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Side Events & Exhibits | UN Climate Change Conference November 2021 (COP 26)

As communicated to all Parties and admitted organizations on 15 June, the SEORS opening closed on 2 July. We have opened a waiting list to receive further applications for those who did not meet the deadline. The secretariat will contact those on the waiting list in case of cancelations made by selected event organizers.

The authorization period ends on Thursday, 8 July, at 17:00 CEST.

The consolidation closes on Monday, 19 July, at 17:00 CEST


Before applying, please carefully review the frequently asked questions and the Side events and exhibits application manual  Side events and exhibits application manual.


We do recognize that the side events and exhibitions are, like the rest of COP, subject to conditions that may be imposed by the Covid-19 Pandemic. However, in order to plan adequate time for the assessment of the application content for side events and exhibits, we are opening the process at this timing.


New information on exhibits at COP 26

Please also note that 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 will be organized as virtual exhibits online.


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 explained on this website:


For information purposes, a breakdown of the 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

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. 


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

The deadline for mergers is extended to Monday, 19 July, 5 pm CEST.