:30, 03 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Planet Shine
Civil society
Film
Nature
Panel
Youth
Hosted by planetSHINE founder and CEO, Rachel McClelland and Scottish entrepreneur and Prickly Thistle founder, Clare Campbell, The Voiceless Revolution will be an entertaining, inspiring and inclusive mix of real talk, film and action focused on the communities who, until now, haven’t had a voice amid the climate emergency. We are bringing together a committee […]
Covid-19: what has it meant for the people, the planet, and the future of off-grid energy access?
09:30 - 10:30, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Bboxx Ltd
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Global South
Panel
The panelists, the top off-grid sector experts and players, will explore the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on provision of decentralised clean energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South more broadly. They will discuss what the off-grid energy sector now needs to ensure the inclusive, resilient, and green recovery required for reaching climate-related […]
Commercial Buildings: A real asset in addressing climate change?
09:30 - 11:00, 04 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Better Buildings Partnership
Business
Cities and Built Environment
Panel
The built environment is responsible for c40% of global carbon emissions. Significant investment will be needed to decarbonise commercial buildings and make real estate assets resilient to the physical impacts of climate change. This event will provide an insight into the critical role that the commercial real estate sector plays in addressing climate change, highlighting […]
Fast Forward, a series of short films that explore five artists’ dreams for a regenerative world
09:30 - 11:00, 04 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Little Sun
Civil society
Film
Global South
Nature
Panel
Founded by contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson, Little Sun is a nonprofit organization that works to deliver affordable clean energy solutions and inspire climate action. In this session, Little Sun will screen its latest culture project, Fast Forward, a series of short films that explore five artists’ dreams for a regenerative world. Featuring voices from Ethiopia, […]
Let’s Talk Energy – ScottishPower Renewables
10:00 - 11:30, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Scottish Power
Panel
Principal Partner
Youth
Young people from across Scotland are invited to make their voices heard at a live discussion event. They will work together to create their own Net Zero Energy Policy for Scotland for 2045. Policy actions selected will be considered for use in future COP engagement by ScottishPower Renewables. Following a programme of classroom learning to […]
‘Just Climate Energy’ – Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Energy Transition
11:30 - 13:00, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Indigenous Clean Energy
Civil society
Indigenous Peoples
Presentation
This COP26 Indigenous Renewable Energy Microgrids for Just Energy Transition session is focused on strengthening global networking to accelerate energy transition through Renewable Energy Microgrids (REMs) in Indigenous communities through an all-encompassing approach. The session will be inclusive of civil society and community leadership to exemplify how a people’s agenda can be brought to REMs […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
12:00 - 13:00, 04 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
“Global Youth Energy Outlook Launch: Effectively partnering with youth on climate action”
12:00 - 13:30, 04 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Student Energy
Panel
Youth
Join Student Energy for the launch of the inaugural Global Youth Energy Outlook report. Youth are calling for leaders in all sectors to move beyond tokenism and engage with youth through equitable and meaningful partnerships. How can decision-makers work with youth to accelerate climate action and the sustainable energy transition? The Global Youth Energy Outlook […]
Business and Climate Justice: Empowering Women Through a Just Transition
12:30 - 14:00, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Business Fights Poverty
Gender
Panel
Science and Academia
Lunch will be provided at the end of the event. Climate change is impacting all of us, but the severest and most immediate impacts are already being felt by the most vulnerable. The event will focus on the challenges facing women in the transition to a green economy. We will explore, among other areas, the […]
How sport can help kick carbon, with Sky Sports
13:30 - 14:30, 04 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Sky
Civil society
Film
Panel
Principal Partner
Youth
See how climate change will have an impact on sport, and how the immense power of sport can help to combat the climate crisis, with Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn and guests. Plus, an exclusive first look of a brand new short-form documentary created by Sky Sports – Cricket’s Climate Crisis.
