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COP26 and Sport

For details of events taking place during COP26 with sport as the focus, please visit https://www.sportatcop.org/

Alternatively we have listed some below including these two events where our CEO Dr Russell Seymour will be involved in the conversation:

Thursday 4th November 2021: How sport can kick carbon – Green Zone (IMAX), COP26.
Hosted by Mike Wedderburn.  With….CEO of British Association for Sustainable Sport – Russell Seymour, Sky Sports’ Executive Director of Production Services & Operations – Inga Ruehl and Glamorgan cricketer Joe Cooke. 

Watch the recording here.

Monday 8th November: Sport Changing Our World for the Better

Website: https://www.onecarbonworld.com/cop26

1st November: 

Exploring action and ambition to make sport more sustainable @ 10.30 – 11.30am, COP26 Blue Zone at Nordic Pavilion
Website: https://www.norden.org/en/event/glasgow-sports-climate-action (The livestream link can be found on this page)

2nd November:

Sport Positive Exhibition Booth @ All Day, COP26 Green Zone
Website: https://ukcop26.org/the-conference/green-zone-programme-of-events/ –Expo hosted by Claire Poole, Founder & CEO, Sport Positive. Guests throughout the day to join live streams from the likes of UNFCCC, BBC, Champions for Earth and more.

3rd November: 

BBC5Live broadcast – BASIS CEO Russell Seymour

Extreme International Sport & Climate Day @10am – 6pm, Ferry on the Clyde
Website: https://www.extremehangoutevents.com/day3 First panel at 10am moderated by Claire Poole, Speakers include Spurs legend Ledley King, Tom Gribbin, Co-Founder of Planet Super League, Julie Duffus, Senior Sustainability Leader at International Olympic Committee and Hannah Mills MBE, Double Olympic Champion and Founder, The Big Plastic Pledge.

How Sport Can Set the Pace for Climate Action @ 2 – 2.30pm, COP26 Blue Zone, Action Hub
Website: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/gca-events/action-hub-events-at-cop-26#eq-1

UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action – On the Race To Net Zero @ 3 – 4.30pm, COP26 Blue Zone
High level speakers and signatories of UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action join panels and presentations to raise awareness of progress and continue to increase action and ambition

4th November:

Live from COP26 – Sport & Climate: Match Fit? @ 11am – 12noon, Blue Zone & Online
Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sport-climate-match-fit-tickets-190401715657
albert presents this event with BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and STV. Join us for this event live from COP where we’ll discuss how sports broadcasting can help combat the climate crisis

How sport can help kick carbon, with Sky Sports @ 1.30 – 2.30pm, COP26 Green Zone, Cinema Auditorium
Website: https://ukcop26.org/the-conference/green-zone-programme-of-events/
See how climate change will have an impact on sport, and how the immense power of sport can inspire change, with Sky Sports News presenter Mike Wedderburn and guests. Plus, you’ll get a first look of a new short form documentary created by Sky Sports – Cricket’s Climate Crisis – and can watch it in all its glory on the IMAX screen

5th November:

How sport can help kick carbon, with Sky Sports @ 4 – 5pm, COP26 Blue Zone, UK Pavilion
UK Government and Sky (COP26 Principal Partner) bring you an event where you will hear about the immense power of sport in the global fight against the climate crisis, and creative ways to inspire behaviour change. Hosted by David Garrido (Sky Sports News presenter), with Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent MBE (former English cricketer and Sky Sports presenter), Hannah Mills (sailor and Olympic gold medallist), and Martin Offiah MBE (former England rugby player).

6th November:

Spirit of Football with Pledgeball @ 10 – 10.30am, COP26 Blue Zone, Action Hub
Website: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/gca-events/action-hub-events-at-cop-26#eq-4 (Live streamed on the UNFCCC webcast page)

7th November:

The World COP Football Tournament @ 2 – 4pm, Toryglen Regional Football Center adjacent to Hampden Park. Website: https://spiritoffootball.com/the-world-cop/
Fair Play Football round robin tournament facilitated by Spirit of Football

8th November:

Sport at COP @ 1 – 6pm, Wood House
Website: https://www.sportatcop.org
Sport @COP Day of Action  is an interactive, high-level training ground for the movers and shakers of the sports sector huddling up for a one-day hybrid (virtual and in-person) summit shadowing the COP26 event

9th November: 

Formula E: Change. Accelerated. @ 3 – 3.30pm, COP26 Blue Zone, Action Hub
Website: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/gca-events/action-hub-events-at-cop-26#eq-6 (Live streamed on the UNFCCC webcast page)
Formula E: Change. Accelerated. Accelerating sustainable human progress through the power of electric racing — Julia Palle, Sustainability Director.

10th November:

Formula E: Change. Accelerated. @ 1 – 2.30pm, COP26 Green Zone, Cinema Auditorium
Website: https://ukcop26.org/the-conference/green-zone-programme-of-events/
Formula E: Change. Accelerated. Accelerating sustainable human progress through the power of electric racing

Various dates during COP: COP Runs @ 7/10am, meeting at various places across Glasgow
Website: https://www.cop-runs.uk 

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