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.