UN Climate Change Conference

Glasgow, 31.10.2021 bis 12.11.2021


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), and partners

Researchers of the project "Klimalog: Research and dialogue for a just and SDG-compatible implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement" of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) will co-host and take part in a number of events at the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021.


Side Event “Long-Term Strategies: Priorities, Lessons and Opportunities for International Cooperation”

Date & Time: 2 November 2021, 11:30-12:30 (GMT, Glasgow) / 12:30-13:30 (CET)
Location: EU Pavillon (Green Zone)
Registration: Register to the European Union side events at COP26 (cop26eusideevents.eu)
Partners: German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI), Ecologic Institute, Wise Europa

Long-term strategies (LTS) are key to implementing the Paris Agreement: they can guide short-term climate policy and climate finance towards climate stabilization, mobilize private capital and provide a basis for international cooperation on transformation pathways. We discuss LTS’ role for global sustainability goals, LTS formulation and implementation, drawing on recent analyses by the WBGU, GDI, Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument, Climate Recon 2050 platform and EU experiences.


Welcome and introduction to the event


  • Matthias Duwe (Ecologic Institute)



International Climate Cooperation: Beyond climate neutrality


LTS in Visegrád countries

  • Aleksander Śniegocki (WiseEuropa, Poland, on behalf of CR2050)


Building blocks of LTS development: Insights from ASEAN and prospects for international cooperation

  • Julia Groß (adelphi, Germany, on behalf of E-READI)


Invited comments

  • Henriette Faergemann (EU Delegation to ASEAN)
  • Emma Rachmawaty (Director Climate Change Mitigation, KLHK)
  • Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (South African Institute of International Affairs, SAIIA)



Integrating questions from the audience

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Side EventSupporting green & climate resilient development: local to global insights on the AU-EU Partnership”

Date & Time: 2 November 2021, 14:30 – 15:30 hrs (GMT, Glasgow) / 15:30-16:30 (CET)
Location: EU Pavillon (Green Zone)
Registration: Register to the European Union side events at COP26 (cop26eusideevents.eu)
Partners: Climate Action Network Europe (CAN), European Think Tanks Group (ETTG), SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

This event will explore how the EU-AU Partnership can support a green and just transition in Africa. Panellists will discuss locally-led approaches to adaptation, green jobs and enterprise for youth, and how the EU-Africa Partnership can deliver on Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement’s key commitments on climate finance and loss and damage, as both the EU and AU seek a green recovery from COVID-19.


  • Rachel Simon, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe




  • Gabriela Iacobuta, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) / European Think Tanks Group (ETTG)


Panel discussion

  • Harsen Nyambe, Director of Sustainable Environment and Blue Economy, African Union Commission
  • Mattias Frumerie, Ministry of Environment, Head of Swedish UNFCCC delegation, Sweden
  • Jacquiline Massao, Climate Action Network Tanzania
  • Jean Muthamia-Mwenda, Lead on Opportunities for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship, SNV Global


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Official Side Event “Multi-level action for biodiversity and climate: Planetary challenge & lessons from Latin America”

Date & Time: 5 November 2021, 11:30—12:45 hrs (GMT, Glasgow) / 12:30-13:45 (CMT)
Location: Derwentwater (Blue Zone)
Partner: International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) at York University

This multi-stakeholder event focuses on strengthening biodiversity and climate linkages through joint research, policy and action. Research is presented that tracks practitioners' experience in nature protection with examples of Ecosystem-based Adaptation finance and green recovery in Latin America.

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Side Event “Tracking non-Party adaptation and resilience action in the Global Climate Action Agenda”

Date & Time: 6 November 2021, 13:00-14:30 hrs (GMT, Glasgow) / 14:00-15:30 (CET)
Location: “Climate Action Lab”; The Union, University of Strathclyde; 51 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XU
Partners: CAMDA, International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) at York University, Groundswell

-- By invitation only --

Climate Action Measurement Data and Analysis (Camda) is a collaborative community of data and analytical experts from almost 100 organizations from around the world. We have initiated the Camda Resilience working group: focussed on developing metrics and indicators to track progress in global adaptation action and resilience. This workshop will contribute to the design, collection, and analyses of resilience action by non-Party stakeholders and support Camda's 2022 strategy.

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Side Event „Aligment of NDC and Long-Term targets for net-zero targets“

Date & Time: 9 November 2021,  11:30-13:00 12:30 (GMT, Glasgow) / 12:30-14:00 (CET)
Location: German Pavillon (Green Zone)
Registration: COP26 (german-climate-pavilion.de)
Organized by: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)


Speakers / Panelists

  • Anna-Katharina Hornidge (WBGU) 
  • Norbert Gorißen (German Federal Ministry for the Environment)
  • Laurence Tubiana (European Climate Foundation)
  • Pablo Vieira (NDC Partnership)
  • Richard Baron (2050 Pathways Platform)


Side EventWorking together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development”

Date & Time: 9 November 2021, 15:30-17:00 hrs (GMT, Glasgow) / 16:30-18:00 (CET)
Location: German Pavillon (Green Zone)
Registration: COP26 (german-climate-pavilion.de)
Partner: New Climate Institute

Diving deeper into results of recent study on the interlinkages between climate and development policy in five key fields of action: energy, cities, agriculture, ecosystems and water.


  • Heike Henn, Commissioner for Climate Policy and Climate Financing, German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


Presentation of the study “Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development”

  • Marie-Jeanne Kurdziel, NewClimate Institute


Science-Policy-Roundtable on international climate cooperation and the role of developing countries and emerging economies in the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, international speakers from research and policy implementation

  • Heike Henn, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Marie-Jeanne Kurdziel, NewClimate Institute
  • Pacifica Achieng Ogola, Government of Kenya
  • Shalini Sharma, Global Institute for Circular Economy & SDGs
  • Marie-Jose Poddey, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Rodrigo Rodríguez Tornquist, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible Argentina (tbc)


Wrap up and main take-aways by moderator


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Film ScreeningBuilding new coalitions to win the race to zero emissions by 2050!”

Date & Time: 11 November 12:00-13:00 hrs (GMT, Glasgow) / 13:00-14:00 (CMT)
Location: Cinema Auditorium (Green Zone)
Watch live: Building new coalitions to win the race to zero emissions by 2050! | #COP26 - YouTube
Partners: United Nations University (UNU); Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Academy Award winning film producer Dirk Wilutzky (CITIZENFOUR, 2014) will discuss a series of short films that are planned as part of the "Transformative Urban Coalitions (TUC)“ project, which strives to achieve socially inclusive, fast and radical CO2-emissions reductions in five selected pilot cities in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.

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