ESA at COP 26

COP 26 logoESA has received official observer status at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on October 31 – November 12, 2021. ESA members will be attending COP26. This page will be updated with resources related to COP 26 and updates from ESA members at COP 26.

Read the Daily COP26 Observations

Andy Barton is forest and fire ecologist, a writer, and a biology professor (the University of Maine at Farmington) who is attending COP26 and writing daily updates and observations of the negotiations.

Read his blogpost for daily updates,

ESA Urges All Nations to Take Climate Action at COP26

ESA’s presidents issued a statement calling on world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to pledge immediate action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions that limits rising temperatures to 1.5⁰ C.

The Road to COP26

This event was a guide to COP26 event hosted by the League of Conservation Voters, the Hubbard Brooks Research Foundation, Revers Center for Energy, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Sustainable Futures Consulting. See the agenda below. The link to video recording here, a version with subtitles can also be downloaded here.


4 pm: Welcome April Salas, Executive Director, Revers Center for Energy, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Rob Werner, NH State Director, League of Conservation Voters

4:05 pm: COP26 Preview w/Dr. Peter Abbott, British Consul General to New England, British Consulate-General, Boston

4:20 pm: Climate Negotiations Dr. Robert Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Co-Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

4:35 pm: Audience Questions w/Tim Horgan, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of New Hampshire


Adapt to Protect Communities and Natural Habitats 

Mobilize Finance 

Secure Global Net Zero by Mid-century and Keep 1.5 degrees within Reach 

Work Together to Deliver: Engage, Lift our Voices and Take Action

COP 26 Side Events (Please check the SEORS website for the most current information as events are currently being posted with onsite locations in Glasgow and any virtual options will also be posted there.)


The COP26 side event schedule is now published on SEORS.

RINGO website

The Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGO) constituency to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is one of nine NGO constituencies recognized by the UNFCCC. It is the second largest constituency, comprising 25% of the 2000 admitted NGOs and includes science societies.


RINGO  announced that Wednesday, November 10, is the Research into Action thematic day organized by the UNFCCC in conjunction with RINGO. You will see many side events featuring the work of RINGO members listed on SEORS for this day.  On Tuesday, November 9, the UK COP26 Presidency has organized Science and Innovation Day in the UK pavilion featuring a number of side events.