The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) hosted in Glasgow, UK, took place from 31 October – 12 November 2021 and was a key moment in the global effort against climate change.  It marked the fifth COP since the Paris Agreement, and was therefore the first review and a moment to step up ambition. 

Great Britain’s energy regulator, CEER Members, used the occasion of COP26 to highlight the role of energy regulators in the energy transition, and increase knowledge sharing on decarbonisation. 

Ofgem hosted a number of themed COP26 events, and also hosted a number of events over COP26 itself, in conjunction with relevant international organisations. More information can be found on Ofgem’s website: and details of Ofgem’s COP26 events can be found here:

CEER itself is an admitted Observer Organisation (NGO category) by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat.

COP26 also provided the opportunity to launch a new platform: The Regulatory Energy Transition Accelerator (RETA/the Accelerator). RETA is a platform for global collaboration between regulators to increase the pace of the energy transition in order to reach our climate goals.

  • You can find the recording of the launch event session (‘Accelerating the Energy Transition Conference’) here, along with recordings of the other Ofgem events run throughout COP26.

Read more about RETA