COP26 event guide

4 Nov 2021
SOURCE:
SBC Climate team

Events by industry focus and by date, major UN organised events, side events, and events where SBC/CLC members will be speaking.

Do share the general sessions with your family, friends and communities so everyone can reflect on how the insights from COP could apply domestically to us back home, and to the businesses and communities we are a part of.

Times are listed based on the Glasgow time zone (GMT). Daylight Savings Time ends in the UK on 31 October. A conversion table for NZT from 1 November is below, or use Time and Date.com

News from COP26

Updates and insights from New Zealand journalist Rod Oram reporting regularly for SBC/CLC from Glasgow. Watch the whole playlist.

Episode 1 - The Methane pledge, NDCs, Glasgow Financial Alliance and more

Read the transcript.  

Episode 2 Part 1 - On the ground with Dave Rouse of CarbonClick

Episode 2 Part 2 - Negotiations, carbon markets, and ambition loops

Read the transcript. Read the transcript.

Episode 3 Part 1 – On the ground with The Warehouse Group's David Benattar

Episode 3 Part 2 – The challenge of collective global action

Read the transcript. Read the transcript.

Episode 4: The final day of action

Read the transcript 

World Business Council for Sustainable Development releases

BCSD Australia will be running a COP26 Daily News Program - register for G’Day Glasgow

We will be sharing insights from members who are on the ground in Glasgow via Twitter, Linkedin and our weekly Pānui newsletter.

Quick Links to explore events

Featured events

Business Climate Leadership from around the World (and how national policy has helped)
(2 November 9:00 – 10:30am GMT)

Join SBC’s Mike Burrell and SBC/CLC’s Neal Barclay in this We Mean Business Coalition hosted event. Businesses from around the world are stepping on their climate ambition and translating this to concrete action. More than 700 companies signed the letter to G20 leaders, while others are advocating for ambitious national policies in other ways. National government policy has a significant influence on the ability for business leaders to take action and to create a level playing field for others to follow. In this event, business leaders from different countries – Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa – will share their leadership story and the role that international agreements and national policies have played, and look ahead to 2030 on what business needs from government to succeed in their climate ambition. Watch again.

Featured New Zealand-based events

CFO Sustainability Snapshot
4 November 8 – 9.00am NZT
What can the CFO do to drive sustainability and climate action for greatest impact? On COP26 Finance Day, join this webinar to hear CFO findings from the launch of Aotearoa’s first research into CFO’s views on sustainability. Developed by SBC, Toitū Tahua (The Centre for Sustainable Finance) and Deloitte, this report presents a snapshot of the views of CFOs across the country.

Relevant to CFOs, Finance Team Members, Executives and Sustainability Leads, this webinar will explore how CFOs see their roles, the challenges they are navigating, and where they can focus their efforts to maximise impact. Watch again.

What role can private finance play in the race to net zero emissions?
4 November 3 – 4.30pm NZT
Explore the role of private finance in the race to net zero carbon emissions in this free webinar on COP26 Finance Day. Organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Investor Coalition for Net Zero and facilitated by the British High Commissioner Laura Clarke, the webinar will include presentations by Bridget Coates Chair of Toitū Tahua: Centre for Sustainable Finance, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr, NZ Super Fund CEO Matt Whineray and Investor Group on Climate Change Director Tom Arup. Watch again .

SBC/CLC NDC explainer: a closer look at New Zealand’s new Paris Agreement commitment
Thursday 11 November, 3 - 4pm (NZT)
Join our Climate Action team, Matt Cowie, Director Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EY, and Stephen Walter, General Manager, Emissions Budgets, Adaptation, and Markets at the Climate Change Commission, to look at how our new NDC compares to our previous and other countries’ NDCs, and how the NDC relates to our domestic emissions budgets. Registration link sent to members.

Turning ambition into action at home – what comes next after COP26?
Friday, 19 November, 1 – 2pm (NZT)
Harnessing the momentum of COP26 is critical for our climate action back home, but how do we make that happen? Join us to hear directly from those who have been on the ground in a post-COP26 webinar with Minister of Climate Change, Hon James Shaw; Chief Sustainability Officer at The Warehouse Group & SBC Advisory Board Member, David Benattar; and business journalist Rod Oram. Freshly returned from COP26 in Glasgow, the panellists will share outcomes and insights, as well as how leveraging the momentum from COP can support our own domestic transition and the Emissions Reduction Plan process. Registration link sent to members.

All events by topic

By TopicTitleWhen

Climate Ambition to Action

CDP COP26 Event: Scaling 1.5 Ambition

8 November 15:00-16:00 GMT

Energy

Make Coal History

4 November 10:00-10:50 GMT

 

Green the Global Grid

4 November 10:50-11:40 GMT

Retail

The Retail Roadmap to a Net-Zero Breakthrough - featuring the the founding members of the Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail Campaign from Best Buy, H&M Group, IKEA, Kingfisher, and Walmart

4 November 11:45-12:30 GMT

 

The   Roadmap to Net-zero with Hydrogen - WBCSD virtual meeting - featuring founding members of the Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail campaign from Best Buy, H&M Group, IKEA, Kingfisher, and Walmart

