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Apply for a Badge to Attend COP26 as an Observer via ESA

ESA is accepting applications until July 20 at 5:00 PM ET for ESA members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend the Conference of Parties (COP) 26 Climate Change Conference, which will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 in the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

ESA is able to issue a limited number of “observer status” badges to ESA members. Those receiving a badge would not be formally representing ESA.

Members would be responsible for all associated travel costs and expenses to attend COP26 if offered an ESA badge. Additionally, those selected to receive a badge would be required to meet all vaccine and other requirements set by the COP26 organizers and the host country and to submit any information that organizers request to register recipients such as passport information.

Please complete this form to express your interest in receiving an ESA badge. This form can be used for groups of individuals interested in receiving an ESA “observer status” badge led by an ESA member.

COP26 Badge Application
You can find your ESA member number at Only ESA members may apply.
Please describe your intended participation.
You can read the Diversity Statement at
How do you identify? If your identity is not listed here, please specify below.
To help ESA improve our services and monitor our efforts towards diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, please tell us about your yourself. All information will only be shared in the aggregate.
What is your race and/or ethnicity? If other, please specify below.
Please note that we collect this information so that ESA has the data needed to help increase diversity in our programs and among our members. If you select, "prefer not to answer," we have no way of knowing if our applicant pool is diverse, but we do respect your right to not answer. If you have a suggestion to improve this question, please email gro.asenull@pihshrebmem and put diversity suggestion in the subject line.
Your career stage
Are you working with any other approved COP observer organizations to receive a badge?
I acknowledge that I will be responsible to cover any associated costs to attend COP26 and that ESA will not provide any funding or other support
I agree to meet all requirements set by the COP26 organizers to attend, including providing information to ESA that is required for ESA to submit an individual's name for an observer status badge