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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.

WMO: 2023 off to warm start, breaking records in...

Record-breaking heat was observed in several European countries on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the...

COP15, COP27 : why two COPs?

At the end of 2022, the United Nations organised two COPs: COP15 in Montreal, Canada and COP27...

Planting trees together to celebrate the right to a...

A team of European Union and United Nations staff planted trees to highlight the impacts of climate change...

EU aims high at COP15

EU aims high at COP15 Biodiversity is fundamental to a healthy planet but also to our own mental...

EU seeks move from ambition to action at climate,...

The European Union is calling for greater action to tackle the interconnected climate and biodiversity crises as...

Sonian forest bike ride for the ecosystem

On Sunday, 16 October 2022, UNRIC and the UN Environment Programme’s Europe Office teamed up with the Belgian Sonian Forest...

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

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Part of the United Nations' partnership with the Smurfs, you can now download our
Climate Action Sustainable Development Goals fact cards.

Available in English, French and Dutch.

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Check out our special Climate Editions of the Go-Goals game aimed at helping teach children around the world about the Sustainable Development Goals in a simple and child-friendly way.

Go Goals Climate Edition, promo cards
Go Goals Climate Edition, promo cards

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