Walrus From Space
14:00 - 15:00, 04 Nov 2021
Planetarium
WWF
Panel
Presentation
Science and Academia
Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space! Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus. The climate crisis has put the Arctic in […]
Fear of the Green Planet
14:00 - 15:00, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
May Project Gardens
Performance
Presentation
Fear of the Green Planet is a multimedia and participatory music project by Co-Founder of May Project Gardens and Artist KMT Freedom Teacher; permeating the whole-systems thinking that permaculture inspires. Launching the development of a new genre that advocates for solutions oriented social and climate justice. This project is a full length album through the […]
Regions beyond coal: European voices on moving from dirty energy – and how to make it fair
14:30 - 16:00, 04 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
WWF European Policy Office and CEE Bankwatch
Energy
Panel
Presentation
Europe’s coal regions have a story to tell. Once the backbone of industry, their traditional livelihood is under threat as countries end fossil fuels. Europe’s coal regions know the damage it does if people and their livelihoods are forgotten in coal exit plans. Coal is on its way out, but a just transition isn’t guaranteed: […]
Scottish EDGE climate funding event
15:00 - 16:30, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
NatWest Group - Scottish EDGE Event
Business
Panel
Scottish EDGE, the UK’s biggest funding competition for high growth potential businesses brings their 2021 Net Zero EDGE award final to COP26. Sustainable companies across Scotland have applied to pitch live to secure funding of up to £100,000, thanks to additional support from the Royal Bank of Scotland. The new Net Zero EDGE award reflects […]
Hydro: Powering a Net Zero Future
15:30 - 17:00, 04 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
SSE
Business
Energy
Nature
Principal Partner
Science and Academia
SSE will premiere Hydro: Powering a Net Zero Future, a film celebrating the rich heritage of hydro power and looking ahead to its vital role in combating climate change. The film will look at the transformative social and economic impact hydro power had on the north of Scotland following WW2, the continued role it plays […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
16:00 - 17:00, 04 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
Indigenous peoples of the Amazon and climate change: new solutions for energy from the indigenous territories
16:00 - 17:30, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Rede de Cooperação Amazônica - RCA
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
Panel
Classified as “clean energy”, large hydropower plants located in tropical forested regions may lead to significant carbon dioxide and methane. Running over human rights, profound impacts on biodiversity and traditional communities, violation of international laws and agreements and allegations of widespread corruption are some of the examples that have been observed about the construction of […]
Corey Baker Dance Presents: Renewable Moves
17:00 - 18:00, 04 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Corey Baker Dance
Performance
Movement is fueled, and inspired, by renewable energy in this new dance experience from multi-award winning choreographer, filmmaker and director Corey Baker. Renewable Moves harnesses the urgency of the moves we must all collectively make towards renewable energy. Embodied by world-class dancers, the message behind Renewable Moves is clear, simple and fun; an engaging and […]
Countdown to Planet Zero combating climate change with chemistry
17:00 - 18:00, 04 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
Panel
Science and Academia
Climate change is “code red for humanity”. We aim for ‘Net Zero’ but if the world continues at this pace, there will be no Planet left – Planet Zero. A recent University of Bath global survey revealed, 60% of today’s youth feels overwhelmed by climate anxiety. Global temperature increases will result in the forced displacement […]
The Ashden Awards 2021: celebrating bold and brilliant climate pioneers
18:00 - 21:00, 04 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Ashden
Panel
Presentation
This year the annual Ashden Awards celebration will tell visitors to the Glasgow COP and a global online audience the inspiring stories of climate champions from around the world. Champions whose exciting initiatives can fire us towards a low-carbon future. At 6pm on 4 November, the nine 2021 Award winners will be announced, and we […]
Faith in Action to strengthen community-led and gender inclusive adaptation for climate justice
09:30 - 10:30, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Islamic Relief Sweden in collaboration with Act Church of Sweden
Faith
Panel
To be sustainable and just, climate adaptation efforts need to be gender inclusive and locally led. Faith-based actors are an integral part of crisis-affected communities, and are present before, during and after a climate induced crisis. What role does the faith perspective play, and what is needed to allow and spur faith actors to be […]
Polar Net Zero
09:30 - 11:00, 05 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
British Antarctic Survey
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Cities and Built Environment
Energy
Panel
This interactive event challenges young people around the globe to think about the part they can play in creating a low carbon future. By questioning world-leading experts who are developing sustainable solutions to reduce energy use at British Antarctic Survey research stations school children will learn how human ingenuity, creativity, and technology can help people […]
Culture: The missing link
10:00 - 11:30, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Julie's Bicycle
Civil society
Panel
Across the world, artists and arts organisations are mobilising around the climate crisis and discovering a deeper connection to the planet. This in-conversation event, chaired by Alison Tickell, founder and CEO of non-profit Julie’s Bicycle, explores the vital role that arts and culture must play in climate transformation. Composed of artists, activists and environmental experts […]
What Does Meaningful Youth Leadership Look Like?
