Glasgow: Hosted by the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB), the third Capacity-building Hub during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will showcase efforts made towards greater climate actions in 2020 and 2021 through the lens of capacity-building.
The Capacity-building Hub, a platform for actors involved in capacity-building for climate change mitigation and adaptation, will be held from November 3-10 in Glasgow in Britain.
2021 is a defining year, dubbed as the ‘make or break’ year of climate action. It is time for all actors involved in the response to climate change to pick up the pace and deliver results that have the capacity to bring out a lasting impact in the face of the unfolding climate crisis.
Established at COP24, the Capacity-building Hub is a space for representation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. The hub is an example of working together for higher ambition and greater action.
Besides government actors and international entities, non-state actors are particularly encouraged to join the Capacity-building Hub. Academics, experts from the private sector, representatives of philanthropic organisations and foundations, climate champions, youth representatives, indigenous peoples’ representatives, local artists, activists, media figures and influencers, journalists, and storytellers; are some examples of actors that the PCCB hopes to engage in this hub.
The Capacity-building Hub is set to open with its Capacity-building Day on November 3, which will be followed by various thematic days including: Finance and Technology Day; Adaptation and Resilience Day; UNFCCC Bodies, Entities and Process Day; and close with the Paris Committee on Capacity Building’s Focus Area Day.
Forty different events will be organised by 45 diverse organisations that will populate these five thematic days under the umbrella of the third Capacity-building Hub.
There will also be a UK Presidency hosted COP26 Catalyst Day at the Capacity Building Hub on November 9.
The COP26 Catalyst is a UK Presidency convened framework to bring together key stakeholders to discuss capacity building challenges and to catalyse action through four Action Groups on capacity building for Adaptation Action, Access to Finance, Carbon Markets Participation, and Transparency and Reporting.