Identity has been appointed to work with the UK Government to deliver the 26th session of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).
Following a competitive tender process, the Queen’s Award-winning agency, will deliver the conference in Glasgow on behalf of the UK Government.
The announcement comes after Identity successfully delivered the 47th G7 Summit over the weekend, which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaders of G7 nations, the EU and guest countries, gather in Carbis Bay, Cornwall for three days in the first mass-participation live event to take place since the pandemic.
COP26 is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of Heads of State ever hosted in the UK. And Identity will use its well–honed skills and experience to deliver a successful, sustainable event.
Michael Gietzen, MD of Identity said: “COP26 is a hugely important international event focusing on action to tackle climate change. It will attract worldwide media attention while hosting international heads of state, along with campaigners and climate experts. We are delighted to have been chosen and trusted to deliver this very high-profile event.”
The 12-day vital climate talks, postponed since 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), kicking off on November 1.
Delegates, including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together at COP26 to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
Janet Dodd, Director of Live Events at Identity said: “We are honoured and proud to be the agency of choice to deliver this critical conference and to be supporting the government in uniting the world to tackle climate change. At Identity we are determined to do everything we can to combat climate change and in pursuit of this we have a dedicated team who focus on helping us achieve our vision.
“This team will be integral in making sure that COP26 is the most sustainable one to date and achieves ISO 20121 accreditation. We are delighted that we will once again be working with the talented teams at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and Cabinet Office and are looking forward to working with them to deliver an event that will really make a difference.”
As well as the negotiations, there will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge.