Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

COP26 FCDO Commercial Team

COP26 in Glasgow - the largest event ever held by the UK Government and the largest COP ever delivered - attended by over 40,000 attendees including 120 world leaders.

Procuring contracts for COP26 in the midst of the pandemic wasn't without its challenges. The events industry was hit hard, the format of the event was uncertain and all eventualities had to be considered. However the challenges did not limit FCDO Commercial Teams ambitions. FCDO Commercial worked collaboratively with suppliers, to enable a world-class approach, with sustainability at the heart of all procurement activity, delivering a carbon-neutral conference and concrete social value.