School of GeoSciences

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) events

The School of GeoSciences provides institutional support for the nomination, selection and registration of delegates attending the different UNFCCC events.

The School uses the UNFCCC Online Registration System, an instrument that supports the nomination of participants for the UNFCCC sessions.  If you are interested in attending any of the following sessions please send your details using the forms provided below. 

Please note that the UNFCC decides how many delegates we are allowed to send after we have registered all the potential delegates, and we frequently do not receive as many passes as there are potential delegates. Completing these forms is not a guarantee of attendance.

Next events:

Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB 52) - postponed to 2021 - dates to be confirmed

Dates: TBC

Please note the SB 52 conference, scheduled to take place in October 2020, has been postponed to 2021. The new dates are to be confirmed.

Venue: WCCB

City: Bonn

Country: Germany


Read the notification to Parties and Observers about the postponement of SB 52.

Pre-registration for this conference is open,  please use the following form to register:  Online Form


Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP 26) - postponed to 2021 

Dates: 1 to 12 November 2021

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners. Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, have been set to 1-12 November 2021.

Venue: Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

City: Glasgow

Country: UK


Read the press release by UK Government on new dates for COP 26.

Read the UNFCCC press release on continuation of work throughout 2020.

Registration for this conference is not open yet, please use the following form to register your interest:  Online Form

Your information will be stored securely in accordance with University of Edinburgh Information Security Policy ( and as soon as the conference has ended we will delete the information held by the University of Edinburgh collected by this form. After this, your information will remain on the UNFCC portal outside of University control, and for information about how the UNFCC handles your personal information you can view their terms here: