The day is jam-packed with a great line-up of events, kicking off with ICLEI’s session where our CEO Paul Williams will present the case for working together to make workplaces sustainable and beautiful.
You can stream the event live from 11:00 here.
Other highlights include:
Day 9 (Helen Joscelyne - Sustainability Manager)
The themes to today's COP26 events are 'Gender' and 'Science and Innovation'.
See below for my top three events to stream, demonstrating that increased participation by everyone will accelerate climate solutions.
Earth observation-based innovation by and for Indigenous women for climate change adaptation
A conversation with Fridays for Future – Meet the Youth Activists from around the world
Startups, Youth Empowerment and Climate Change: ESG in the International Agenda
Day 6 (Zanda Pipira - Sustainability Manager)
The theme of today’s agenda at the COP26 Climate Change conference is ‘nature’, and most of the events will centre around the importance of sustainable land and the next steps to ensure a clean, green recovery.
By bringing together a variety of change-makers – from ministers to farmers – the programme will cover a lot of ground, including attaining sustainable agriculture and ways that nature and land can contribute to delivering the Paris goals. Here are my top 3 picks for today...
14:00 - 15:00 Monitoring the lungs of the world from space – what satellites reveal about carbon storage in the forests of the Earth
16:30 - 18:00 Nature Ain't a Luxury – Why Young People of Colour feel alienated from Nature in the UK & the West Presented by Artist & Musician Louis VI
19:00 - 21:30 Exclusive screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s LEGACY
Day 4 (Herman Wa - Sustainability Manager)
It’s another day at COP26 and we’re attending a talk by the Better Buildings Partnership that focuses on the positive impact the built environment can have on the planet.
The ‘Commercial Buildings: A real asset in addressing climate change?’ event will explore options for immediate action in the real estate industry and how we can inspire collaborative responses across sectors. Hearing from key voices across the business, such as Samantha McClary, Editor at the Estates Gazette and Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the BBP, this discussion will highlight some of the critical challenges the property sector is facing and ways in which meaningful progress can be accelerated.
Other events taking place today focus on energy and power, particularly how we can phase out reliance on coal worldwide. My top three picks to stream from your desk are...
13:30 – 14:30 How sport can help kick carbon, with Sky Sports
15:00 – 16:30 Scottish EDGE climate funding event
17:00 – 18:00 Corey Baker Dance Presents: Renewable Moves
Day 1 (Samantha Carlsson - Sustainability Manager)
Today’s programme includes the World Leader’s Summit, where ambitions for securing global net zero, protecting communities and natural habitats, and mobilising finance are all on the agenda.
The majority of Green Zone events will be streamed live on the COP26 YouTube channel allowing people to access from anywhere in the UK or around the world.
My top three picks of today's events are listed below.
13:00 – 14:00 Poets for the Planet and Imperial College London present Earthsong: science-inspired poetry against climate change
17:00 – 18:30 Exploring Sustainable Futures Game