Call for Side Events, COP-26 Cryosphere Pavilion

The COP-26 Cryosphere Pavilion will take place in the accredited Blue Zone at the Scottish Event Centre (SEC) in Glasgow from October 31-November 12, 2021.  ICCI, together with a number of partners from governments, IGOs, academic institutions and civil society is coordinating Pavilion events.  

To apply for a side event, exhibit, or evening cultural event; or as an early career scientist volunteer; please fill in the application below.  A large focus of COP-26 is on the need for greater ambition and emissions reductions by 2030.  While all cryosphere science side events are welcome, the Pavilion programme will reflect this science-policy emphasis, and strong preference will be given to side events or exhibit proposals with such an emphasis, especially on the global consequences from cryosphere with overshoot of the Paris goals or benefits of meeting those goals.  Virtual and hybrid proposals are also welcome.  For more information, see the Pavilion Concept Note here, or contact

Side event proposals will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis, but note that due to accreditation requirements, proposals should be submitted no later than August 31, 2021.  A waitlist will be created after that date.  

IMPORTANT: If some of your proposed presenters will require vaccination, this may be provided by the UK Presidency, but such participants MUST be identified by July 23, 2021.

Observer badges and travel support via ICCI will be extremely limited; and approval of a Pavilion side event unfortunately is no guarantee of either. Organizers of events should make every effort to obtain badges first through their own institutions or national governments. 

We will however make every effort to facilitate your participation!


The COP-26 Cryosphere Pavilion Team

apply for a side event, exhibit or evening cultural event Apply as an early career scientist volunteer