11:30 - 13:00, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK)
Global South
Panel
Youth
Join youth climate activists from around the world as they talk about the impacts of climate change they are experiencing and the action and campaigning they are part of. Campaigners from Mock COP26 and Fridays for Future MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) will join in-person and youth who cannot attend COP26 via video. They […]
Walrus From Space
12:00 - 13:00, 05 Nov 2021
Planetarium
WWF
Panel
Presentation
Science and Academia
Gaze down at the Arctic and see walrus, from space! Join scientists from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to discuss the Walrus From Space project and learn how YOU can help them better understand the impacts of the climate crisis on walrus. The climate crisis has put the Arctic in […]
National Youth Theatre’s ‘On The Edge’ performance
12:30 - 14:00, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Panel
Presentation
Youth
On The Edge: young people aged 18-26 from the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain’s national network present a creative exploration of young people’s eco-anxiety in the face of climate uncertainty through a performance of spoken word, poetry, music and short film. National Youth Theatre (NYT) is enabling the voices of young people from marginalised […]
Climate justice, education and gender equality: targeting the connections
13:00 - 14:30, 05 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Malala Fund
Civil society
Gender
Youth
Failing to recognise and address the links between climate change, girls’ education and gender equality undermines both the Paris Agreement and the right to education for millions of students. We know that many of the root causes of climate change contribute to gender inequality which can lead to girls being out of school – this […]
Policymaking for Future Generations: A Blueprint For A Green Future
13:30 - 14:30, 05 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
One Young World
Panel
Youth
One Young World, the global forum for young leaders, in collaboration with the Future Generations Commission for Wales, is hosting an immersive panel on the topic of carving a path to net zero, where young leaders and innovation play a key role in the vision and establishment of a green future. Too often legislation regarding […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
14:00 - 15:00, 05 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
Strengthening Parliamentary Consensus For Global Change
14:00 - 17:30, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
APPG
Political consensus provides the foundation for consistent, long-term climate action. Consensus has helped successive UK governments deliver the Climate Change Act, Net Zero legislation, and the basis to host COP26. All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) and Caucuses have played a role in building and sustaining that consensus – helping parliamentarians understand the issues and engage with […]
Visions of tomorrow for a sustainable future in Scotland and Malawi
15:00 - 16:00, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
2050 Climate Group
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Global South
Panel
Our generation, and those that follow, will live with the consequences of the decisions being made now at COP26 in Glasgow. The international collaboration between Malawi Scotland Partnership and 2050 Climate Group was announced by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in 2018 at the 2050 Climate Group Youth Summit. We’ve been supported by the Scottish […]
CBM UK: An inclusive planet: inclusion, mental health and climate change
15:30 - 17:30, 05 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
CBM UK [legal name: Christian Blind Mission (United Kingdom) Ltd].
Civil society
Disability
Panel
This interactive event will bring together International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), policymakers and other key partners involved in disability inclusive climate research and innovation. The event has the following aims: 1 – to highlight the impact of climate change on the health and wellbeing of persons with disabilities; 2 – […]
Indigenous calls for climate action – A screening of 4 documentary films giving voice to Indigenous Peoples from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Myanmar
15:30 - 17:00, 05 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs – IWGIA
Documentary
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
The event will give the audience a unique insight into Indigenous knowledge holders’ reflections on the climate crisis. The voices of Indigenous women, men and youth from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Myanmar will be heard at this screening of award-winning documentaries by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs – IWGIA. The audience will also […]
I stand for what I stand on
17:00 - 18:00, 05 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Strike A Light
Performance
Presentation
Youth
I stand for what I stand on is a dramatic presentation by four young climate activists from Gloucester supported by a global digital cast and produced by Strike A Light. Drawing on autobiographical experiences,a love of Harry Styles and Abba, an extraordinary understanding of the climate crisis and cardboard protest signs, this event shares the […]
Youth4planet earthbeat collaboration: Amplifying the voices of young people through film and the media
18:00 - 21:00, 05 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Youth4planet e.V.
