Date: 1-12 November 2021
Where: Glasgow, Scotland, and online
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IIED at the 26th UNFCCC climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland (COP26).

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) binds over 190 Parties. Its nearly universal membership meets annually to take decisions on tackling climate change. The 26th UN climate change conference (COP26) will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October-12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom.

IIED researchers and partners will be present throughout the multi-week gathering, focusing on issues such as getting climate finance to the local level and supporting negotiators from the least developed countries (LDCs).

The success of COP26 depends on countries agreeing strong political outcomes for climate action. Current ambition is not enough and climate-vulnerable countries are already suffering. Working with partners, IIED will be supporting grassroots representatives at COP26 and beyond to push for fair and ambitious actions to tackle the climate and nature crises.

In spaces in and around COP26 we will be presenting solutions for getting climate finance to the places that need it most, enable indebted countries to use debt management for strategic action on climate and nature, establishing resilient cities and infrastructure, sustainable and effective adaptation to climate change at the local level, and more.


Development and Climate Days 2021

Date: 9-10 November 2021
How to attend: Virtual, free to register

This two-day digital event will span multiple time zones and aims to be the most inclusive D&C Days event yet. We’re bringing together grassroots representatives, researchers, development practitioners and policymakers from across the world to discuss how to work together to build a climate-resilient future for all. 

D&C Days provides a space for networking and exchange, and for honest and open discussions on cutting edge climate work with the goal of enhancing understanding of climate risk and creating accessible and actionable strategies for climate resilience.

Development and Climate Days 2021 is organised by several international partners of which IIED is a lead organiser. IIED leads on three themes: financing a resilient future, establishing resilient cities and infrastructure, and working with nature to build resilience.

Resilience Hub

Date: 1-12 November 2021
How to attend: Virtual and in- person (in- person is part of the COP26 Blue Zone for official badge holders)

The Resilience Hub offers a virtual space to connect people and a physical space in the blue zone at COP26 to connect and network. The programme will focus on increasing ambition and delivery of actions that help people, communities and businesses around the globe to adapt to the impacts of climate and build resilience. 

It will align with the overall COP programme days and themes and support and complement Adaptation, Loss and Damage Day, and the High-Level Champions events on global climate action under the Marrakech Partnership.

The Resilience Hub is supported and organised by a group of partners from business, investors, civil society, academia,  and coastal, rural and urban representatives regions, of which IIED is a part. IIED leads on four themes: finance and investment, nature, food and agriculture, locally-led adaptation and just transition, and cities and urban resilience.