Date(s) - 01/11/2021 - 12/11/2021
Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow
United Nations Climate Change and the UK and Italian Governments announced on 1 April that the 26th Conference of Parties due to be held in Glasgow in November (COP26) has been postponed due to COVID-19.
It is now scheduled for 1-12 November 2021.
Deferring the meeting should not mean deferring climate action, according to a leaked letter signed by Cop26 envoy John Murton and lead negotiator Archie Young. “The science is clear that we must urgently scale up action to respond to the threat of climate change, particularly for the most vulnerable countries and communities at the frontline of climate impacts. The delay to Cop puts an even greater premium on events to maintain momentum.”
Key multilateral events in the run-up to Cop26, dates to be determined, include the G7 in Italy, G20 in the UK, UN biodiversity summit in China, and a pre-Cop meeting and youth summit in Italy.
The proposed venue for the main conference will be Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference. Former energy minister Claire Perry is the UK-nominated president of COP26.
All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and take decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.