8-11 November, 2021
Cessnock Quay, Glasgow

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The Innovation Zone organised by Climate Action in partnership with Scottish Enterprise is a powerful example of the importance of public-private partnerships in addressing climate change. The Zone places innovation and investment at the heart of COP26 to accelerate the pathway to net zero and achieve a just transition.

The Innovation Zone will be built on Cessnock Quay, Glasgow, owned by Scottish Enterprise, located approximately 300 metres from the COP26 Green Zone.  


“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

Michael Matheson, Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport



About Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency. We’re committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and a brighter future for every region of Scotland.

We are delighted that our largest city, Glasgow, has been chosen to host COP26 in November, and we are using the event as a catalyst to inspire Scottish businesses to go further and faster towards a net zero transition.

This transition is an intrinsic part of our business plan, and as an organisation we are committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040 in our own operations, with a 75% reduction in emissions by 2030 compared with a 2015-16 baseline.

Alongside partners such as Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the South of Scotland Enterprise Agency, we also promote Scotland across the globe through the Scotland Is Now marketing platform.

COP26 is also an opportunity to showcase Scotland to a worldwide audience, to attract new capital investment, demonstrate our credentials as a world class business location to locate green projects, and promote Scottish net zero solutions to the world.

We’ll be in the main exhibition space at the Climate Action Innovation Zone, so come and meet us and find out how Scotland’s ambition and innovation are playing a leading role in global climate action.


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About Climate Action

Climate Action is a mission-led business, working at the intersection of climate change policy, innovation and sustainable finance for the last 14 years. Our goal is to accelerate the transition to a global green economy by helping to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement and the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Climate Action’s digital and live events platforms build tangible partnerships between business, government, UN agencies and NGO’s with 120,000 subscribers globally.

The Innovation Zone concept was conceived and created by Climate Action, who have been running the Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) alongside COP for the last 10 years. SIF is widely recognised as the largest multi-stakeholder side event at COP, with a strong focus on the role of the global business community in creating the systemic change we need.

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