The Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP26

The home of cities and regions at COP26 | Glasgow, Scotland | 31 Oct 2021 - 13 Nov 2021

The Multilevel Action Pavilion: digital and in-person

The LGMA brought all of its members from across the globe to COP26. In hybrid format, an in-person pavilion in the Blue Zone and an online pavilion, the Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP26 ensured that this climate conference was the most inclusive thus far. Regardless of travel restrictions, funding or summit accreditation requirements, all LGMA members were able to attend, with virtual participants having access to all the same events as their in-person counterparts.


COP26 on-demand: Re-watch the action

The Multilevel Action Pavilion hosted 60+ sessions over the two-week long COP26. The on-demand session recordings mean you can re-watch and keep enjoying front row coverage of the dialogues,  debates and decisions that made waves at COP26. Access the session recordings here.

Two weeks of high-level success

The high-level champions announced daily multilevel themes for COP26. For each day of the main proceedings, the Pavilion connected the overarching themes for debate and knowledge exchange with success stories of subnational climate action and collaboration. Here, the national discussions and decisions were made locally relevant.

The Agendas

An overview of the official UNFCCC and LGMA events at COP26.

What they’re saying about COP26

“COP was always seen as an event reserved for national governments, but this has changed to include cities. Cities have different vulnerabilities and different emissions. We need a local dimension and localized solutions to take climate action.” – Rudiger Ahrend, Head of the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship

“There is a strong correlation between countries that have registered increases in their national climate ambitions and those that have collaborated among all levels of government.” – Yunus Arikan, ICLEI Head of Global Advocacy; UNFCCC LGMA Focal Point


The LGMA would like to thank their partners and sponsors of the Multilevel Action Pavilion for their continued collaboration and support.