The UN Climate Change Conference COP26
The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus on 31 October - 12 November 2021.
The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This was a significant and important event for Glasgow, Scotland and the UK at a crucial time for governments across the world. The SEC is honoured to have been the location for this globally significant conference.
COP26 in numbers
- 194 countries represented
- 120 world leaders in attendance
- 38,000+ badged attendees
- IS020121 accreditation awarded to COP26
- 1 of the largest police operations in the UK
- 2,440 meetings
- 95 receptions at the SEC
- 125,000 retail food items purchased
- 51 events around the city
- 200+ site visits
Legacy for global events industry
The SEC is proud to have played a central role in the organising task force to establish the JMIC / UNFCCC initiative and industry pledge.
Find out more about the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge here. The SEC continues to work with the global events industry to contribute to developing a pathway to netzero for events.