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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.

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Sustainable infrastructure: a synergy between climate mitigation and economic...

Infrastructure and sustainable development are positively interlinked. Approximately 70% of greenhouse gases are linked to the construction...

Floating wind turbines: a new player in cleantech

Mother Earth Day is celebrated tomorrow and is a good time to stop and reflect on alternative...

Our health, our planet

Human impact on the environment is increasing the risk of emerging infectious diseases in humans, over 60%...

International Forest Day 2022

On March 21, 2022, we celebrate International Forest Day for the 10th year in a row to...

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.

Smurfs SDG COP26 fact cards
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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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