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cop26The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in Glasgow in partnership with Italy, is now over. The summit discussed the global response to climate change and how we collectively galvanise action at the highest level. On November 1st and 2nd, over 120 world leaders gathered in Glasgow to mark the start of the conference. These were joined by international organisations, youth activitists and business leaders.

SCAR organised two successfull side events at COP26. You can find information on these events, as well as links to the recordings and other information, in the overview below.

SCAR has also joined the call for a UNFCCC Cryosphere Dialogue, where mountain and polar groups at COP26 are calling for more consideration of the dire global impacts that will result should governments not take greater action as the climate talks in Glasgow. Read the full statement here.


Antarctica and Overshoot Scenarios: Risks of Irreversible Sea-level Rise

Wednesday, 03 November 2021, 15:00—16:15
Click here to watch the recording of the event.

Recent published research shows the danger of massive, potentially irreversible, global sea-level rise within the next couple of centuries should temperatures overshoot 2°C. SCAR and IPCC scientists provide a clear-eyed look at risks from Antarctica and implications for SIDS and future generations.

COP26 side event

Antarctic Marine Ecosystems Under Pressure: Protection Needs Action Locally and Globally

COP26 Cryosphere Side EventPolar Oceans Day at the Cryosphere Pavilion

Saturday, 06 November 2021, 10:00-11:30
Click here to watch the recording of the event.

Southern Ocean ecosystems are under increasing pressure from global climate change and direct human impacts. The Southern Ocean is globally important for CO2 uptake, ocean connectivity and supporting key species and ecosystem services. How can global emissions reductions, as well as local actions, protect these ecosystems and their societal benefits worldwide? 

COP26 Cryosphere Pavilion

COP26 cryosphere pavilion

The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) hosted a Cryosphere Pavilion with various partners. The full programme is available here.

Click on the links below to watch the recordings of selected events from the Cryosphere Pavilion: