COP 26 | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce




What is COP26?

On 31 October – 12 November 2021, the UK will welcome the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to Glasgow.

Hosted at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus (SEC), the event will bring together the largest gathering of heads of state ever hosted in the UK, alongside climate experts and campaigners for vital talks on tackling the climate emergency and advancing the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

Together with their Italian partners, the UK government will work to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of climate change.

The COP26 programme will focus on daily themes including 

  • Nature
  • Loss and damage⁣
  • Gender⁣
  • Transport 
  • Youth⁣ 

Delivering on the aims of the conference will make our recovery from COVID one which supports jobs and growth.

The Stats

1,000 Volunteers
13 Day Event
£73 million Economic benefit to Glasgow's hospitality sector

How can Glasgow Chamber of Commerce help my business during COP26?

  • Our Glasgow Climate Chamber Hub will keep our members and the Glasgow business community up-to-date with the latest COP26 opportunities and developments. Information will be regularly communicated through our social media channels and weekly bulletin (sign up here)
  • We will be hosting a number of events in the lead up to and during COP26 as well as acting as a facilitator for partners to access key events in the city
  • Working with key stakeholders to understand the impact of the conference, we will help businesses prepare for any disruptions
  • We will be delivering My Climate Path, providing business with an opportunity to promote green and circular roles within schools
  • We will work closely with city stakeholders to maximise the positive impact and legacy of COP26
  • Sponsorship opportunities will be available on our COP26 activities
Find out more about COP26 opportunities

COP26 Events: More dates coming soon

14 Sep 2021

Dentons' COP26 Webinar: The increasing risk of climate change litigation

Date: Thursday 23 September 2021 9.00 am – 10.15 amLocation: Online/Webinar BOOK NOW Join Dentons for an engaging discussion on the increa…

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07 Sep 2021

Webinar: Made In Glasgow COP26 Edition

Date: Tuesday 28/09/2021 10:00 - 12:00Location: Online/Webinar BOOK NOW Made In Glasgow is a an exciting event organised by Glasgow Chambe…

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02 Sep 2021

Accelerating Your Business Journey to Green

Date: Thursday, 16 September, at 1pmLocation: ScottishPower HQ, 320 St Vincent Street, Glasgow1.00 pm Registration1.30 pm Event2.30 pm Netwo…

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