IPIECA has attended every single COP since the inaugural event, held in Berlin in 1995. As a non-lobby organization, IPIECA’s role is to provide technical inputs and industry feedback on the issues under discussion.

During COP events we make use of our UNFCCC observer status to monitor the negotiations, and hold our own official side events to support debate on relevant topics. We also take part in events held by governments and other organizations and host meetings in the conference side-lines. Once COP events are finished, we provide our members with briefings on the event and ensure the outcomes are reflected in our work programme.

In the lead into COP26, IPIECA has organized and participated in several meetings, workshops and panels to raise awareness of the issues under discussion and how the industry can support these, as well as running events exploring cross-sector opportunities to accelerate pathways to net-zero.

At COP26 IPIECA will be represented by our Climate Change Group secretariat and various IPIECA member company representatives. We will be hosting or taking part in the below activities:


Date, time and location


IPIECA participation

Contributing to a net-zero future

4.11.21, 10:30 - 12:00
IETA pavilion, Blue Zone


IPIECA side event

Role of the hydrocarbon industry to achieve carbon neutrality

4.11.21, time TBC
Colombian pavilion

Colombian government

IPIECA Climate and Energy Technical Director Jim Herbertson will be part of this panel discussion.

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