9 November 16:50-17:40 GMT

Transport

Automotive Carbon Emissions: Accountability in Action - hear from leading automotive manufacturers and sectorial associations

10 November 15.30-16.30 GMT

 

Future-fit utilities and the Electric Mobility Revolution

10 November 9.00-11.30 GMT

Agriculture

Invest in Nature Positive Land Use

6 November 16.50-17.40 GMT

Finance, Accounting and Reporting

Climate Action To Shape A Sustainable Financial System - featuring Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Thailand

3 November 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

 

CDP COP26 Event: Transitioning Finance & Financing The Transition - discussion with leaders from financial institutions on regulatory and internal risk management changes and how this will transition finance, followed by a discussion with HSBC and Walmart

3 November 13:00 -14:00 GMT

 

WBCSD Business Manifesto for Climate Action Launch - led by the CEOs of key WBCSD members who are taking action

3 November 16:00 – 17:00 GMT

 

Robust Accounting and Transparent Emissions Reporting to Drive Industry Transition

9 November 16:00-16:50 GMT

Nature Positive & Biodiversity

CDP COP26 Event: Nature’s Place in the Race: The Business Case

5 November 15:00 -16:00 GMT

 

Scaling up Private Sector Action for Natural Climate Solutions

6 November 16:00-16:50 GMT

 

Invest in Nature Positive Land Use

6 November 16:50-17:40 GMT

Just Transitions

Building Resilience With Equity - Perspectives From Cities and Neighbourhoods in The Global South

28 October 10:00-11:30 GMT

NB 10am GMT will be 10pm Thursday 28 October.

Building

Built Environment Market Transformation - WBCSD virtual meeting

2 November 
09:30 – 11:00 GMT

Investors' role in the race to zero: How to shift building investments towards Paris-alignment - WBCSD virtual meeting

3 November 
10:00 – 11:00 GMT

Net-zero buildings: How do we get there? - WBCSD virtual meeting

8 November 
17:15 – 18:30 GMT

The Business Case for Circular Buildings - WBCSD virtual meeting

9 November 
14:30 – 15:30 GMT

TDA & WBCSD co-hosted event: Without-it nothing moves - WBCSD virtual meeting

10 November 
13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Events by date

WhenTitleTopic

28 October 10:00-11:30 GMT

Building Resilience With Equity - Perspectives From Cities and Neighbourhoods in The Global South

Just Transitions

2 November 
09:30 – 11:00 GMT

Built Environment Market Transformation - WBCSD virtual meeting

Building

3 November 
10:00 – 11:00 GMT

Investors' role in the race to zero: How to shift building investments towards   Paris-alignment - WBCSD virtual meeting

Building

3 November 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

Climate Action To Shape A Sustainable Financial System - featuring Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Thailand

Finance, Accounting and Reporting

3 November 13:00 -14:00 GMT

CDP COP26 Event: Transitioning Finance & Financing The Transition - discussion with leaders from financial institutions on regulatory and internal risk management changes and how this will transition finance, followed by a discussion with HSBC and Walmart

Finance, Accounting and Reporting

3 November 16:00 – 17:00 GMT

WBCSD Business Manifesto for Climate Action Launch - led by the CEOs of key WBCSD members who are taking action

Finance, Accounting and Reporting

4 November 10:00-10:50 GMT

Make Coal History

Energy

4 November 10:50-11:40 GMT

Green the Global Grid

Energy

4 November 11:45-12:30 GMT

The Retail Roadmap to a Net-Zero Breakthrough - featuring the the founding members of the Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail Campaign from Best Buy, H&M Group, IKEA, Kingfisher, and Walmart

Retail

5 November 15:00 -16:00 GMT

CDP COP26 Event: Nature’s Place in the Race: The Business Case

Nature Positive & Biodiversity

6 November 16:00-16:50 GMT

Scaling up Private Sector Action for Natural Climate Solutions

Nature Positive & Biodiversity

6 November 16:50-17:40 GMT

Invest in Nature Positive Land Use

Agriculture / Nature Positive & Biodiversity

8 November 15:00-16:00 GMT

CDP COP26 Event: Scaling 1.5 Ambition

Climate Ambition to Action

8 November 
17:15 – 18:30 GMT

Net-zero buildings: How do we get there? - WBCSD virtual meeting

Building

9 November 
14:30 – 15:30 GMT

The Business Case for Circular Buildings - WBCSD virtual meeting

Building

9 November 16:00-16:50 GMT

Robust Accounting and Transparent Emissions Reporting to Drive Industry Transition

Finance, Accounting and Reporting

9 November 16:50-17:40 GMT

The   Roadmap to Net-zero with Hydrogen - WBCSD virtual meeting - featuring founding members of the Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail campaign from Best Buy, H&M Group, IKEA, Kingfisher, and Walmart

Retail

10 November 9.00-11.30 GMT

Future-fit utilities and the Electric Mobility Revolution

Transport

10 November 
13:00 – 14:00 GMT

TDA & WBCSD co-hosted event: Without it nothing moves - WBCSD virtual meeting

Building

10 November 15.30-16.30 GMT

Automotive Carbon Emissions: Accountability in Action - hear from leading automotive manufacturers and sectorial associations

Transport

Working out the time difference from 1 November

Daylight Savings Time ends in the UK on Sunday 31 October.

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