The presidency programme for COP26 will showcase momentum from the whole of society, and focus on key issues to drive ambition and action.
In November, the UK, together with our partners Italy, will host an event many believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control. Glasgow will be the culmination of work by the UK Presidency and globally over the course of 2020 and 2021.
Progressing the negotiations will be at the heart of the summit. Running alongside the negotiations, the Presidency events will accelerate urgent action to secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5°C within reach; help communities and natural habitats to adapt to the impacts of climate change; demonstrate that public and private finance is being mobilised for the climate; and bring countries, businesses, civil society, and citizens together to deliver on the Paris Agreement.
|Procedural Opening of Negotiations||World Leader’s Summit|
Welcoming world leaders to COP to put forward high level ambition and action towards securing global net zero and keeping 1.5 degrees in reach; adapting to protect communities and natural habitats; and mobilising finance.
Mobilising public and private finance flows at scale for mitigation and adaptation.
Accelerating the global transition to clean energy.
|Youth and public empowerment|
Elevating the voice of young people and demonstrating the critical role of public empowerment and education in climate action.
Ensuring the importance of nature and sustainable land use are part of global action on climate change and a clean, green recovery.
|Rest day ahead of the second week of negotiations||Adaptation, Loss and Damage|
Delivering the practical solutions needed to adapt to climate impacts and address loss and damage.
Progressing gender equality and the full and meaningful participation of women and girls in climate action.
Science and Innovation
Demonstrating that science and innovation can deliver climate solutions to meet, and accelerate, increased ambition.
Driving the global transition to zero emission transport.
|Cities, Regions and Built Environment|
Advancing action in the places we live, from communities, through to cities and regions.
|Closure of Negotiations|
UK Presidency Pavilion at COP26
The UK Presidency Pavilion at COP26 will support the longstanding goals of the UK’s COP26 Presidency, as well as celebrating and sharing the lessons of UK climate leadership and successes.