COP26 Resource Hub

Climate Central released these resources to help localize reporting on COP26 in Glasgow (October 31-November 12).

Picturing Our Future
1000+ images and videos comparing multi-century sea level rise futures for nearly 200 cities, depending on climate action 
Future Warming Choices
Projections for 246 locations across the U.S. show how policies influenced by COP26 could impact local temperatures

Climate Central in Glasgow

Side Event: Future A or B? Images and Maps You Can't Unsee | Wednesday, November 3 at Cryosphere Pavilion, Blue Zone Hall 4 | Watch here
Climate Central demonstrated its free, newly enhanced mapping tools and newly released visual library with 1000+ science-based, photorealistic images and videos of nearly 200 coastal locations worldwide. These images and maps vividly illustrate the long-term sea level rise outcomes of climate actions taken–or not taken–in the coming decades. The presentation also covered cryosphere-related visuals fromClimate Matters, Climate Central’s program that each week provides data-rich graphics and analyses for meteorologists and journalists.

COP26 TV Briefing: Reporting from the Frontlines of Climate Change | Thursday, November 4 | Watch here
Climate Matters Director, Bernadette Woods Placky, joined meteorologists from Kenya and the United Kingdom to discuss the world’s changing weather, share their personal experiences while reporting on the front lines of extreme weather events, and give examples of how the question “how’s the weather” has changed in the last decades.

Side Event: Tangible Consequences for AOSIS of Today’s Choices: Sea Level Rise Maps, Images, and Impacts for 1.5-4C Warming | Friday, November 5 at AOSIS Pavilion, Blue Zone Hall 4
Climate Central demonstrated its free, newly enhanced mapping tools and newly released visual library with 1000+ science-based, photorealistic images and videos of nearly 200 coastal locations worldwide that illustrate the long-term sea level rise outcomes of climate actions taken in the coming decades. The event featured maps and images relating to AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) members for temperatures ranging from 1.5 to 4 degrees Celsius.

Side Event: Averting Planetary Peril: Convening Scientists and Policymakers to Tackle Systemic Climate Risks (with Chatham House and International Science Council) | Wednesday, November 10 at Clyde Auditorium/Strandford Auditorium, Area C (Amadillo), Blue Zone | Watch here
Climate change, extreme weather, environmental degradation and socio-economic vulnerabilities present a frightening picture of planetary risks. Those most aware of these risks, however, are not always best placed to tackle them. This event explored how scientists, researchers and others are working to communicate these risks to decisionmakers and policymakers at the highest levels–and to their stakeholders in the public.

Displays:

  • Cryosphere Pavilion, Blue Zone - Nov 1-12
  • Innovation Zone - Nov 8-11
  • Official Exhibit (virtual) - Nov 1-12 - https://cop26platform.unfccc.int/cop26/expohall/booths/21301/Climate%20Central

COP26 in Context:

What was COP26 all about? These resources from Climate Central provide context for the current state of climate science and global climate action.

IPCC 6th Assessment Report - The Physical Science Basis
Key takeaways from the latest IPCC report on the current science of climate change.
Return to the Paris Agreement
Paris Agreement primer on targets, current paths and the role of the U.S. in meeting global goals.
What is Net Zero?
To avoid worsening climate change impacts, we need to limit emissions to “Net Zero”

Additional Reporting Resources:

These resources from Climate Central and our partners were created to help journalists find and cover the stories that matter most.

Countdown to COP26: What’s at Stake?
This briefing helps to understand the stakes of limiting global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F).
COP26 Goals and Stories to Tell
This briefing focuses on the goals of COP26: climate mitigation, adaptation and finance.