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The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow 1st – 12th November. The summit comes at a vital moment, with urgent action required to tackle the Climate Emergency we face, and it is hoped and expected that COP26 will result in greater climate commitments at an international level.

This three-part event series, taking place immediately after the conclusion of COP26, will explore the ‘what next?’ question; how we, as professionals and organisations, can ensure that climate commitments decided at COP26 can be realised via tangible, science-based action and policy change.

Organised by the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), a collective of professional bodies working in collaboration, the series will bring together organisations and professional bodies from across sectors to reflect, discuss and engage.

The events will feature reflections on the achievements of COP26 as well as policy priorities for delivering on agreed commitments, the sharing of good practice case studies including the setting of science-based targets, and an outline of the support and guidance available from professional bodies to help you achieve your net zero goals – including how to engage with our policy work.

More information about the individual events and the EPF can be found below. We hope to see you there!

All events start at 10am, 1 hour in duration


Monday, 15 November – Reflecting on COP26: A Cross-Sector Discussion   Register >>

Thursday, 18 November – Reaching Net Zero via Science-Based Targets      Register >>

Tuesday, 23 November – Achieving Your Climate Ambitions: How Your Professional Body Can Help Register >>

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EPF members are engaged in a variety of activities before, during & after COP26, with just some of these listed below.  

Recordings of IOM3 'Sustainable Future' webinars showcasing examples of work ongoing in the materials, minerals, and mining sector to help the transition to a low-carbon, resource efficient society 

STAGES on Road to COP26 - Discussions & resources organised by IES

CIWEM and COP26 - Resources, articles & 'CIWEM talks COP26' podcast 

Habitat Matters Webinar: COP26 - Event organised by IES (28 October)

Bridging the gap: from COP15 to COP26 - Event organised by IEMA (28 October)

Beyond the agenda of COP26: The problem of international transport emissions w/ Professor John Vogler - Event organised by RGS-IBG (28 October)

COP26: Professional geographers panel discussion - Event organised by RGS-IBG (9 November)

Positive tipping points to avoid climate tipping points w/ Professor Tim Lenton - Event organised by RGS-IBG (15 November)




Northern Ireland event series (May 2021)

Shaping the Future of Environmental Protection Webinar -  Providing perspectives from the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, business groups and NGOs on the core governance elements in the Bill and plans on how best to take them forward. Watch back to hear from experts on: Environmental Improvement Plans, Policy Statement on Environmental Principles and the Office for Environmental Protection.    

















Shaping the Future of Environmental Protection - Conclusions - providing feedback on the core issues raised in the workshops and sharing recommendations for taking forward the Environment Bill governance arrangements in Northern Ireland.