In November 2021, the United Nations’ annual global climate change conference, also called COP (Conference of the Parties) will be held in Glasgow.

The COP conferences are one of the largest meetings in the world and are key opportunities to achieve more ambitious country commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This year, in particular, the UN gathering is seen as the world’s last chance to seriously act on climate change before it is too late to keep global warming well below the critical 2 degrees Celsius level.

It is expected that around 190 world leaders will attend the conference, with talks taking place from 1 – 12 November. Confirmed attendees include the Queen, US President Joe Biden and John Kerry, Pope Francis, Greta Thunberg, and Sir David Attenborough.

Depending on the Covid-19 situation this autumn, tens of thousands of businesses, government representatives, negotiators and citizens are expected to crowd the City of Glasgow.

The COP26 Green Zone - events

The Green Zone is open to public and free tickets can be booked for some events.  Check the programme and book here.

Events will be available virtually on the COP26 Youtube channel.

If you aim to attend events in person, find information on how to (sustainably) travel to COP26 by public transport.