Uniting the world to tackle climate change
- 31 October to 12 November 2021.
COP26: Conference News
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COP26 Conference schedule
Each day, the conference will focus on a specific issue or theme:
|Week 1||Week 2|
|Sunday 31 October||Opening of Negotiations.||Monday 8 November||Adaption, Loss and Damage: A focus on practical solutions to adapt to climate change.|
|Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 November||World Leader’s Summit: This is where heads of states will meet and invited to put forward their proposals towards net zero.||Tuesday 9 November||
Gender: A focus on gender equality and the role that women can play in climate action.
Science and Action: In tandem, there will also be a focus on the research and technology that can aid us in meeting the ambitions set.
|Wednesday 3 November||Finance: A focus on how public and private finances can be mobilised to achieve targets.||Wednesday 10 November||Transport: a focus on the move to a zero-emissions transport system.|
|Thursday 4 November||Energy: A focus on how to accelerate the transition to clean energy.||Thursday 11 November||Cities, Regions and Built Environment: This will consider how to advance action where we live.|
|Friday 5 November||Youth and Public Empowerment: This aims to give prominent young campaigners a platform and highlight the importance of the role the public can play in taking climate action.||Friday 12 November||Close of Negotiations.|
|Saturday 6 November||Nature: This will consider the importance of nature and sustainable land use.|
We will be monitoring announcements at COP26 and will be providing short updates for the key announcements so keep checking back for update throughout the conference.
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