What is COP26?
The COP26 summit, taking place in Glasgow 31 October – 12 November 2021, will bring together Parties to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Parties include the signatories of the UNFCCC – a treaty which was agreed in 1994 and has 197 Parties.
During the Summit, delegates from Party countries will meet for both formal negotiations and informal consultations, with the ultimate aim of clarifying their position and interests to reach agreement over plans for climate action. The UK is aiming to secure a global plan to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
The general public can attend a whole host of related events from workshops and talks, to art exhibitions and technology demonstrations.