The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 and as the Glasgow Conference, represents the world’s last best chance to limit global warming to 1.5°c, to turn the Paris commitments into action and to help build a sustainable future for all. Besides the most high-profile, and socially influential attendees, there will be representatives of many international organisations supporting science that helps to understand and limit the climate change. This means ICOS is not to be missed at the event.
ICOS is participating at COP26 to deliver on our support for climate action and decision-making promise of generating scientific knowledge, which advances the fulfilment of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals concerning climate change.
Read more about how we support the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Let’s start the ocean data revolution in the Nordics!
4th of November 2021, 14:00–15:00 UTC
Supported by Accenture and Bjerknes center, ICOS is the main organiser of in-person event and live broadcast from Glasgow titled: Let’s start the ocean data revolution in the Nordics! Building partnerships for integrated nature-based solutions to climate change.
Blue Carbon is instrumental to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Directing the required projects and investments in the Blue Economy requires data, expertise and cross-sectoral partnerships. Solutions in the Nordic region have the potential to catalyse transferable, actionable partnerships for the benefit of the world’s blue ecosystems.
Join us and start the Ocean Data Revolution and discuss cross-sectoral partnerships to reach the EU Green Deal & Paris Agreement commitments! The event will be moderated by Director of ICOS Ocean Thematic Center Richard Sanders.
The event will be organised physically in the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow and live broadcasted through 'We Don’t Have Time' Youtube channel and platform on 4th of November 2021, 14:00–15:00 UTC.
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Terrestrial GHG flux observations as an essential climate variable
3rd of November 2021, 10:00-13:00 UTC
ICOS will be presented at the Earth Information Day 2021 organised by UNFCCC. We will have our poster at the virtual poster session on “Interpreting Earth observations for implementing the Paris Agreement – developments, opportunities and challenges”. ICOS Director General Werner Kutsch will present our recent progress and future development in terrestrial greenhouse gas flux observations as an essential climate variable on 3rd of November 2021, 10:00-13:00 UTC.
More information on the Earth Information Day can be found here
Carbon neutral construction in Nordic cities
3rd of November 2021, 11:00-12:30 PM UTC
Leena Järvi will join the Mayors of the Nordic Cities of Lahti, Oslo and Stockholm to discuss how to construct and co-create green and resilient cities. Leena is the WP co-leader in the ICOS Cities project. Carbon neutral construction in Nordic cities: Networks for co-creation and impact — Showcase of best practices, identifying gaps, and moving forward session will be organised physically in the Nordic Pavilion in Glasgow and live broadcasted through We don’t have time platform on 3rd of November 2021, 11:00-12:30 UTC.
More information can be found on the We Don't Have Time platform