Glasgow Climate Change Conference
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.
Check out the schedule here.
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Planning your attendance
For information on logistics and to help you plan attendance at COP26, please read through the Information for participants guide.
See our dedicated sections on how to register for COP26, and who can attend.
This year, the physical conference is augmented by the COP26 Platform, a tool to help participants manage their time, connect with other participants and get the most out of this year’s COP. This platform is accessible only to registered participants.
The formal opening of the conference takes place on 31 Oct 2021. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited Heads of State and Government to attend the World Leaders Summit from 1-2 November as part of the first part of the COP 26 High-level Segment.
See the overview schedule for an indicative overview of events of the conference. A detailed schedule of meetings and events will be available closer to the start of the conference. Please check the daily programme, conference calendar and this page for regular updates throughout the conference.
Watch conference proceedings online
Public webcast will be available throughout the conference for key meetings and high-level events. In addition, you can get updates via social media channels, and browse our photo, video and news coverage.
The main hashtags for this conference are #COP26 and #SB2021.
Please check this site regularly for updates to this information.