From October 31 to November 12, the UK, in partnership with Italy, will host the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, hailed as “the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control”.

World leaders, alongside negotiators, government representatives and other relevant stakeholders, will convene in Glasgow for twelve days of talks on how to accelerate action towards a successful Paris Agreement implementation within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

A delegation of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), led by the President, Theo de Jager, will join the event, getting involved in several panels and roundtables, to reiterate that farmers hold an essential part in the solution to climate change.

Are you in Glasgow during the COP? Do not miss the opportunity to join the events in which we are involved!

Accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement through innovative climate-resilient agri-food systems

Organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 12:15 – 13:30 GMT
UN System Pavilion

The event will showcase the importance of technological innovation at all levels for achieving climate-resilient agri-food systems that provide affordable and healthy diets for all, tackle climate change, increase resilience for the most vulnerable, and revert loss of nature and biodiversity.

The Climakers: Presenting the Toolkit for a Farmer – Driven Implementation of NDCs

Co-organised by the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) and the International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 16:45 – 18:00 GMT
Lomond Auditorium

Three years after the official launch of the “Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda” at COP24, in Katowice, Poland, The Climakers will be in Glasgow to take stock of the progress made in amplifying farmers’ needs and solutions to climate change by presenting an “NDCs Toolkit” as guidelines to policymakers on integrating agriculture into the national fulfilment of the Paris Agreement.  Read more

The future of food systems: game-changing innovations for inclusive transformation?

Co-organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Friday, 5 November 2021, 09:30 – 11:00 GMT
IFAD Pavilion

This session will unpack the role of four enablers in building resilient, sustainable and inclusive food systems (at the local level) and to deliver a hunger-free, prosperous and resilient 1.50C world: data and technological innovation; enabling policies and governance instruments; and investment. Watch the event online here

Bridging the Science-Policy Gap for Impactful, Demand-Driven Food Systems Innovation

Co-organised by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the American University of Beirut (AUB-IFI) and the Columbia University

Friday, 5 November 2021, 16:45 – 18:00 GMT
South Downs (Multimedia Studio 1)

This event will seek to raise the bar for more collaborative, action-oriented research and innovation for food systems, driving transformations for people, nature and climate, in line with the Presidency’s campaigns.

COP26 Nature Day – Accelerating a just rural transition to sustainable agriculture for people, climate and nature

Organised by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 GMT
Cairn Gorm Room

This event will bring governments, policymakers, and farmers together to showcase actions and ambition to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture by redirecting policies and supporting and scaling innovation to deliver healthy diets, resilient livelihoods, and economies while protecting nature and keeping to within 1.5°C of global warming.

No ‘Net Zero’ Without Nature: How committed are countries to transforming land and food systems?

Co-organised by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
COP26 Nature Pavilion, Blue Zone

The event will amplify the voices of countries on how to move nature, food, and land use to the core of the global climate agenda; to drive policy action toward “real” net-zero in all countries; to share case studies; and to build momentum and empower local actors to leverage ambitious action and results.

The Global Role of Food Systems in Addressing the Twin Threats of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

Co-organised by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), the British Retail Consortium (BRC), and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) – as members of the ‘F4’

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 15:45 – 16:30 GMT
UK Presidency Pavilion

This event will hear from the UK and international industry leaders working across different aspects of the global food supply chain about different ways to achieve sustainability.

Green and Climate Resilient Agriculture. Supporting action at global level and on the ground

Organised by FAO in collaboration with the Governments of China and the USA, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Tuesday, 9 November, 11:00 – 12:30 GMT
GEF-GCF Pavilion

Under the wider 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the event aim is to promote green and climate-resilient solutions in agriculture to respond to the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation, hunger and poverty.

Daily updates on WFO and farmers’ participation in the COP 26 will be available on Twitter by following @worldfarmersorg and #Farmers4Climate, #COP26, #COP26Glasgow and #TogetherForOurPlanet