8-11 November, 2021
Cessnock Quay, Glasgow

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  • Placing innovation, investment and public–private partnerships at the heart of COP26 to accelerate the pathway to net zero and achieve a just transition

    Placing innovation, investment and public–private partnerships at the heart of COP26 to accelerate the pathway to net zero and achieve a just transition

  • Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021

    8 - 10 November 2021

  • Agri and Food Transformation Summit

    11 November 2021

  • Hydrogen Transition Summit

    11 November 2021


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The Climate Action Innovation Zone at Cessnock Quay, Glasgow

The Innovation Zone is open from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 November 2021.

The Innovation Zone is preparing to welcome an in-person audience of attendees, from cleantech startups, scaleups, corporates, impact investors, national governments, local governments, UN policymakers, NGO’s, press and media. 

Connecting Glasgow to the world, the Innovation Zone will use state of the art hybrid digital technology to connect an extensive global digital audience.


This is our race against time.

We must set net-zero pathways to ensure we align within a 1.5°C future, and ambition must turn to action.

This is our last chance to take Climate Action.

You can still join us! Watch on-demand here.

Events Available to Watch On-Demand

Sustainable Innovation Forum

Sustainable Innovation Forum

A world class, high level summit to identify the breakthrough innovation and technologies that can be deployed and scaled now, and the importance of public–private partnerships and finance.


Hydrogen Transition Summit

Hydrogen Transition Summit

This summit aims to become the landmark hydrogen event at COP26, convening key policy, investment, technology, regulator and government stakeholders as a global hybrid event.


Agri - Food Transition Summit

Agri - Food Transition Summit

Connecting the global agri value chain from farm to fork to drive momentum towards real change aligned to  the Paris Agreement supporting the SDGs.


Looking for a space to host your COP26 event?

The Innovation Zone has high impact event spaces to host live events, live steamed events and world class hybrid events, connecting your global audience to Glasgow.

A key part of our mission for the Innovation Zone at COP26 is to host high impact events during COP26, leveraging and maximising the large investment we are making in building the Innovation Zone, aligning with the values of SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals.

Please complete the form and we will get straight back to you to understand your event needs in more detail, and talk you through our different venue spaces, availability and costs.

Innovation Zone Highlights

Our Planet Positive Initiative

We believe nature is the most important partner to work with, in tackling the climate emergency. That’s why it is our mission to support Nature-based Solutions (NBS), such as rewilding in the UK and also internationally. 


Innovation Zone Events 

Attend multiple events at The Innovation Zone from 8-11 November, ranging from Climate Action's flagship Sustainable Innovation Forum, Hydrogen Transition Summit, and Agri-Food Transition Summit, plus host your own event.


Countdown to COP26


The Climate Clock


  • Climate Action’s Roadmap to COP26 has created a platform to help organisations from across the stakeholder spectrum to honour their pledges at a time when face-to-face meetings are not an option. I look forward to the evolution of Climate Action’s Roadmap towards COP26 in Glasgow.
    Nigel Topping
    UK High-Level Champion for Climate Action COP26
  • I'm delighted that Scotland will be working in partnership with Climate Action to deliver their COP26 programme in Glasgow. Together, we will build a bespoke structure near the green zone. And as part of those plans, we will also create a Scottish innovation and investment zone showcasing the best of Scotland's net zero solutions to the world.”
    Michael Matheson
    Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport