We’re happy to announce that the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will be hosting a significant presence at COP26 in Glasgow, acting as a Hub for the network of Chambers across the world.

As you may be aware, COP26 is a globally important event to bring parties together and accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

It’s the largest summit that the UK has ever hosted and is a unique opportunity for the Chamber of Commerce Network across the world to come together to discuss the challenges of the future.  ‘Chambers unite for a greener future’, a global campaign launched earlier this year which we are taking part in along with 126 other Chambers and has at its centrepiece this hugely significant event.

Between Monday 1st and Thursday 4th November, the BCC will present a full agenda of business-focused policy debate, thought leadership and networking opportunities, under the key themes of:

  • Green trade and Finance
  • Opportunities and Collaboration
  • Implementation and Innovation

The agenda includes:

  • Trade Delegations: hosting members from across the network, led by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, for a programme of seminars, networking opportunities, and showcasing the best of our network.
  • Policy Roundtables: joined by renowned leaders and experts from across business, politics, civil society and academia, exploring the challenges and opportunities of the future.
  • Keynote Speakers: hear from senior members of the UK and Scottish governments, outlining their vision for the green agenda in the years to come.
  • Thought Leadership: hear from senior thought leaders on their approach to climate leadership, in conversation with senior BCC figures. The BCC will also offer a drop-in business hub, with plenty of space for meetings and networking, showcasing and sharing innovation, knowledge, best practice and new ideas.

*Please note that this programme is subject to change at short notice. Draft programme can be found here.

If you’re interested in attending COP26 and you’re a Chamber member, please contact If you’re not yet a member of Cumbria Chamber and would like to join to benefit from events such as COP26, please sign up here.

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