The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The summit, will bring heads of state, climate experts, young people, civil society, trade unions, faith groups and Indigenous Peoples together, to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Summit is keen to hear these voices through workshops and panel discussions, experience creative reflections on climate change, and witness leading technology & innovation driving change around the world.
Conference of the Parties (COP) – refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In November 2021, the UK will be hosting the 26th annual session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, or “COP26”, in Glasgow. At the summit, delegates including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. As well as the negotiations, there will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge.