Full calendar of events for UNU-EHS at #COP26

  • 2021•10•22     Glasgow, UK

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    This year’s UN climate conference, COP26, will take place in Glasgow, UK, from 31 October to 12 November. UNU-EHS will actively participate in the conference: We will be hosting a press conference, and our researchers will be leading various discussions about some of the key thematic concerns of this year’s conference.

    In the space below, you will find an overview of our activities at COP26. It will be updated as more information becomes available. You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to receive the latest information.

    Please note that the times are specified in GMT (Glasgow time).

    Monday 1 November

    Launch of Evidence Roadmap
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    IGP Side event
    Venue: Resilience Hub (Blue Zone), Finance & Investment theme

    Wednesday 3 November

    Building Financial Resilience in the Pacific
    Time: 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    UNCDF, UNU-EHS, UNDP side event
    Venue: Resilience Hub (Blue Zone), Virtual Finance & Investment theme

    Delivering Resilience and Adaptation: Building Effective Risk Management & Protection Systems for the future
    Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    IDF side event
    Venue: AXA office (external, not at COP venue)

    Saturday 6 November

    Closing the climate risk protection gap: Lessons learnt from different levels of governance
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    Side event organized by MCII, UNU-EHS, SIDS and MRF
    Venue: Multimedia Studio 3

    Pro-poor, gender-just climate & disaster risk finance to build resilience & address loss and damage
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    CARE side event
    Venue: German Pavilion

    Monday 8 November

    Strengthening Youth Capacity for Transformation: Launch of the AGYLE call for interest
    Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    UNFCCC secretariat side event co-organised with UNU-ViE (PACET), UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centers based in Africa (RCC Lomé and Kampala), West African Development Bank (BOAD)
    Venue: 3rd Capacity-building Hub
    Further information 

    Tuesday 9 November

    Press briefing: Interconnected solutions to adaptation
    Time: 11.00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    UNU-EHS press briefing
    Venue: PC1 Giant’s Causeway, Area H
    Further information

    Cities at the crossroads – The UN System helping cities & local governments accelerate climate action
    Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Side Event, by UN-Habitat co-organizer: UNDP, UNDRR, UNCDF, UNU, UNEP
    Venue: Forth Room, Green zone
    Further information

    ROAR: Science and Innovation for Adaptation
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Formal launch of Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA), of which UNU-EHS has become a member
    Venue: UNFCCC Meeting Room 4, COP26 Blue Zone
    Further information

    We Are All At Risk: Collaborative Efforts to Invest in Resilience and Close the Financial Protection Gap
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    V20 launch of the Sustainable Insurance Facility
    Venue: virtual

    How can better disaster risk finance, data, and innovation enable sustainable adaptation?
    Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    UNU-EHS & MCII side event
    Venue: EU Pavilion (Brussels)
    Further information

    Race to Zero: Transforming cities through data, research and art
    Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Side event at EU Pavilion co-organized by UNU-EHS (FAST) and ICLEI Europe
    Venue: Room B, Brussels Bloom Hotel, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels.
    Further information

    Wednesday 10 November

    Art and science: the new inspiration couple?
    Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
    side event, UNU-EHS, UNCCD, UN Biodiversity, UNFCCC
    Venue: Climate Action Room 1 / Blue Zone
    Further information

    Building Capacities towards NDC implementation and the global stocktake: innovative practices from the global south
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    UNU-ViE (PACET) Side Event co-organized by Fundación Avina, FLACSO Ecuador, International Development Research Center (IDRC)
    Venue: 3rd Capacity Building Hub
    Further information

    Thursday 11 November

    Building new coalitions to win the race to zero emissions by 2050!
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    TUC project side event
    Venue: Cinema Auditorium
    Further information