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COP26: United Nations climate change conference (2021)

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.

This year is the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.

Countries are being asked to come forward with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century.

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Read up on our latest articles relating to COP26, the environment and biodiversity.

Grandparents bridge generations with climate exhibition for children

This autumn, Grandparents for Climate organised a tailor-made exhibition for children on climate action and biodiversity in...

Climate Action: Dutch youngsters make leather from mangoes

More than half of the mangoes in Europe are imported into or traded by the Netherlands, but...

COP26: A snapshot of the agreement

After extending the COP26 climate negotiations an extra day, nearly 200 countries meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, adopted...

New Glasgow Climate Pact: “welcome steps, but not enough”

The UN Secretary-General said at the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow that there was “not enough political...

UN Secretary-General: Encouraging signs in Glasgow but not enough

The UN Secretary-General says that announcements on climate action at COP26 have been encouraging but are “far...

UNDP and Mobile Film Festival screen top 50 one-minute...

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Global Programme on Nature for Development, the 17th Mobile...

Keep up with our climate and COP26 news in French, here.

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Available in English, French and Dutch.

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Go Goals Climate Edition, promo cards
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