COP 26 | Events where PLATFORMA & CEMR are represented

29 octobre 2021

The 26th UN summit on climate change (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October to 12 November. Check where local and regional leaders and associations’ representatives will be present.

Urban Informality and Inequality: a global call for climate justice
2 November, 10.00-11.30 (GMT)

Where? Online

By whom? Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), the British Academy, UK Research and innovation, Cities Alliance

With whom? Speakers from CLGF

From Mission to Action: Collaboratively unlocking the potential for climate neutral cities
2 November, 14.00-15.00 (GMT)

Where? Blue zone, German pavilion

By whom? German Association of Cities

With whom? Yunus Arikan, ICLEI (keynote speech); Mayor Dr. Peter Kurz, Lord Mayor of Mannheim; Katja Dörner, Mayor of Bonn; Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE, Mayor of Freetown

New leadership for climate action in the cities! Networks for co-creating and constructing carbon-smart and resilient cities
3 November: 11.00-12.30 (GMT)

Where? Nordic Pavilion, SEC Centre, Hall 4, Exhibition Way, Glasgow & online

By whom? City of Lahti, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC), University of Helsinki

With whom? Mayor Pekka Timonen, City of Lahti; Governing Mayor Raymond Johansen, City of Oslo; Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr, City of Stockholm; Associate Prof. Leena Järvi, University of Helsinki, Jouni Keronen (Remote keynote), Climate Leadership Coalition; Ulrika Åkerlund (Remote keynote), coordinator of the Nordic Council of Minister’s working group for Sustainable cities; Dr Cecil Konijnendijk (Remote keynote), Nature Based Solutions Institute

Hybrid Seminar: When non-capital cities deliver the green agenda
4 November, 14.00-16.30 (GMT)

 Where? Glasgow City Chambers, 82 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU

By whom? A joint cooperation between Pittsburgh (US), Glasgow (UK) and Aarhus (DK)

Register here

Time4MultilevelAction; 2030 Agenda of cities and regions to enhance ambition & accelerate action
8 November, 18.30-20.00 (GMT)

Where? Blue zone, Multimedia Room

By whom? Regions4 Sustainable Development, UGCL, Basque Centre for Climate change (BC3) and Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

With whom? Ronan Dantec, CEMR spokesperson on climate, Senator of Nantes, France, speaking on behalf of CEMR/PLATFORMA

Watch the recording

Three events by the Covenant of Mayors
9 November 

Where? European Pavilion and Online

By whom? Covenant of Mayors

What? 3 events:

  • Localizing NDCs, 15.30-16.30 CET, with City of Turku/Utrecht -TBC
  • Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality goal, 17:00-18:00 CET, with speakers from Glasgow and Antwerp
  • Racing to 1.5 / Mediterranean Session, 18.30-19.30 CET, with a European Mayor from a Mediterranean country

Green Deal as an example for green recovery in developing countries and subnational governments
10 November, 14.30-15.30 (GMT)

Where? Session 9.G.4 in Blue zone, EU Pavilion upon invitation only or online

By whom? CEMR and GGGI (Global Green Growth Institute)

With whom?

  • Frédéric Vallier, Secretary General of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) (Moderator)
  • Video by Ban Ki-Moon, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
  • Panel 1:
    • Ronan Dantec, CEMR /Platorma spokesperson on climate. Member of AFCCRE association. Senator city of Nantes, France
    • Steven Heddle, CEMR/Plaftorma Spokeperson on Territorial Development, COSLA Association, UK
    • Léonore Moncond’Huy, Mayor of Poitiers, Vice-President of CUF (United Cities of France). PLATFORMA representative
    • Liviu Stirbat, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action
    • Arno Bonte, Vice Mayor on Sustainability, City of Rotterdam, The Netherlands (online)
  • Panel 2:
    • Ingvild Solvang, Deputy Director, Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development Global Practice, Global Green Growth Institute
    • Mohammad Khashashneh, Ministry of Environment (MOENV) of The Government of Jordan
    • Ir. Arifin Rudiyanto, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) Republic of Indonesia
    • Paul Roe, Vivid Economics

Check the live coverage on Twitter.

