Podium is proud to support the IDF @ COP26 virtual experience

Written by Kate Love

Thanks to the scale of virtual events, the opportunity for change at COP26 has never been so significant.

After a year's postponement, COP26 is set to kick off on Monday in Glasgow. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our industry has forced many organisers to move their events online, forcing them to reassess their whole approach to the event planning and management processes.

The result?

Organisations are now looking to create more sustainable events in the future – and - COP26 is the perfect opportunity to see this in action.

With a robust virtual event model now in place, there's no need to revert to the same level of travel and energy consumption as before; a change we expect to see evident in the limited delegations arriving from across the globe.

This shift to virtual events will have another unexpectedly positive impact. For the first time, thousands of people who wouldn't ordinarily attend can now witness proceedings through online events, pulling back to the curtain to get a glimpse of what happens at these crucial gatherings.

The conversation around climate change affects us all - not just world leaders and dignitaries. By opening the virtual doors of the conference to a worldwide audience, we can ensure that not only are we all participants in the discussion but that we can hold those in power accountable for the agreements and promises they make. The opportunity for change has never been so significant.

Podium is supporting the IDF@COP26 virtual experience, hosted in partnership with the Vulnerable Group of Twenty Ministers of Finance Countries (V20), InsuResilience Global Partnership, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

Combining standout sessions live from Glasgow with an engaging interactive online experience, the programme of content will also include the announcement and signing of a formal partnership between the IDF and V20 Ministers of Finance to establish the Global Risk Modelling Alliance (GRMA).

If you want to register for this event, please head to https://www.cop26.insdevforum.org/ .



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