The formal opening of the COP26 Climate Change conference took place on 31 Oct 2021. COP is the decision-making body responsible for monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It brings together the 197 nations and territories – called Parties – that have signed on to the Framework Convention. The COP has met annually since 1995. COP26 is organised into two zones; the inner Blue Zone and the outer Green Zone. The Blue Zone is a UN-managed space which hosts the negotiations and UNFCCC-run side events, held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). The Green Zone is managed by the UK Government, and is an open platform for the general public, youth groups, civil society, academia, artists, business and others to have their voices heard, held at the Glasgow Science Centre.
The thematic structure and key events can be found in an overview schedule for the 2 weeks, while below are highlights of NbS-related Presidency Programme Events, UNFCCC side events and relevant external events. Events where NbSI members will speak are highlighted with asterisks (***).
***Nature-based Solutions in Action – Documentary Screening
15:00 – 16:30
Three new documentaries showcasing best-practice NbS in Action will be screened on the final day of COP – to show what is possible with high quality, sustainable NbS. Each film will feature a unique context where NbS has had positive impacts; one focussing on working with nature to restore the highlands, one on building resilience of our coastlines and working lands, and one on bringing nature into our cities.
Speakers: NbSI’s Professor Nathalie Seddon will introduce the films.
Watch the NbSI documentaries trailer, and the full films on the NbSI Youtube channel.