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2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom. The conference is set to incorporate the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 16th meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP16), and the third meeting of the parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA3). This conference is the first time that Parties are expected to commit to enhanced ambition since COP21. Parties are required to carry out every five years, as outlined in the Paris Agreement, a process colloquially known as the 'ratchet mechanism'.

Highlights of COP 2021:

  • We must agree a balanced negotiated package that delivers the Paris Agreement and moves the UN Climate Change process forward.

  • To ensure success, we need all countries to commit to reaching net zero emissions as soon as possible, and to significant further cuts by 2030.

  • And we must step up and help societies and economies adapt to climate change – particularly the most vulnerable.

  • We must finally turn the corner on polluting energy systems and seize the opportunity of rapidly falling costs of renewables and energy storage.

  • We must accelerate the transition to zero carbon transport, phasing out petrol and diesel engines.

  • To make all this possible, we must accelerate the green transformation of the financial system so all countries can drive clean and resilient investment.

  • We must harness the innovation and commitment of all – citizens, investors, business, countries, cities and regions – to move the global economy to net zero.

Why Choose Glasgow ?

The ‘Dear Green Place’ is the perfect place to host a sustainable and inclusive COP. It has set a target for carbon neutrality by 2030, aims to be one of the greenest cities in Europe through its Sustainable Glasgow campaign, and is 4th in the world in the Global Destination Sustainability Index. It also has a proven track record of hosting events on the international stage, such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Glasgow European Gymnastic Championships. Surrounded by the river, the city and its parks, the location will inspire attendees to tackle climate change and protect the planet for future generations.

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Event Name: 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26)
Website:
https://ukcop26.org/
Date:
1-12 November 2021

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