An inclusive, collaborative platform enabling climate action at COP26

COP26 is the most important climate meeting of our generation.

The 12th Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) will be convened alongside COP26, 6 years after 196 world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement.

COP26, under the presidency of the United Kingdom, marks 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.

There is a risk however that the pandemic will result in a lack of ambition in updated government NDCs and industry commitments to net zero targets. But there is a greater risk to governments, businesses and investors who do not showcase defined and clear pathways for net zero; they will be left behind in the race for a global green economy.

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.


2020 Featured Speakers


8 Industry Tracks

In the afternoon of day 1 and 2, the Forum will focus on eight Industry Tracks. The Industry Tracks will take place across four stages and streams.


Day 1

Mobility & Transport

Climate Policy & Finance

Land Use & Agriculture

Industry Transition


Day 2

Energy Transition

Cities & The Built Environment

Oceans & Blue Economy

Sustainable Supply Chains

The International Copper Association continues to sponsor the Sustainable Innovation Forum because we consider it to be one of the premier events in the climate action space each year. The audience always includes the stakeholder groups we want to reach and it affords us the ability to expand our partnerships - and to create new ones.
Steven Kukoda, Executive Director, International Copper Association
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
Global Attendees

Global Attendees

Representing environment ministers, city leaders, UN agencies, private sector innovators and adopters


Discussing the circular economy, energy transition, sustainable mobility and climate finance


Leading the way and supporting the Forum