A women’s self-help group established by the AF-funded project in Uttarakhand, India has stitched thousands of masks for isolated Himalayan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: BAIF)

Agenda of Key Activities

List of overall COP26 side events

All events are in local Glasgow time (GMT/UTC).

Date and Time Event Location Description Host(s)
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 17:30–19:00

Closing the action gap: addressing climate risks in fragile and conflict-affected settings

Resilience Hub, Blue Zone, Hall 5 The session will seek to support a conversation between development, humanitarian, political and business leaders on how to ensure that populations facing the double vulnerability of climate risks and conflict are more effectively supported. Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 9:35–10:45 Accès au financement climatique pour l’adaptation – nouvelles opportunités de financement dans le cadre de la stratégie à moyen terme du Fonds d’Adaptation Pavillon Francophonie Adaptation Fund & IFDD
Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:30–14:30 Head of Climate Funds Meeting and Announcement of Joint Statement GEF/GCF pavilion
Thurs, 04 Nov 2021 13:15– 14:30 Gender-Just Climate Finance: From Barriers to Actionable Solutions

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Multimedia Studio 3 A discussion on how to mobilize more and better funding to gender-just climate action

Fondo Centroamericano de MujeresGlobal Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA), Centre for 21st Century Issues and Heinrich Böll Foundation

Fri, 05 Nov 2021 8:30– 10:00 COP26 Resilience Frontiers Event: Nurturing Adaptation Innovation Clusters Resilience Frontiers Creative Space in Blue Zone
Fri, 05 Nov 2021 9:00– 10:30 Leveraging the Power of Forests and Trees for Climate

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Bute Hall The role of forests and trees in providing multiple goods and services that contribute to the resilience and adaptive capacity of people and ecosystems has not yet gotten the attention it deserves in climate policy and action.

In this session, FAO and CIFOR-ICRAF will invite diverse and intergenerational perspectives to highlight recent concrete examples of adaptation and resilience in the face of unprecedented climate change events, making strong connections to human and ecosystem health.

Speakers will highlight the role of forests and trees as part of the solution to building resilient societies and a transformative economy of care for people and nature

CIFOR, World Agroforestry, FAO
Sat, 06 Nov 2021
Adaptation Fund: Adapting to Climate Change through Locally-Led Actions

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Lomond Auditorium AF projects are country-focused and targeted at empowering the most vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change. Many projects utilize nature based solutions and innovative localized approaches that foster effective solutions while creating scalable models.

AF, implementing partners & CSOs to showcase concrete examples of locally led adaptation actions from field. Expanded and innovative finance modalities such as Enhanced Direct Access, project scale-up and innovation grants will be discussed, as well as building broader resilience amid the pandemic.

Adaptation Fund
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 9:30 Discuss Achievements and Lessons Learnt of AF Colombia-Ecuador regional project Colombia Pavilion World Food Programme
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 13:15–14:45 Adaptation Fund Contributor Dialogue F2F Action Room 2 In recognition of the Adaptation Fund’s effective and tangible work on the ground for developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate changethis event provides an opportunity for contributor governments, recipient governments and civil society representatives to voice their support for the Adaptation Fund’s work in implementing its mandate of supporting concrete adaptation action and serving the Paris Agreement.  Adaptation Fund
Tues, 09 Nov 2021 11:30–12:15 Enhancing climate finance access for adaptation in the context of COVID-19: Lessons from the Adaptation Fund portfolio

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Capacity Building Hub of the PCCB (Paris Committee on Capacity Building) – Zone D, 1st Floor, Room 9 Adaptation Fund
Tues, 09 Nov 2021 15:30 Addressing Climate Adaptation through Strengthening Health and Protection Systems

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Health Pavilion This event will bring together international stakeholders on the topic of climate-resilient health and protection systems. It is an opportunity to put the topic on a global discussion table and highlight the importance of channeling adequate financing to strengthening health systems as well as engage global stakeholders including member States on approaches towards developing gender-sensitive and people-centered NDCs and NAPs ahead of the global stock take in 2023. UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
Thurs, 11 Nov 2021 18:00–19:30 Launch of COP26 Catalyst Call to Action for Transformational Capacity Building

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UK Pavilion, Hall 4, Zone D At this high-level session, the COP26 Catalyst Action Groups will present the final recommendations for practical solutions to capacity building, to ensure the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement and catalyse climate action more widely.