Youth
Youth4planet, in collaboration with Spring Films, TVE and InsightShare, will be curating an evening that highlights the voices of young people from all over the world, in their quest for a better and more hopeful future. The evening will be dedicated to showcasing films made by young people around the world, telling their own stories […]
Coastal Blue Carbon Panel – The vital role of mangroves for climate change mitigation and adaptation
09:30 - 10:30, 06 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Blue Ventures
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Nature
Panel
Mangrove forests are the ultimate nature-based solutions for both climate change mitigation and adaptation. They capture and store carbon dioxide – coastal blue carbon – and they do this at rates far greater than most tropical rainforests. Protecting and restoring mangroves is a highly efficient and effective way to simultaneously reduce GHG emissions, and supporting […]
Planetary Conservation: A global intergenerational discussion on how to effectively preserve and safeguard the natural world
09:30 - 11:00, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
One Young World
Global South
Nature
Panel
The destruction of nature is not contained within national boundaries, so why are our responses? This session will address the need for cross border collaboration to preserve the natural world and its biodiversity. There is a need for a cultural shift from one that separates people from nature to one which emphasises the symbiotic relationship […]
Mobilising systems-change for a regenerative future
10:00 - 12:00, 06 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Ecosia
A fundamental systems-change is urgently needed to respond to the climate crisis. Growth at any cost is no longer an option and has led to disastrous consequences for our planet. Voices critical to our future are being lost in the conversation and local communities and their knowledge is being sidelined. Drawing on the experiences of […]
 Weathering the Storm: Scottish Poets Discuss Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation
10:30 - 12:00, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Seachdain na Gàidhlig
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Performance
Three Scottish poets, Roseanne Watt from Shetland, with Pàdraig MacAoidh and Donald S. Murray, both from Lewis, will give readings of their work which reflects the challenges faced by island communities due to climate change and the ecological degradation it causes. They also represent the diverse linguistic traditions of the Scottish islands which have persisted […]
The Future of Wildlife Filmmaking – Beyond the Frame
11:30 - 13:00, 06 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Filmmakers for Future: Wildlife
Business
Documentary
Global South
Nature
Panel
In this session the filmmakers behind some of the most loved nature documentaries on the planet come together to discuss what role wildlife films could, and should, play to help create a safe and just future for the living world. COP26 is an opportunity to have some brave conversations. It is time to explore if […]
Our Place in the Cosmos
12:00 - 13:00, 06 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
“where were you / when the seas / were warming?” A Young Poets Network showcase with People Need Nature
12:00 - 13:00, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
The Poetry Society
Performance
Youth
Join us as ten award-winning young poets speak out against climate injustice and call for natural and humane solutions to the climate crisis. We’ll hear from the winners of the Poems to Solve the Climate Crisis Challenge, run by The Poetry Society’s global Young Poets Network in partnership with People Need Nature. Writers aged 15-24 […]
Children’s eco choir
13:00 - 14:00, 06 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
S.O.S from the Kids
As seen on Britain’s Got Talent, S.O.S from the Kids are the children’s eco-choir that moved the hearts of millions in 2020 with their original and impactful form of climate action. Having received high praise from Sir David Attenborough, the choir has continued to go from strength to strength. Today’s dynamic performance will include spectacular […]
“Why Culture Matters” Presentation by Chris Rainier and Olivia McKendrick, founders of The Cultural Sanctuaries Foundation
13:00 - 14:00, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Cultural Sancturies
Energy
Panel
Presentation
The traditional knowledge of indigenous communities is crucial in the global fight for nature and against climate change. Science proves that indigenous peoples are the best guardians of the land. Chris and Olivia will discuss the importance of the protection of indigenous cultures in the conservation of biodiversity and the work that The Cultural Sanctuaries […]
OwnIt: Empowering women to use their money for the climate Partner organisations: Friends of the Earth, Enrol Yourself, Ethex and Energise Africa
14:00 - 15:30, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Ethex
Business
Finance
Panel
The need for change in the finance sector has never been greater. It’s estimated that between $1.6 – $3.8 trillion needs to be invested each year in order to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and according to Banktrack 33 global banks invested $1.9 trillion into carbon intensive projects between 2016 – 2018. It’s […]
Monitoring the lungs of the world from space – what satellites reveal about carbon storage in the forests of the Earth
14:00 - 15:00, 06 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Space4Climate
Nature
Panel
Trees are a key nature-based mechanism for delivering on Net Zero commitments to meet the 1.5°C global warming target in the Paris Agreement. The role of forests and trees is vital because of their moderating influence globally on carbon, their impact nationally for carbon accounting and locally for people’s livelihoods. We have choices that can […]
Hear from Steve Backshall and watch exclusive screening of ‘Shark with Steve Backshall’
14:00 - 15:30, 06 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Sky
Film
Nature
Panel
Principal Partner
Watch exclusive screening of new Sky Nature show Shark with Steve Backshall, a revelatory series that celebrates the wonder of sharks as a key part of keeping our oceans and planet healthy. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Steve Backshall.
