It was announced on 1 April 2020 that COP26 will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. COP26 will now take place between 1-12 November 2021.

Neil Thorns, Director of Advocacy at CAFOD, said:

“We have to urgently get back on track with tackling the climate emergency now that we know when COP26 will be taking place.

“As we prepare to rebuild from the coronavirus crisis, the government must press reset on our economy to put people’s welfare, the planet and nature at its heart.

“The UK has the knowledge, expertise and ability to achieve this and in doing so could genuinely lead a COP26 fit for our time.”