12 Years of Cross-Sector Collaboration at
World Climate Summit
- The Investment COP
November 7-8, 2021, Glasgow, UK

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Delivering Across a Decade of Public-Private Partnerships 

Organised by World Climate Foundation, World Climate Summit - The Investment COP 2021 ​is recognised as one of the most important official side events of COP26. It is the leading forum for business and investment-driven solutions to climate change, acknowledging the essential importance of collaboration and the “bottom-up” perspective in solving climate change.

With the Decade to Deliver on Climate Action more crucial now than ever, it will be a must-attend event for leading stakeholders driving climate solutions, investments and legislation. ​Throughout the last 12 years, the World Climate Summit has become a key platform for connecting markets with policies, to flatten the climate curve.


The impact of World Climate Summit 2021 is amplified by a powerful digital platform that enables online development of thought leadership clusters prior to the event, a live and digital event and partnerships with a number of global digital media.



World Climate Summit – The Investment COP taking place in Glasgow during COP26, is linked to the priority action areas and ambition of the COP26 Presidency, builds on net-zero climate commitments and strengthens networks that connects the global low carbon economy. World Climate Summit - the Investment COP is firmly aligned with our Strategic Roadmap of regional conferences and focused on delivering actionable outcomes on innovations, investments and policies.  


The Investment COP on day two of the Summit has become a regular fixture to the World Climate Summit. Now in its third year, the Investment COP is a cross-sectoral collaboration and solutions-focused platform for governments, investors and project developers to discuss opportunities, partnerships and suitable framework conditions for investing in clean energy and climate technology.

Themes Explored at World Climate Summit 2021


Clean and Affordable Energy

E-mobility and Clean Transport

Sustainable Value Chains

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure

Smart and Circular Cities

Adaptation and Resilience

Climate Finance and Investment


Who Will Attend


World Climate Summit is known as the premier business event for cross-sector decision-makers at the COP for more than 10 years. World Climate Summit - The Investment COP will attract a selected mix of high-level representatives from the public and private sectors including businesses, financiers, governments, policymakers, innovators, academia and environmental influencers.

The Road to COP26 2021

The Summit is linked and highlighted as a key initiative of the World Climate Forum organisation which hosts a roadmap of activities for strengthening the global climate and biodiversity agenda.

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"While overcoming the socioeconomic disruptions of COVID-19 has been of paramount importance, ensuring the climate agenda is spearheaded for the world to remain on a trajectory to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement remains pivotal. In 2021, World Climate Summit, now in its eleventh year, will help catalyse a fast transition to a resilient, clean and net-zero economy through cross-sector dialogue, innovative partnerships, and investments in sustainable solutions."

Jens Nielsen - CEO and Founder of World Climate Foundation

Sponsoring Partners 2021