Ready, set, go for week two of COP26

8 November, by The Scottish Government

Throughout the past 7 days we have seen multilevel collaboration across the summit, with numerous climate action pledges and statements. Did you know?

  • California became the first US state to sign the Edinburgh Declaration, joining a global network of governments taking action to protect nature and halt biodiversity loss worldwide.
  • Scotland joined the Climate 50×30 coalition with Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and the UK. The alliance between climate researchers and governments aims to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and protect polar regions.
  • Scotland and Chile signed an agreement to share knowledge and expertise on the conservation and management of wetlands.

As we enter week 2 of COP26,  we must all continue seriously and energetically to demonstrate ambition and galvanise action. This must be the moment that the world moves from promises to action.

Please check out our programme as you plan for the week ahead. We look forward to welcoming you.


8 November

Climate Change Adaptation Lab”: Resilient Regions and Good Governance

Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Multi-level Action Pavilion
What makes a place resilient to climate change? How are different regions approaching the challenges they are facing due to climate change? What does good adaptation governance look like? Join the Scottish Government, the Californian State Government, Adaptation Scotland and EIT Climate KIC as we explore these questions and more in our interactive Climate Change Adaptation Lab.

Signing of Scottish-Danish MoU on Energy Efficiency

Time: 17:30 – 18:10
State of Green Denmark Pavilion
Join us for the signing of the Scottish Danish MoU on Energy Efficiency.

9 November

Delivering a just transition – the role of cities, regions, devolved Governments

Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Multi-level Action Pavilion
Organised by the Scottish Government, this event will gather politicians representing members of the Under 2 coalition to discuss what just transition means for them, and how meaningful change can be driven across different layers of government. In particular, it will explore the role of forums such as the Under 2 coalition in driving progress toward a just transition.

10 November

Cities, regions, and nations collaborating to power the ZEV transition 

Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Multi-level Action Pavilion
During this hybrid COP26 event, co-hosted by the Under2 Coalition’s ZEV Community and the International ZEV Alliance, we’ll explore how governments at various levels are working together and collaborating through international networks to supercharge their journeys towards 100% ZEVs.

11 November

How Open Government principles can help deliver Climate Action

Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Nordic Pavilion
Join Scottish, Finnish and Lithuanian Government Ministers as theyl discuss what practical steps are needed to involve people in delivering Climate Action, in a way that is meaningful, transparent and accountable.

Just Transition for North Sea Oil

Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Cryosphere Pavilion,
What is required for a just transition in oil-producing countries, in order to protect workers in the industry as fossil fuel use is of necessity phased out? Come along to this session for an insight into Scotland’s plans with Just Transition Minister Richard Lochhead.

12 November

Peatland rights and cultures

Time: 13:30- 15:00
Peatland Pavilion: Hall 4, Pavilion 2
This event focusses on the cultures of peat, the science, and the legal rights of domestic peat managers across the world. It will appeal to the international community who share similar cultures with peat to the Scottish crofting community, such as those in Ireland and Canada. Experts from across the globe will come together to celebrate connections to peat by highlighting it’s importance and values to local communities.