Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet! : Check out the IHBC@COP26!

The IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ is a virtual service hosted by the IHBC as a Zoom meeting.  It is open to visitors each day of COP26 (31/10-12/11) from 3PM-8PM local time usually, offering guidance and special features as listed on the tabbed programme below.

Please be mindful that events and discussions may be already under way when entering the virtual ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, so after you check the programme below please manage your Zoom settings appropriately, before joining by clicking the following: 

Visitor numbers to the IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ are limited, and access is based on a strict ‘first come’ rule.

We can address points live in open sessions, or on the Zoom chat when the helpdesk is open, or any time that suits by email to IHBCHelpdesk@IHBC.ORG.UK, or on twitter at #IHBCHelpdesk

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the UK registered charity supporting this Conservation Helpdesk+ service for COP26.

Donate to the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund and help our work!


See why conservation is so important to COP26

IHBC COP26 Briefing – How Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet

IHBC Position Statement – Sustainability and Conservation of the Historic Built Environment

IHBC@COP26 Conservation Helpdesk+

Themed and feature sessions (All subject to change)

NB Most programmes continue from 3PM to 8PM, local time, but please check on the tabs and programme download for detailed timings

Ask your questions about built and historic environment conservation live at our Helpdesk or:

For more background see our NewsBlog


The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (the IHBC)  is the UK’s professional body for built and historic environment conservation. Our members know that ‘Conserving our Places Conserves the Planet’ so where better to ask or find out more.

The IHBC is a UK registered charity with a global agenda
to donate and help our work click image

The IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ is supported by IHBC Enterprises, manager and member of the IHBC’s HESPR network:

Connecting client needs & heritage expertise

IHBC Enterprises Ltd supports the work of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation
Registered & Business Office: Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.
Company Limited by Guarantee; registered in England: No.3333780. VAT No.928 2178 09