COP 26 Registration Opens to Facilitate Participant Vaccination

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.

In light of the worldwide effects of COVID-19, the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, had decided to re-schedule the conference initially slated for November 2020.

Rescheduling the conference ensures that all parties can focus on the issues to be discussed at this vital conference and allows more time for the necessary preparations to take place. We will continue to work with all involved to increase climate ambition, build resilience and lower emissions.

Registration and participant vaccination

The opening of the registration for COP 26 is now being launched with the purpose of facilitating vaccination for the conference. The UK COP Presidency strongly recommends all COP 26 participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending the conference and is offering vaccines for registered participants. Click here to access the online registration system.

Pavilions and office space

Parties and organizations with admission status in the UNFCCC process are eligible to apply for pavilions and office space on a commercial basis through the UK incoming Presidency.

The application portal on the COP 26 website is now open and will close on the 2nd July 2021.

Details on how to access the portal have been sent to the focal points for all delegations. If you require any further information, please email: 

COP 26 side events/exhibits

New! The application period for COP 26 side events and exhibits will open on Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 10 AM CEST and will close on Friday, 2 July 2021, 5 PM CEST. Applications for side events and exhibits can only be received through the Side Events and Exhibits Online Registration System (SEORS) during this period.

Please find below the timeline for the selection process of COP 26 side events and exhibits coordinated by the secretariat. The online system will appear and disappear on this page at the times and dates indicated. Please review the eligibility and selection criteria on this page.


Organizations with admission status in the UNFCCC process and Parties partnering with an admitted organization(s) are eligible to apply for a side event and/or an exhibit, using the side events and exhibits online application system (SEORS) managed by the UNFCCC secretariat. The schedule for its opening for COP 26 will be announced on this site. Eligibility, selection and allocation criteria are available on this webpage.

Admission of observer organizations

Deadline for admission in time for COP 26 was 31 December 2020. Applicant organizations will be notified of their application status once the assessment is completed. The  organizations that are already admitted do not need to reapply for admission for each COP. Admitted organizations will be notified of the registration details for COP 26 once the information becomes available.

Expressions of Interest through the incoming COP 26 Presidency

These are for events in the incoming Presidency spaces within the blue and the green zones. Description for engagement opportunities can be found in the guidance pack of the COP 26 website, with eligibility criteria to be found on page 23.

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