People across the world are calling out for change. School children are striking and people from all walks of life are demonstrating in the streets. 2020 is a critical year for our planet. The science is clear, climate change is real and it is threatening our future.
For the first time, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. Glasgow is often translated as meaning ‘Dear Green Place’ and is 4th in the world, and highest in the UK, in the Global Destination Sustainability Index – making it the perfect place to host a sustainable COP. Surrounded by the river, the city and its parks, the location will inspire attendees to tackle climate change and protect the planet for future generations.
The UK Government’s decision to host the summit in Glasgow reflects the UK-wide commitment for urgent climate change.
The climate talks will be the biggest international summit the UK has ever hosted; bringing together over 30,000 delegates including heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
The challenge is not insignificant, but we must step up to it to save the environment we all live in. The UN Climate Change process is central to that collective action.
1 -12 November 2021
Original source: UKCOP26
Published on 06 February 2020