Childrens Environmental Choir
15:00 - 16:00, 06 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
We Are the Voice
We Are the Voice Children’s Environmental Choir campaigns for the environment through the medium of music. Lifting hearts and minds and inspiring hope, they sing for the climate, oceans and trees, for the species with which we share our world and for the children’s futures.
Films as agents for change: Be astounded by the full-dome film Climate Crimes and discuss with communication experts how best to inspire change
16:00 - 17:00, 06 Nov 2021
Planetarium
EnviroFest International
Getting the message across: How do we increase the effectiveness of climate communications? How do we use film and video to engage audiences and inspire action? How do we motivate individuals, communities and broader society to make changes and take action to protect our planet? If these questions are relevant to you please come and […]
Can Soaps spread the word on climate change?
16:00 - 17:00, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, STV In Association With Albert, Supported By Natural Capital Partners
Civil society
Performance
Youth
Continuing Drama has a long and proud history of tackling social issues on screen, breaking down complicated often divisive subjects for its audience and helping viewers to explore topics through the eyes of their favourite characters. So can our soaps help save the planet? What is their role in bringing the complex issues that surround […]
A just rural transition towards sustainable agriculture and halting deforestation and conversion from agricultural commodities – Working collaboratively to deliver for climate, nature and people
16:00 - 17:30, 06 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Meridian Institute/Just Rural Transition co-sponsoring with Tropical Forest Alliance / FACT Multistakeholder Track
Nature
Performance
Food and land use systems currently contribute up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions globally. They are also the biggest driver of deforestation, conversion of natural ecosystems and habitats, and biodiversity loss. Tackling these challenges whilst providing sustainable resilient livelihoods for food producers and nutritious, affordable food for a growing global population is therefore […]
NATURE AIN’T A LUXURY – Why Young Black & Brown People feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI
16:30 - 18:00, 06 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Louis VI
Film
Nature
Performance
Expect a mixture of live music, film from Louis himself, talks, a diverse interactive panel of brilliant young POC Experts & Climate Activists exploring why people of colour in the UK & the West have been purposefully alienated & disconnected from the Natural world & what we’re doing about it. Through music & film and […]
We cannot win on climate without winning on nature.
16:30 - 18:00, 06 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Unilever
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Film
Nature
Panel
Principal Partner
Unilever will be hosting a film screening about action towards a nature positive, net zero world. The event will explore a combination of solutions including the role of technology, use of data, engagement of people and partnerships. This will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with 4-5 participants with a possible Q&A with the […]
Exclusive screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s LEGACY
19:00 - 21:30, 06 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
HOPE Production
Film
10 years after the world-wide success of his film HOME, Yann Arthus-Bertrand makes LEGACY, about his own life and 40 years of commitment to the planet. A personal film where the photographer and film-maker delivers a sensitive and radical vision of our world, which he has seen deteriorating during his generation. Behind the beauty of […]
Green Career Pathways
09:30 - 10:30, 07 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
University of Edinburgh
Business
Panel
Performance
The Green Career Pathways event examines and debates the roles of education, training and employment in delivering a resilient and equitable transition to net zero. Following a keynote presentation on The Role of Education & Skills in UK and Global Climate Action the expert panel will provide insights into Navigating A Green Career Pathway. Panellists […]
Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth with Oliver Jeffers
10:00 - 11:30, 07 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Apple & Oliver Jeffers Studio
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Civil society
Film
Science and Academia
Join artist and author Oliver Jeffers for a screening of the Apple Original film “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” available on Apple TV+. After the film, Jeffers will lead families in an interactive discussion about Earth, in celebration of the place we call home. Film Synopsis: On the eve of Earth […]
Coast to coast: nature-based solutions for climate, biodiversity and people – lessons learned and stories from the ground.
10:30 - 12:00, 07 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
The RSPB and Environment Agency
Film
Nature
Join us for the premiere of an inspirational film highlighting coastal habitat restoration with examples from the UK, China, South Korea and the Cayman Islands, followed by an expert Q&A panel discussion. Hosted by the RSPB and the Environment Agency, this event will showcase successful examples of habitat restoration in coastal wetlands and illustrate the […]
Childrens Environmental Choir
11:00 - 12:00, 07 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
We Are the Voice
Performance
We Are the Voice Children’s Environmental Choir campaigns for the environment through the medium of music. Lifting hearts and minds and inspiring hope, they sing for the climate, oceans and trees, for the species with which we share our world and for the children’s futures.
