IMPORTANT DATES

Events and initiatives contributing to the COP 26 process

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3-4 MARCH

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021: Virtual Regional Roundtables

  • The Virtual Regional Roundtables are the first segment of the Climate Weeks. These roundtables will set the scene in terms of regional priorities, challenges and opportunities for climate action. (Read more)
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

15-19 MARCH

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO 2021 Climate Change Conference

  • Loyola’s Virtual Climate Change Conference will focus on how we can amplify the voices of young people in climate action.
  • Registration
  • What to expect

19-30 APRIL

UN PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES: Twentieth Session

  • Theme: Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • The Forum Session will take place in a hybrid format with mostly virtual meetings. In-person meetings at UN Headquarters in New York will only take place at the opening and closing meetings, with limited in-person participation of Forum members and Member States. All other attendees will participate via an online platform.
  • Further information on how to participate will be available here soon.

11-13 MAY

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021:Virtual Thematic Sessions for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • These Virtual Thematic Sessions will focus on partnering for whole society engagement in implementation, managing climate risks, and seizing transformation opportunities, and will include workshops, virtual exhibitions and side events. (Read more)
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

15-18 JUNE

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021: Virtual Thematic Sessions for Africa

  • These Virtual Thematic Sessions will focus on partnering for whole society engagement in implementation, managing climate risks, and seizing transformation opportunities, and will include workshops, virtual exhibitions and side events. (Read more)
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

26 JUNE- 4 JULY

LONDON CLIMATE ACTION WEEK 2021: Harnessing the power of London for global climate action

  • Now in its third year, London Climate Action Week (LCAW), is an annual event bringing together world-leading climate expertise to help solve the climate emergency. (Read more)
  • Register for the LCAW mailing list for announcements and information on how to host an event. 

6-9 JULY

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021: Virtual Thematic Sessions for Asia and the Pacific

  • These Virtual Thematic Sessions will focus on partnering for whole society engagement in implementation, managing climate risks, and seizing transformation opportunities, and will include workshops, virtual exhibitions and side events. (Read more)
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

9-10 AUGUST

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021: Ministerial Sessions for Africa

  • The ministerial sessions will include interactions with civil society. The High-Level Ministerial segments are tentatively foreseen to take place in-person but depending on the status of the pandemic those could be virtual as well. (Read more)
  • Africa Climate Week 2021 (ACW2021) will be hosted by the Government of Uganda.
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

23-25 AUGUST

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021: Ministerial Sessions for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • The ministerial sessions will include interactions with civil society. The High-Level Ministerial segments are tentatively foreseen to take place in-person but depending on the status of the pandemic those could be virtual as well. (Read more)
  • Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021), hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic.
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

6-7 SEPT

UNFCCC REGIONAL CLIMATE WEEKS 2021: Ministerial Sessions for Asia Pacific

  • The ministerial sessions will include interactions with civil society. The High-Level Ministerial segments are tentatively foreseen to take place in-person but depending on the status of the pandemic those could be virtual as well. (Read more)
  • Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021 (APCW2021), hosted by the Government of Japan. 
  • More information on how to participate will be available soon.

28-30 SEPT

COP26 YOUTH SUMMIT, Milan, Italy

  • The ‘Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition’ meeting in Milan is part of the process of involvement of young people, which started in 2019, also thanks to the support of Italy, with the United Nations Youth Climate Summit, held in New York on 21 September 2019.
  • The event will offer young people from all over the world the opportunity to develop concrete proposals for Pre-COP26 in Milan and COP26 in Glasgow. (Read more)
  • Application

30 SEPT- 2 OCT

PRE-COP26 SUMMIT, Milan, Italy  

  • All4Climate-Italy2021 is an initiative launched by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with Connect4Climate, the World Bank’s communication program on climate change, with the participation of the Lombardy Region and the Municipality of Milan, aimed at fostering proactive dialogue on the challenges of the climate crisis and delivering on the objectives of the Paris Agreement. (Read more)
  • Deadline for submitting applications extended to June 15, 2021.
  • Application

1-12 NOV

COP26, Glasgow, UK

  • The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26. (Read more)