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2021 November 01 - 2021 November 12


Date: 01 - 12 November, 2021

Venue: Glasgow, UK

Website: Link


The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Sustainable bioenergy will play a central role in helping the world achieve Net Zero by mid-century and meeting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target. The World Bioenergy Association (as an observer to UNFCCC) is delighted to host a series of events at COP26 to explore the importance of sustainability in bioenergy, and bioenergy’s contribution to delivering global Net Zero.


Bridging the gap: Unlocking Net Zero through investment in sustainable bioenergy and BECCS

Date/Time: Tuesday 9th November, 9.00am – 10.30am

Location: Blue Zone (Scottish Events Campus)

Join a panel of business and policy leaders to discuss the role of sustainable bioenergy and BECCS in delivering global Net Zero. Please note this event requires a delegate pass for the COP26 Blue Zone.


Forestry and Net Zero: Protecting and investing in forests

Date/Time: Wednesday 10th November, 9.00am – 10.30am

Location: 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG

Sustainable management of forests and supply of wood products will be central to protecting forest carbon sinks and the species they support. This event will explore how the sustainable forestry sector can play a crucial part in delivering global Net Zero. Followed by morning refreshments. 


Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy: Launching the Glasgow Declaration on Sustainable Bioenergy

Date/Time: Wednesday 10th November, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Location: 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG

According to the International Energy Agency, sustainable wood-based bioenergy must increase threefold to meet global Net Zero. This event will set out a vision for how the industry can meet this challenge while maintaining its commitment to sustainability. Followed by a networking lunch.


Program Launch: Bioenergy for the Future

Date/Time: Wednesday, 10th November

Location: 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG

The program Bioenergy for the Future developed in collaboration between WBA and ITN Productions is planned to be launched at COP26. It will combine key sector interviews, informative news items, sponsored editorial profiles and will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring WBA members and professional partners.