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The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties – COP26 – was a key opportunity for governments, donors, practitioners and knowledge brokers to stimulate action to achieve the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Here you can learn how SPARC led the debate during a host of events, engaged in key policy discussions, and shared the research and knowledge it has generated.

Read this article to find out how some of the key lessons that emerged from COP26 will inform the future direction of our research and engagement.


SPARC COP26 Resilience Hub events

SPARC hosted hybrid and virtual events at the COP26 Resilience Hub, with an exciting range of speakers followed by vibrant Q & A:

  • World Leaders Summit: 'Closing the action gap: addressing climate risks in fragile and conflict-affected settings; the need for multi-agency collaboration and coordination' hybrid event on Monday, November 1 from 5.30pm GMT to 7pm GMT - Watch here

  • ‘Climate change and migration in the Sudano-Sahel region’ virtual event on Thursday, November 4 from 8.45am GMT to 9.45am GMT - Watch here

  • ‘Transboundary Climate Adaptation Risks’ virtual event on Friday, November 5 from 9am GMT to 10am GMT - Watch here

SPARC member organisations at COP26

ODI hosted a virtual COP26 Resilience Hub event:

  • 'Anticipatory action for drought: making a difference for pastoralists and farmers in the Horn of Africa' virtual event on Wednesday, November 3 from 8.15am GMT to 9.45am GMT - Watch here

Mercy Corps hosted COP26 events: 

  • ‘Which financing mechanisms can contribute to inclusive locally-led adaptation in fragile and conflict settings’ – Development and Climate day event on Tuesday, November 9 from 8:30am GMT to 10:00am GMT;

  • ‘A humanitarian’s view of the climate finance crises - the realities and solutions from a practitioner perspective’ - virtual event on Wednesday, November 10 from 5.15pm GMT to 6.45pm GMT - Watch here

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SPARC joins COP26 ClimateShot campaign

Find out more about how SPARC has joined ClimateShot, a new global campaign launched at COP26, which aims to transform food production and achieve climate goals. The campaign is being led by Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).


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SPARC Team members who attended COP26


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