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 Glasgow, UK.
Education-related events at COP26
GPE is playing an active role behind the scenes to make sure that education is high on the agenda at COP26.
The two-week program can be found online here and registration for the in-person COP26 “Green Zone” is free and available here. A full list of official COP26 side events and exhibits can also be found here.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can join virtually by subscribing to the COP26 YouTube channel. We will also be streaming two high profile climate-related sessions from the recent Global Education Summit on the GPE Youtube channel this November 5th and 9th (see below).
Meanwhile, to help you plan your participation, both online and in person, we have outlined some of the key events taking place at COP26 that focus on the importance of gender, climate and education (all times BST - British Summer Time):
- 10.00-11.30: Gender & Reorganizing Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE): Girls education and climate adaptation action (Global Climate Action event)
- 16.45-18.00: Climate Education and Youth Empowerment: The key to meeting our climate and environmental goals. World leaders and youth voices discuss urgent reasons and benefits for universal access to climate education and outline potential implementation strategies and innovative solutions (including values-based knowledge, skills and traditional practices) and funding options. Organised by EarthDay.org. (Blue Zone)
- 18.30-19.45: Catalyzing communities of future leaders: collaboration, research, and action for a better world (Blue Zone)