COP26 UN Climate Change Conference

Monday 1st November 2021, 9:00am to Friday 12th November 2021, 6:00pm

Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow

For the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). In the run up to the event in November 2021, the UK as hosts will continue to work with all involved to increase climate action, build resilience and lower emissions.

COP26 UN Climate Change Conference logo

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.

At the summit, delegates including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

As well as the negotiations, there will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge.

The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together over 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.

The challenge is not insignificant, but we must step up to it to save the environment we all live in. The UN Climate Change process is central to that collective action.


COP26 are inviting businesses from every corner of the UK to join  in the #RacetoZero. 

Race To Zero is a global initiative, backed by science-based targets, to commit businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the very latest.


There are three categories of attendees permitted to attend COP26. 

These are representatives of Parties to the Convention and Observer States, members of the press and media, and representatives of observer organisations.

COP26 are keen to work with academia, business, the arts, cultural institutions, NGOs and youth groups to identify opportunities within the programme of events in Glasgow for you to get involved and have your voice heard at COP26.

If you are keen to exhibit, perform, form part of a panel discussion, host a bespoke event such as a talk or a report launch, or provide some other sort of cultural service, we would love to hear from you.

Please send a brief email outlining your proposal and we will be in touch to discuss potential opportunities.