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An inclusive, collaborative event enabling climate action at COP26

The Flagship Event of
200+ Global speakers

joining in-person and virtually
4 Stages

broadcast live from Glasgow
3 Days

of thought leadership and debate
COP26 was the most important climate meeting of our generation.

For 11 years, Climate Action has been uniting heads of state and multilaterals, environment ministers, business leaders, investors, and NGOs alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations, convening the largest multi-stakeholder forum: Sustainable Innovation Forum.

The 12th Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) convened alongside COP26, 6 years after 196 world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement.  COP26 marked a crucial deadline for countries to present more ambitious climate commitments. The UNFCCC’s climate conference must set clear pathways for the transition to a net zero economy, a decisive moment for global climate action.

To create truly transformational change and accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy, greater cooperation, collaboration, and cross-sector partnerships between governments, businesses and investors must be forged at COP26 this November.

Ambition must turn to action. Promises must become plans. Visions must become reality. We have this decade to deliver a net zero future.


Featured Speakers


Three days. Four Stages of Content

The 3-day agenda spanned across 4 stages, and united heads of states and multilaterals, innovators, business leaders, scientists, investors, and COP26 delegates. The forum facilitated competitive, action-led discussions, designed to address contentious issues and inspire fresh thinking.

Global Climate Action Stage

The plenary stage will address the largest sustainability challenges we face around the globe, hosting decisive sessions on how we can truly accelerate the global green economy. This is a decisive moment to define our future, and it will require unity on a global scale from all stakeholders.

Transition Stage

Explore the systemic pathways to net zero within and across different sectors. The opportunities presented are significant, and the risks of inaction are profound. From energy to transport, cities to heavy industry, these are the transitions that will define the net zero economy over the next decade.


Reimagine Stage

This track stage will showcase how we can think differently and take a new approach in tackling climate change challenges. We can re-think our relationship with nature, shift human behaviours, and reimagine the vital systems that underpin our societies

Finance Stage

Examine the need for to direct capital for a greener, inclusive recovery and redirect fiscal policy towards resilient, sustainable growth. It will discuss best process for responsible investors to actively support climate-friendly investments, and drive the momentum for a low carbon global economy.

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
Climate Action brings people together who are passing each other like ships in the night. But this is an event that has a sustained and thoughtful program around the multiple perspectives that people are considering.
Dr. Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC
We see the exchange in this forum as essential to learn from a broad community of thought leaders. Thus, the BMW Group is proud to be once again part of the SIF and we are looking forward to providing an update on our achievements at COP26 in Glasgow.
Dr. Thomas Becker, Vice President; Sustainability and Mobility Strategy, BMW Group