Watch the recording.

COP Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day
11 November, all day

Where? Green Zone

By whom? UK COP26 Presidency

Open to all participants. See full programme here.

COSLA Exhibition Stand
11 November, 9.00-17.00 (GMT)

Where? NILGA and LGA Exhibition Stand, Green zone

By whom? COSLA

With whom? CEMR delegation welcome to attend

Scottish Government: Just Transition to Net Zero Event
11 November, 9.00-12.00 (GMT)

Where? Scottish Government, Green Zone area, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Registration is mandatory.

By whom? COSLA, in partnership with SSN and Improvement Service, with support from SOLACE and Scottish Government.

With whom? Benoit Pilet, Vice Mayor City of Angers, speaker from PLATFORMA, Cités Unies France

Open to CEMR delegation attendance. Contacts: &

EU political gathering with Committee of the Regions President, ENVI chair and CoR delegates
11 November, 10.00-10.45 GMT

Where? TRIGLAV room in the EU pavilion

By whom? European Committee of the Regions and CEMR

With whom?

CEMR/PLATFORMA delegation :

  • Frédéric Vallier, CEMR Secretary General
  • Ronan Dantec, CEMR spokesperson on climate, member of AFCCRE, Senator of Loire Atlantique
  • Carl Wright, Secretary-General Emeritus, Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Partner of PLATORMA
  • Dan Lert, Deputy Mayor of Paris
  • Elise Pereira, Deputy Mayor of Tours, PLATFORMA/UCLG representative

CoR delegation:

  • Andries GRYFFROY (BE/EA)
  • Kata TÜTTO (HU/PES)
  • André Viola (FR/PES)
  • Zdenek Hrib (HU/Greens)

Local Government and Municipal Authorities COP26 Multilevel Partnership
11 November, 11.30-13.00 (GMT)

Where? Blue Zone, Multilevel Action Pavillon. Hall 4, Register for physical participation or for online participation


With whom? Mohamed Boudra, UCLG President; Cllr Steven Heddle, COSLA & CEMR Spokesperson; Ronan Dantec, CEMR/PLATFORMA spokesperson on climate, Senator of Nantes, France; Elise Pereira-Nunes, Vice Mayor of Tours, France, President of “Thematic Group Gender”; Dan Lert, Deputy mayor on Ecological Transition, Climate Change, Energy & Water, City of Paris; Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General of DG MOVE (TBC).


Read highlights by IISD

Story behind the figures: how non-state actors bolstered climate action through pandemic times
11 November, 15.00-16.15 (GMT)

Where? Blue zone, multimedia studio 2

By whom? Climate Chance Association

With whom? Ronan Dantec, Senator, President of Climate Chance; Frédéric Vallier, CEMR Secretary General; Gilles Vermot Desroches, Corporate citizenship Senior VP-Schneider Electric; Secou Sarr, Director Enda Energie; Madeleine Diouf, CC point focal SENEGAL; Abdoulaye Timbo, Mayor of Pikine

Contacts: & Emmanuel Seck

Political reception: Glasgow International Local Government Civic Reception
11 November, 19.00 (GMT)

Where? Glasgow City Chambers

By whom? Glasgow City Council

Open to CEMR delegation attendance (limited numbers).


Committee of the Regions “Green Deal Going G-local”
12 November, 9.30-11.30 (GMT)

Where? At CoR premises in Brussels, but also hybrid from Glasgow

By whom? European Committee of the Regions

With whom? Frédéric Vallier, CEMR Secretary general speaking during the debate. Open to CEMR delegation.

More information.

Green zone
1 to 12 November

Where? Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA


More information:

(Picture by COP26 President @AlokSharma_RDG)

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