UN COP26 climate change summit postponed to 2021

The United Nation’s COP26 climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed till next year due to COVID-19. This decision has been taken by the COP Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with the UK and its Italian partners.

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Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, will be set out in due course following further discussion with parties. Some 30,000 people, including 200 world leaders, had been due to attend the 10-day conference for crucial talks to halt rising global temperatures.

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  • UNFCCC Secretary-General: Patricia Espinosa.
  • Indian-origin Alok Sharma appointed president of Cop26 climate conference.

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