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EIT Climate-KIC at COP26


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.

The conference is set to incorporate the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 16th meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP16), and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA3). This conference is the first time that Parties are expected to commit to enhanced ambition since COP 21. EIT Climate-KIC is leading or contributing to sessions related to climate innovation during COP 26 and is inviting you to join virtually or meet up in person.










Provisional Agenda

Launch of the UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub 

When:1 November 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT

Where: Blue Zone, UNFCCC space

EIT Climate-KIC is a core partner of the UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub led by UNFCCC. The launch will dive deep into the reasons for starting this new global project, its objectives and opportunities. 

Cities Sessions – UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub 

When: 2 November 2021, 10:00 - 17:00 GMT

Where: Blue Zone, UNFCCC space

The second day of the Hub consists of 8 sessions focusing on the challenges cities face that need to transform to carbon neutrality at record speed. 

Inspire, Inform, Innovate – EU Regional Climate Adaptation Opportunities for Climate Action

When: 2 November 2021, 14:30 - 15:30 GMT

Where: Online

An official EU side event, this session will showcase action on the ground, demonstrating the opportunities that climate adaptation offers regions. Speakers include representatives from the European Commission, the EU Committee of the Regions, EIT Climate-KIC, the Glasgow City Region and Andalusia.

The Growing Adaptation Economy – Adaptation & Resilience Solution

When:3 November, 15:15 - 16:45 GMT

Where: Blue Zone, Resilience Hub (Hybrid)

EIT Climate-KIC, in partnership with the CDC Group and with the support of BFA Global, the Lightsmith Group and UNDP will be hosting a pitching event for the most promising adaptation and resilience-focused start-ups from around the world, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Circular Economy, Sustainable Industry

When: 6 November, 10:00 GMT

Where: Blue Zone, EU Pavillion

This session will feature circular solutions by communities, businesses and youth to reach the 1.5-degree target. The event is part of #EU_Circular talks manage by ECESP which promotes the pan-European transition to a circular economy through collaboration and knowledge exchange among stakeholders. The multistakeholder Coordination Group members act as ambassadors, promote the exchange and mapping of best practices, facilitate interaction and foster debate. The discussion will include inputs from the EIT Climate-KIC Deep Demonstration in Slovenia.

Health and Nutrition Day – UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub 

When: 8 November 2021, 14:00 - 18:00 GMT

Where: Blue Zone, UNFCCC space

EIT Food and EIT Climate-KIC are hosting a cluster of sessions focusing on the need to deeply transform the food value chains and consumption patterns in order to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of the sector while meeting global health and nutrition needs.

The leading role of regions in raising ambitions for adaptation and resilience

When: 8 November 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 GMT

Where: Online

This Regions4 virtual side event will look at how regional governments contribute to raise ambitions on adaptation and are key to deliver climate resilient actions on the ground, looking at the lessons learnt and good practices from 5 years of experiences of the RegionsAdapt initiative, that can fuel the negotiations, and bring incentives for higher ambitions across levels of government.

Check all the events and their full description here