COP 26 Glasgow: UN Climate Change Conference 2020 - POSTPONED
POSTPONED until Summer 2021, date to be confirmed.
The UK to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26
Glasgow will host for the UN’s 26th climate talks in November 2020.
Known as COP26, the summit is expected to be the most important climate change event since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015.
It will see up to 200 heads of government from around the world as well as up to 30,000 delegates, including climate experts, business leaders and citizens, meet to draw up a new climate change strategy. It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency.
ASDC will be bringing UK Science Centres together to involve the public in discussion around how we as a nation and global society can make the rapid and robust changes recommended by the scientific reports of the IPCC.
The main summit will be held at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) after the UK won the bid to be the main host, while joint hosts Italy will hold preparatory events before the summit and a youth event.
Lasting two weeks, it will be the largest summit the UK has ever hosted.
Glasgow City Council leader Councillor Susan Aitken said: "It is a tremendous honour for our city and recognition of the strides on sustainability we have made that Glasgow will host an event of such global significance.
“The climate emergency is the issue of our age and COP26 will be the most significant coming together of world leaders to discuss it since the signing of the Paris Agreement.
“This is the century of the city and cities are best placed to get to grips with the global climate emergency.
The UK Government’s nominated president for COP26, Claire Perry, said: “In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale – and where better to do so than Glasgow, one of the UK’s most sustainable cities with a great track record for hosting high-profile international events.
“I welcome the nomination from our partners in the UN regional group to host COP26 in Glasgow in partnership with Italy. The UK is a world-leader in emissions reduction, and we have recently committed to reducing our net emissions to zero.”