26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26)

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Overview, information and reports on the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - also known as COP 26. This Conference was scheduled to take place in Glasgow (United Kingdom).

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The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the supreme body of the UNFCCC Convention. It consists of the representatives of the Parties to the Convention. It holds its sessions every year. The COP takes decisions which are necessary to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the Convention and regularly reviews the implementation of these provisions.

The 26th COP was officially launched on 4 February 2020, in a partnership between the United Kingdom (UK) and Italy. On 13 February, Alok Sharma was appointed COP26 President. It was initially scheduled to be held on 9-20 November 2020. On 1 April, it was announced that the Conference was to be postponed amid efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Wikipedia: 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_Nations_Climate_Change_Conference
The Conversation, 08/01/2020: Climate change: COP26 Glasgow will provide world stage for Scotland’s green innovation https://theconversation.com/climate-change-cop26-glasgow-will-provide-world-stage-for-scotlands-green-innovation-129158
UK House of Commons: Library Research Briefing, March 2020: COP26: the 2020 climate change conference, Glasgow, UK https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8868/

BBC News: Topics: COP26 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/cgdwpywgeegt/cop26
The Guardian: Topics: COP26: Glasgow climate change conference 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/cop-26-glasgow-climate-change-conference-2020
Politico, 01/04/2020: UN delays global climate talks amid coronavirus crisis https://www.politico.eu/article/cop26-climate-summit-postponed/

Official Website of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC https://www.ukcop26.org/
UK Government: Topical Events: COP26 https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/cop26
Twitter: COP26 Official Account https://twitter.com/cop26
European Commission: Statement by Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, on the announcement to postpone the COP26 (1 April 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_583

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