STEM for all and the climate crisis
11:00 - 13:00, 07 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
INWES International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists
Gender
Panel
Youth
How can STEM Women, Entrepreneurs and Youth Address the Global Climate Crisis? The International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES) is collaborating with Scottish Engineering and other partners to create a gender-inclusive global conversation about the role of the young in STEM addressing climate change. This hybrid (online, onsite, offline) event is for the […]
Arctic Free
11:30 - 13:00, 07 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Parvati Foundation
Performance
Presentation
“Arctic Free”, a visually stunning multimedia presentation, reveals the urgency to safeguard the Arctic Ocean in its entirety for the sake of our collective survival. Presented by the international nonprofit Parvati Foundation, it features beautiful footage with testimonials by scientists, youth and luminaries about the importance of the ocean.
Our Place in the Cosmos
12:00 - 13:00, 07 Nov 2021
Planetarium
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Documentary
Film
“Our Place in the Cosmos” is a planetarium show about the special, fragile place of the Earth in our Galaxy, the only habitat we yet know able to sustain life. Our home needs to be in the right place of our Galaxy to be safe from violent activity like supernovae. Yet we needed such activity […]
‘State of Earth’ Question Time
12:30 - 14:30, 07 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Born Free Foundation
Panel
Presentation
Building on the success of previous events held at the Birdfair festival at Rutland Wildlife Reserve in East Anglia, the ‘State of the Earth’ Question Time event will be chaired by Born Free Policy Advisor and Wildlife Advocate Dominic Dyer and will be based on the format of the BBC current affairs programme, with questions […]
Children’s eco choir
13:00 - 14:00, 07 Nov 2021
Atrium - Not bookable
S.O.S from the Kids
Performance
As seen on Britain’s Got Talent, S.O.S from the Kids are the children’s eco-choir that moved the hearts of millions in 2020 with their original and impactful form of climate action. Having received high praise from Sir David Attenborough, the choir has continued to go from strength to strength. Today’s dynamic performance will include spectacular […]
Ancient Knowledge and Modern Thinking: Climate Perspectives in Folk Art
13:00 - 14:30, 07 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
The Open University and Glasgow Life
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
How can art and science come together to inform the future of climate action? How can we utilise learnings from Indigenous communities to inspire nature-based solutions? In a fascinating event, Indigenous artists and experts from The Open University and Glasgow Life will explore the connections between culture, citizens, and climate by examining three works of […]
Act4Food Act4Change: Calling all young people to be agents of change in food systems transformation
14:00 - 15:00, 07 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Food Foundation
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Panel
Youth
The critical role that the food system plays in shaping our planetary and individual health is now undisputed. Our food systems are responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and the primary driver of biodiversity loss. Globally, 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet, whilst 1 in 3 people are living with overweight or […]
Not just for a rainy day: How to green your finance
14:30 - 15:30, 07 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
PPL PWR
Business
Finance
Panel
Ever wondered what happens to your money when you’re not looking? (Spoiler, there’s a lot going on). Join our panellists as we demystify the often-baffling world of finance. Over the session, you’ll learn how to take control of your savings, pensions and banking and ensure that they’re working to create a greener, healthier and happier […]
So, you want a Green job?
15:30 - 17:00, 07 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Green Jobs Day - DfE Green Skills Event
Business
Panel
According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a green economy will generate 24 million new jobs worldwide over the next decade, offering opportunities for young graduates, business, and governments alike. The need to tackle climate change has become increasingly apparent and throughout the globe popular support for robust action is increasing. This has resulted in […]
Films as agents for change: Be astounded by the full-dome film Climate Crimes and discuss with communication experts how best to inspire change
16:00 - 17:00, 07 Nov 2021
Planetarium
EnviroFest International
Getting the message across: How do we increase the effectiveness of climate communications? How do we use film and video to engage audiences and inspire action? How do we motivate individuals, communities and broader society to make changes and take action to protect our planet? If these questions are relevant to you please come and […]
Arctic Drift – A climate research documentary on the most extensive scientific expedition to the Arctic in history – ‘MOSAiC’
16:00 - 18:00, 07 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar- and Marine Research
Documentary
Film
Nature
Science and Academia
If we don’t make immediate and sweeping efforts to combat climate warming, we’ll soon see ice-free Arctic summers, which will have incalculable repercussions for our own weather and climate. During the one-year MOSAiC expedition, led by the German Alfred Wegener Institute, hundreds of scientists from all over the world explored the epicentre of climate change […]
World Leaders, Listen Up! Sky Kids Screening, plus Q&A with Steve Backshall: ‘COP26: In Your Hands’ and ‘Sharks Up Close’
16:00 - 17:15, 07 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Sky
Film
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
Principal Partner
Youth
Hear from kids around the globe in family-friendly Sky Kids screening of COP26: In Your Hands, and new Sky Kids series Sharks Up Close, with eco-alien OBKI and MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps, followed by a Q&A with Steve Backshall.
