What will happen at COP26 climate talks?

COP26 will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever to take place on British soil. Many thousands of other people will also gather for the COP, both inside and outside the conference centre. Inside the conference, delegates such as politicians, diplomats and campaigners will hold formal and informal discussions. Businesses and civil society organisations [...]

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Who is COP26 president?

The COP presidency rotates between different regions. In 2021, the UK and Italy will jointly host the climate conference and the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, will be the COP26 President. Mr Sharma was previously the International Development Secretary and takes over from Claire O’Neill who was Climate [...]

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Is COP26 cancelled due to coronavirus/COVID-19?

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 [...]

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Why is COP26 important?

COP26 is critical because it is the first COP since the coronavirus pandemic began. Governments are now planning how to rebuild from the pandemic and it is vital that these plans are based around the need for a global green and just transition. Pope Francis has warned that it would be "a scandal" if the [...]

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Where and when is COP26 being held?

The COP26 location is the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference has been rearranged to take place between 1-12 November 2021 following the coronavirus pandemic. The UK, as the host country, will hold the COP presidency. A number of events are scheduled to be held ahead of the COP, including in Italy, [...]

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What does COP26 mean?

COP26 is the annual UN climate conference. A ‘COP’ means ‘conference of parties’. Governments and negotiators from across the world will travel to the meeting to discuss how to keep temperature rises below dangerous levels and prevent the climate crisis from causing even worse catastrophes for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The COP [...]

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