COP 26 | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce




What is COP26?

On 31 October – 12 November 2021, the UK will welcome the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to Glasgow.

Hosted at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus (SEC), the event will bring together the largest gathering of heads of state ever hosted in the UK, alongside climate experts and campaigners for vital talks on tackling the climate emergency and advancing the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

Together with their Italian partners, the UK government will work to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of climate change.

The COP26 programme will focus on daily themes including 

  • Nature
  • Loss and damage⁣
  • Gender⁣
  • Transport 
  • Youth⁣ 

Delivering on the aims of the conference will make our recovery from COVID one which supports jobs and growth.

The Stats

1,000 Volunteers
13 Day Event
25,000 Delegates

How can Glasgow Chamber of Commerce help my business during COP26?

  • Our Glasgow Climate Chamber Hub will keep our members and the Glasgow business community up-to-date with the latest COP26 opportunities and developments. Information will be regularly communicated through our social media channels and weekly bulletin (sign up here)
  • We will be hosting a number of events in the lead up to and during COP26 as well as acting as a facilitator for partners to access key events in the city
  • Working with key stakeholders to understand the impact of the conference, we will help businesses prepare for any disruptions
  • We will be delivering My Climate Path, providing business with an opportunity to promote green and circular roles within schools
  • We will work closely with city stakeholders to maximise the positive impact and legacy of COP26
  • Sponsorship opportunities will be available on our COP26 activities
Find out more about COP26 opportunities

COP26 Events: More dates coming soon

28 Oct 2021

AXC Presents: Scotland's Fair Fashion

Week 1 Date: Thursday 4th November, 4pm - 9pm Location: Stereo, 22 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 5AR  BOOK NOW   AXC invites you to this showca…

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27 Oct 2021

From wheels to meals: a city's food footprint

Week 1 Date: Thursday 4 November, 10am - 11.30am Location: The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE  BOOK NOW   This event will laun…

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26 Oct 2021

Meeting Global Greenhouse Gases and Air Quality Targets Through Real-time Measurement

Week 1 Date: Wednesday 3 November, 2pm - 8pm Location: University of StrathclydeTechnology and Innovation Centre (TIC)99 George StreetGlas…

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