Panel discussion: Behavioural climate policy in the global community
17:00 - 18:00, 07 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Climate-Nudge research consortium, University of Turku, Finland
Panel
Science and Academia
Green nudges and other forms of behavioural climate policy can be cost-effective methods to help citizens and communities make climate-friendly choices. This panel brings together scientists and ethicists to discuss how these steering instruments work and what are their effects and limitations. The panel is chaired by Jarno Tuominen. The panellists are Professor Till Grüne-Yanoff, […]
Change
18:00 - 21:00, 07 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Scottish Youth Film Foundation
Film
Principal Partner
Youth
The Scottish Youth Film Foundation (SYFF), in partnership with ScottishPower, present the finalists of the 2021 film competition for young Scottish filmmakers on the theme of ‘Change’. Hosted by SYFF Patron and film director Jason Connery.
The Political Participation of Young Migrant Women in the Pursuit of Climate Justice
09:00 - 10:30, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Radical Girlsss
Gender
Panel
Youth
Why do young female migrants’ voices matter in the pursuit of climate resilience and adaptation? How can we encourage migrant women’s political participation and leadership? What tools are available for migrant women to meaningfully address broader frameworks of injustice in the struggle for climate justice? Join a panel of young migrant women and members of […]
Youth-led research showcase and interactive dialogue on the impact of climate change on youth livelihoods and health in Africa
09:30 - 10:30, 08 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Restless Development
Global South
Panel
Youth
This intergenerational discussion will showcase new findings from two youth-led research projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe, looking at the impact of climate change on youth livelihoods and of global heating on health respectively. The event will share insights about the distinctive climate change related challenges facing young people and their communities and suggest routes to […]
Using the SDGs to tackle the Climate Emergency: here’s how!
10:00 - 11:30, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Women's Engineering Society
Global South
Panel
This debate will focus on the role of the SDGs in tackling the climate emergency, bringing in references to diversity and inclusion and managing a ‘whole life’ approach. “Each of the SDGs are interdependent and engineers, environmentalists and asset managers must engage with all of them in order to effectively tackle the climate emergency in […]
Unlocking Climate Solutions: From the Pacific Islands to the Arctic, why Indigenous knowledge must take centre stage.
10:00 - 11:30, 08 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
One Young World
Civil society
Indigenous Peoples
Nature
Panel
Youth
The Pacific Islands are under threat. Climate change has led to warmer waters, changing weather patterns, flooding and coral bleaching, and many islands are predicted to be lost to rising seas within our lifetime. Simultaneously, the Arctic is warming quicker than any other region on Earth and Arctic cultures are experiencing the devastating erosion of […]
Running the Race to Resilience Together: Communities Tapping Their Shared Cultures and Heritage for Climate Action
11:30 - 13:00, 08 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
Climate Heritage Network
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Panel
Culture — from arts to heritage — can help catalyse a step-change in the global ambition for climate resilience. In the past, this potential has often gone untapped, but this is changing as evidenced by the inclusion of culture-bases strategies in the updated Marrakesh Partnership Resilience Pathway and the new Race to Resilience. This event […]
Social innovation and climate justice
11:30 - 13:00, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Glasgow Caledonian University
Global South
Panel
As the University for the Common Good and a leading widening-access higher education institution, Glasgow Caledonian University seeks to enhance resilience and adaptability to change in local and international communities. The first university to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for its research strategy, GCU seeks to transform communities across the globe. Here, […]
Human Rights and Climate Impacts in Latin America
12:30 - 14:00, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Asociación La Ruta del Clima
Global South
Panel
Participatory dialogue on the rights of vulnerable communities in Latin America due to climate change impacts. This space will short interventions from adaptation and loss and damage experts and grassroots advocates from Latin America. Speakers: Maria Alejandra Aguilar, Climate Justice Coordinator, Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad. Javier Dávalos Gonzalez, Coordinator of the Climate Change Program, Asociación […]
The Great Green Wall Documentary – the line that unites Africa
12:30 - 14:30, 08 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Hogan Lovells
Documentary
Global South
Join Hogan Lovells & the Great Green Wall Frontline team on a music-driven journey across Africa’s Great Green Wall. Followed by a panel discussion on how you can become involved in this wildly ambitious movement, featuring Malian musician and climate activist, Inna Modja The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition […]
