Get involved in the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021

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Opportunities for involvement with COP26 events and activities in Glasgow this November

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021. The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together heads of state, climate experts, young people, civil society, trade unions, faith groups and Indigenous Peoples to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
The UK government is keen to hear these voices through workshops and panel discussions, experience creative reflections on climate change, and witness leading technology and innovation driving change around the world.

You can now apply to be involved in the events around COP26.

COP26 opportunities

COP26 will be delivered across two sites:

  • the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) (referred to as the Blue Zone)
  • the Glasgow Science Centre (known as the Green Zone)

The Blue Zone is a UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations. The space brings together delegations from 197 Parties, alongside observer organisations to share their stories at panel discussions, side events, exhibits, and cultural events. All attendees within the Blue Zone must be accredited by the UNFCCC.
The Green Zone is managed by the UK Government, and is a platform for the general public, youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business and others to have their voices heard through events, exhibitions, workshops and talks that promote dialogue, awareness, education and commitments.

Opportunities span both the Blue Zone and the Green Zone ranging from hosting events and securing exhibition space, to installations that leave a lasting legacy.
Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on 5 March 2021.

Find more information on the opportunities, guidance on the application process, and how to apply online now on the COP26 website.

First published: 24 February 2021