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COP 26 Side Events

To access the official COP 26 side events schedule with contact details of side event organizers and the database of uploaded attachment materials, please click on the Side events schedule link in the menu on the left or click here.

Video recordings of all COP 26 side events can be viewed on our YouTube channel


COP 26 Virtual Exhibits

To access the official list of COP 26 virtual exhibits with contact details of exhibitors and the database of uploaded attachment materials, please click on the List of exhibits link in the menu on the left or click here

COP 26 virtual exhibits can be viewed on the COP 26 platform. Please be reminded that it is necessary to be duly registered as part of a delegation to access COP 26 platform

To view virtual exhibits on the COP 26 platform, please please select Virtual Exhibits in the menu on the left: 


The application process

Before applying for a side event and/or an exhibit, please carefully review the frequently asked questions and the Side Events and Exhibits Application Manual.

SEORS is the only channel used by the UNFCCC secretariat to receive applications for official side events and exhibits by IGOs and NGOs duly admitted by the COP and Parties partnering with such admitted observer organizations.

Applications by UN organizations are outside of this scope and the inter-agency coordination for UN side events at COP 26 is undertaken by the UNFCCC secretariat.

Please note that all applicants must register for a new personal account in SEORS for each conference. User names and passwords from previous conferences will not work. 


Eligibility and selection criteria

Due to the high level of interest in COP 26, we expect the number of applications to be very high. We kindly ask you to review the Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Side Events and Exhibits


COP 26 logistical information

Side Events

For the logistical information on COP 26 side events, please consult the Side Event Organizer's Handbook (updated on 9 November). 

To view the setup of COP 26 side event rooms, please click here

Please be informed that the duration of side events has been reduced to 75 minutes to ensure having the necessary sanitation breaks between events to comply with the COVID-19 regulations.

Please be reminded that all speakers need to be duly registered as part of a delegation to join side events at the COP 26 platform for virtual participation. 


In light of the experiences gained connecting wider communities using online tools, and in order to reduce the need for in-person attendance with associated climate impacts, all exhibits at COP 26 were organized as virtual exhibits online. The virtual exhibits platform enabled selected exhibitors to display written and audio-visual digital content. 


COP 26 application process timeline

As communicated to all Parties and admitted organizations on 15 June, the SEORS opening for COP 26 closed on 2 July.

For information purposes, a breakdown of the COP 26 selection period is provided below (all deadlines are at 17:00 CEST):

Application: Tuesday, 29 June - Friday, 2 July 2021 for 4 days

Authorization: Throughout the application period and until Thursday, 8 July 2021

Consolidation and merging: Throughout the application period and until Monday, 19 July 2021

Announcement of the selection results: Thursday, 30 September 2021



Archives of the side events and exhibits held at previous UNFCCC conferences can be found here.

To view video recordings of past side events, please visit the Side Events Webcast page


To view the side events schedule or the list of selected virtual exhibits, please click on one of the respective inks in the upper-left corner of the page.