We Make Our Future
14:00 - 15:00, 08 Nov 2021
Planetarium
University of the West of England
We Make Our Future is an interactive, educational and entertaining science show for the next generation of engineers.   Full-dome digital projections allow us to visit engineering marvels from history and explore the pros and cons of modern life. Learn how the Engineering Design Process can spark our imagination for sustainability solutions to the greatest […]
“Into the Amazon” (Musical production)
14:00 - 15:00, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
Emily Burridge - musician
Gender
Global South
Indigenous Peoples
Performance
Founder and trustee of the charitable trust “Indigenous People’s Cultural Support Trust” and internationally acclaimed virtuoso cellist and composer, Emily Burridge will perform her solo cello composition “Into the Amazon”. With her extraordinary ability to incorporate looping technology whilst performing, she recreates her multi tracked compositions and accompanies her field recordings of the natural environment […]
Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Technology to act on the Climate Emergency
14:00 - 15:00, 08 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
World Habitat
Civil society
Indigenous Peoples
Panel
Mountainous regions are disproportionately affected by the climate emergency. In the Himalayas, Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Pamir mountains, temperatures are rising three times faster than global averages. These areas – home to some of the most isolated yet dynamic communities – are especially vulnerable to earthquakes, floods and other hazards that have caused catastrophic damage […]
Helping Everyone Eat Better: Demystifying the environmental challenges we face and sharing simple steps we can all take to make a big difference
15:00 - 16:30, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
Sainsbury's
The environmental and social challenges that are facing the world have never been greater. The food we eat, and how that food is produced, sourced, packaged and disposed of has major consequences. We know our customers want to stay healthy and help the planet, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. […]
Films as agents for change: Be astounded by the full-dome film Climate Crimes and discuss with communication experts how best to inspire change
16:00 - 17:00, 08 Nov 2021
Planetarium
EnviroFest International
Film
Getting the message across: How do we increase the effectiveness of climate communications? How do we use film and video to engage audiences and inspire action? How do we motivate individuals, communities and broader society to make changes and take action to protect our planet? If these questions are relevant to you please come and […]
The Welfare of the Earth is our Welfare
16:00 - 17:30, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base South
All Africa Conference of Churches
Faith
Global South
Panel
Climate protection is the litmus test for sustainability in the 21st century and faith leaders in Africa and across the world. Faith leaders will not remain silent as people continue to suffer from the effects of climate change. Faith leaders and faith communities are pushing for higher ambition and commitments for touchable action to confront […]
The role of gender equality in decarbonising transport
16:00 - 17:30, 08 Nov 2021
Science Show Theatre
International Transport Forum
Gender
Panel
This event will highlight the linkages between gender equality, transport and climate change, and examine the role of women in decarbonising transport. Speakers from national governments, including transport ministers, from international organisations, labour organisations, foundations and industry will share their commitments and goals in achieving gender equality through transport and climate measures. The event will […]
Youth Are Leading: The Ripple Effect
16:00 - 17:00, 08 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
Place-Based Climate Action Network (PCAN)
Civil society
Documentary
Film
Youth
The Ripple Effect is a film made by young people from the UK and South Africa on the ways – sometimes less obvious – in which climate change impacts are affecting them where they live, right now. Emphasising the unique experiences of their age group, the documentary features interviews, vlogs and mini films created by […]
Addressing Migration Driven by Disasters, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation in West Africa
17:30 - 18:30, 08 Nov 2021
Tower Base North
IOM
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Global South
Panel
Brief background: In West Africa, population movements have always been linked to the environment, be it in form of displacement in the context of disasters, transhumance or longer-term labour migration in the context of agricultural activities. Over the last decades, the adverse effects of climate change have intensified environmental events and processes in the region, […]
Feature Film: ‘The Salt In Our Waters’, an epic tale from Bangladesh’s climate frontlines – Certificate 15
18:00 - 20:30, 08 Nov 2021
Cinema Auditorium
mypixelstory
Adaptation, Loss and Damage
Film
Gender
Global South
Nature
Panel
Made with support from Director Spike Lee, ‘The Salt in Our Waters’ portrays an epic clash‐of cultures in a remote seaside village of Bangladesh, with the elemental conflict of land and sea, man and nature, serving as an interactive backdrop. What shines through the centre is filmmaker Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’s fascination with the bravery and […]