COP26 is being held in Glasgow in November 2021. EAUC are working hard to ensure universities and colleges, and their role in society have a high profile at the event. Much of this is still in planning and we will keep members informed as more information comes through. Below is a summary of where EAUC are involved in the planning.

  • EAUC are submitting an Expression of Interest to the COP26 team for a stand to showcase our members at COP26. If we are successful we will share more details on how you can get involved.
  • EAUC have successfully petitioned the COP26 Cabinet team to have an Education Zone within the Green Zone. If you are submitting an EOI please state you would like to be in the Education Zone.
  • There will be a dedicated 'Education Day' during COP26. We are waiting for the confirmation of when this will take place.
  • EAUC have asked the UK Government and the COP26 Cabinet team to include invitations to Education Ministers to COP26, especially for the Education Day.
  • COP26 Fellows sponsored by UKRI are confirmed. EAUC are working with the Fellows, particularly the youth engagement elements. 

  • Expression of Interest process for businesses, civil society, academia, trade unions, indigenous groups, young people and others to apply to get involved in UK Government managed spaces at the Summit in Glasgow 2021 is now launched. This includes opportunities such as hosting of events, creative installations, and exhibition space - across both the Blue Zone and Green Zone. We will also be working with the High Level Champions team to share relevant content to support the Climate Action Zone. 
    We expect demand to be high, and opportunities will be limited. As such we are encouraging organisations to come together with collaborative proposals with a focus on profiling the voices of those most impacted by climate change. To support this collaborative approach, we will be encouraging stakeholders to connect with each other via the COP26 LinkedIn platform.
    How to apply: Further guidance and a link to the online form can be found here. A downloadable PDF guidance pack can also be found here
    Eligibility criteria: As Presidency, we are keen to showcase businesses and organisations who have set ambitious net zero commitments by 2050 or earlier, with a credible short term action plan to achieve this, including Science Based Targets and joining the Race to Zero
    Deadline: The Expression of Interest process closes at 17:00 GMT on Friday 5 March 2021. When submitting please request to be in the Education Zone.
  • Glasgow City Council is looking to enlist the help of friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to contribute to the success of this momentous event. Get involved and share with your network!
  • EAUC have applied for Observer status. The application process is still pending.
  • EAUC are working closely with the COP26 Cabinet Team to coordinate a joined up education approach. We are in talks about a potential education zone in the green zone (open to the public and applications will be available shortly).
  • EAUC are liaising with the COP26 Cabinet Team on the Together for our Planet Campaign with a potential education sector wide social media/communications campaign on the lead up to COP26.
  • EAUC are liaising with various other sector bodies that are involved such as SOS with the MockCOP and Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
  • EAUC sits on various different COP26 Cabinet Team Roundtables - Education & Skills Roundtable and Youth Roundtable.
  • EAUC are part of the COP26 University Research Network – the network is conducting various briefings on the run up to COP26 which are public facing.
  • EAUC are working with the Climate Commission on what kind of event/presence the Climate Commission will have around COP26.
  • UNFCCC are planning an ‘education day’ at COP26 – we are waiting on more details on this (including which day this will be). EAUC are working with UN bodies such as UNEP, UNESCO & UNFCCC on the international profile and will include initiatives through HESI and profiling key activities such as the SDG Accord, the Global Climate Letter and the International Green Gown Awards.  
  • EAUC are working with the Race to Zero team on what profile they will have at COP26 – and the education sector profile as part of our Global Climate Letter work.
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