Sun, Oct 31|
Glasgow Climate Change Conference
The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.
Time & Location
Oct 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – Nov 12, 2021, 7:00 PM
Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
About the event
From 31 October to 12 November, IUCN will participate in the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP26) in Glasgow, UK.
UNFCCC COP26 is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic, and escalating climate and biodiversity emergencies. The events of 2021 – catastrophic floods, heatwaves, and wildfires – remove any doubt that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity are destabilising established ways of life in developing and rich economies alike. Hardest hit by the impacts of the climate emergency are vulnerable communities around the world, although they contributed the least.
Heads of state, negotiators, experts, and campaigners are gathering in Glasgow for the most consequential climate conference since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. COP26 will focus on accelerating progress towards achieving the aims of the Paris Agreement. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, countries must ramp up ambition on mitigation, accelerate adaptation, increase international climate financing, and collaborate across governments, businesses, and civil society to finalise the Paris Agreement rulebook.