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Article d’actualité27 octobre 2021Agence exécutive européenne pour le climat, les infrastructures et l’environnement

CINEA’s involvement in COP26 Climate Change Conference

EU at COP26

The 2021 UN climate change conference (COP26) is scheduled to take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, under the presidency of the UK. The EU and its Member States will take part as Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

CINEA is organising a number of side events both onsite at the EU pavilion in Glasgow, in Brussels and online, in collaboration with EU-funded Horizon 2020 and LIFE projects in the area of Climate Action.

Furthermore, CINEA in cooperation with the DG for Climate Action is organising the signature ceremony for the first small-scale projects funded under the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest funding programmes for the demonstration of innovative clean technologies.

CINEA is hosting a virtual stand, where visitors will find relevant information about the programmes the agency is managing to contribute to the EU Green Deal.

All events over the two weeks can be followed online by registering on



01 Nov 2021 (10:30-11:30 CET)

What does transforming the energy system really mean? Adaptation, resilience & transition challenges

(Organised and moderated by CINEA; involved H2020 projects: SECLIFIRM, ENGAGE)

04 Nov 2021 (15:30-16:30 CET)

Carbon markets and net-zero: trends and prospects in the domestic, international and voluntary markets

(Involved LIFE project: LIFE DICET)

08 Nov 2021 (12:30-13:30 CET)

Tackling climate change from Farm to Fork: Transformative pathways for more sustainable food systems

(Involved LIFE projects SU-Eatable LIFE and LIFE Desert Adapt)

08 Nov 2021 (14:30-15:30 CET)

Organic soils and peatlands in the Baltic countries: Mitigation measures & monitoring, paludiculture and carbon farming approaches.

(Involved LIFE project OrgBalt)

09 Nov 2021 (17:30-18:30 CET)

Adaptation Beyond the EU: Perspectives for Stronger Co-operation with Africa

(Involved H2020 projects: SINCERE, CASCADES)



03 Nov 2021 (14:00-15:00 CET)

Polar warming, global warning

(Involved H2020 projects: EU Polar Cluster, PROTECT)

04 Nov 2021 (15:30-16:30 CET)

Mobilising finance for clean tech deployment

(Innovation Fund signature ceremony followed by panel discussion. Involved projects: Batch and Cullet Preheating technology, Decarbomalt Croatia and Silverstone)


EVENTS ONLINE (NB: also onsite events can be followed online)

01 Nov 2021 (09:30-10:30 CET)

Policy, business, and social challenges for carbon dioxide removals and carbon capture & storage

(Involved H2020 projects: LANDMARC,NEGEM)

01 Nov 2021 (11:00-12:00 CET)

Towards an emission neutral society: challenges and opportunities


01 Nov 2021 (11:30-12:30 CET)

The Journey from Scientific insights to Societal Action


01 Nov 2021 (15.00-16.00 CET)

Cascading Climate Risks: Perspectives From Around the World

(Involved H2020 project: CASCADES)

03 Nov 2021 (10.30-11.30 CET)

Macrofinancial Relevance of Cascading Climate Risks: Insights for EU Investors

(Involved H2020 project: CASCADES)

10 Nov 2021 (11.00-12.00 CEST)

Ensuring an effective Global Stocktake: what role for civil society & the climate science community?

(Involved H2020 project: ESM2025)

11 Nov 2021 (10.30-12.00 CET)

Climate Resilience in Intermediate Cities of the MENA Region: Opportunities for the European Green Deal

(Involved H2020 project: CASCADES)



The COP26 brings together governments from around the world to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. The conference is also a space for governments, businesses, local authorities and civil society to discuss and showcase climate action.

EU side events (1-12 November 2021)

The European Union, like in previous years, provides a space for side events seeking to stimulate the debate on key thematic areas, facilitating dialogue with Party delegates and other participants, as well as launching new initiatives and partnerships and showcasing inspiring and successful projects or policies.

This year, the EU Pavilion programme will include physical side events in Glasgow, a studio in Brussels, as well as digital side events. All events will be accessible through an online platform to reach out to broader audiences around the globe and allow enhanced virtual participation.

Online registration and programme

For social media: #EUatCOP26 #COP26 #EUGreenDeal #H2020 #InnovationFund

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Glasgow + Brussels + online