UN Climate Change Conference

May–June 2021 Climate Change Conference – sessions of the subsidiary bodies

Announcement: The SB joint plenary to hear statements will be resumed today 2 June 2021 14:15 – 15:00 (CEST).

Registered participants can join the meeting via the virtual conference platform. The event will also be publicly broadcast. You can find more information on our webcast page

For more information on today's meetings, please consult the weekly schedule.

What is the May–June 2021 Climate Change Conference?

The UN Climate Change subsidiary bodies sessions, taking place from 31 May to 17 June 2021, is a fully virtual conference.

This session will allow Parties to make progress on the high volume of work accumulated in the absence of sessions in 2020. In order to maximise progress and minimize further delays, this session is a valuable opportunity to advance work in preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 26 in Glasgow in November.

Modalities of the virtual conference and support

Registered participants can follow and take part in meetings via a new virtual conference platform. Convening the sessions of the subsidiary bodies virtually is new to the process. For this reason, the secretariat, with guidance from the Bureau, is making every effort to ensure a meaningful participation by all Parties, taking the challenges of remote participation into account, as well as by observers according to agreed practice.

Visit our participant instruction and access page for more information and training guides as well as access to the platform. Please note that by accessing the virtual conference platform, all participants agree to adhere to the Code of conduct for UNFCCC conferences, meetings and events.

Meeting schedule

A weekly schedule of meetings will be published in advance of each week of the conference, as announced by the Chairs of the subsidiary bodies. Access the schedule for the first week (31 May to 5 June 2021) here.

Please note that there will be no side events nor exhibits during these sessions.

Access for the public

The public can follow the broadcasts of selected events, notably plenary meetings and press conferences, live or on-demand on this website. You can also join the conversation or follow our updates on social media, using hashtag #SB2021.

Information and documents

Please follow the links below for information and documents on the SBSTA, SBI and activities of the governing bodies and the presidencies.

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