The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.

The conference is set to incorporate the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 16th meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP16), and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA3). This conference is the first time that Parties are expected to commit to enhanced ambition since COP 21.

EIT Climate-KIC is leading or contributing to sessions related to climate innovation during COP 26 and invites its audience to join virtually or meet up in person.

Its series includes a hour-long discussion with James Drinkwater, Laudes Foundation and Professor Hans Joachin Schellnhuber, founder and Chair of Bauhaus der Erde. Both will be speaking at the 4pm session on Wednesday 10th November at Climate Kic’s Shelter Sessions in the UN Climate Change Global Innovation Hub, Blue Zone, UNFCCC space.

16:00 – 16:50 GMT

Session 3: Shelter as means to climate change mitigation and decarbonisation    


  • John Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • James Drinkwater, Head of Built by Nature, Built by Nature / Laudes Foundation
  • Marco Poletto, Co-Founder, ecoLogicStudio
  • Martin Forsen, Burapha Wood

Shelter is one of the most essential human needs and at the same time one of the principal forms of expression of meaning, identity, safety and aspiration. Human shelter in its various forms – houses, offices, villages, cities, farms, factories, infrastructure – accounts for more than 70% of global emissions and is amongst the most at-risk elements of human existence from the effects of climate change, whether from storm surge and sea-level rise, from extreme rain and wind events, or water stress, heat impacts, insect plagues and wildfire. What we choose to do with our approach to shelter going forward holds the keys to our

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For further information about UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub’s activities during COP26 please click on link.

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