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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.

Sand warms up the Finnish polar night

The inhabitants of Kankaanpää in western Finland need not worry about heating during the coming winter as...

Climate: This heatwave is the new normal

Europe is suffering during this month of July from heat waves and other consequences due to the...

UN Oceans Conference: Call for a new chapter

With climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution exacting a devastating toll on the world’s ocean — critical...

Oceans in danger: the threats they face

Climate change and human activities are causing the health of oceans to decline at an alarming rate....

Guterres at Stockholm+50: “End the suicidal war against nature”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on world leaders to change course and end a “senseless and suicidal...

Brussels goes green for World Environment Day

Brussels will be marking World Environment Day this Sunday with several events organised in the Belgian capital, in partnership...

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