When is COP26? Glasgow climate change summit dates, schedule and what COP actually stands for

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The UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties – more snappily known as COP26starting next month.

The COP is an annual meeting in which nations speak about climate change.

There are four overarching goals of this year’s conference, all of which are aimed around tackling global warming and solving the climate emergency.

Here’s what you need to know about COP26.

When is COP26?

The conference will start on 31 October and run for two weeks, finishing on 12 November.

It was supposed to take place last year, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend, from world leaders to NGOs, businesses, journalists, lobbyists, negotiators and protestors.

Alok Sharma is the UK’s COP26 president.

Where is it being held?

The conference is being held in Glasgow, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC).

Italy is co-hosting the event with the UK, meaning Italian leaders will help push important issues and lead debates, but it is being held exclusively in Glasgow.

COPs rotate between regions each year, and it was the turn of a European nation to host COP26. The UK was lobbied hard to take the reins, given it has a large team of highly respected team of climate diplomats on its payroll.

What will be discussed?

COP26 will be the fifth COP since COP21 in Paris in 2015, when the Paris Agreement climate treaty was agreed. 

The Paris Agreement saw countries sign treaties promising to strive towards keeping warming under 1.5ºC.

The five-year anniversary is important, as the agreement states that every five years countries must revisit their promises and, if possible, increase their ambitions.

The world has failed in keeping warming to 1.5C in the past five years. This figure is considered key, as a major study released in 2018 by the world’s top climate scientists revealed warming beyond 1.5C would be much more devastating than previously thought.

Rich and poor nations alike would suffer significantly under this level of warming, scientists warned, with coral reefs wiped out, Arctic sea ice disappearing, and widespread droughts, floods and heatwaves impacting the lives of millions of people.  

In response, scientists said global emissions need to roughly halve by 2030 and reach “net zero” by 2050.

Net zero means by 2050, the emissions pumped into the atmosphere by humans need to be balanced by the creation of new carbon sinks to absorb an equivalent amount.  

The UK states its four key goals for COP 26 as:

  • Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5C within reach
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilise finance
  • Work together to deliver

Negotiators will largely spend the fortnight talking behind closed doors, occasionally sharing updates on their progress.

World leaders will fly in to attend high-level talks and hold press conferences, NGOs will chair panel discussions and talk to the media, and business leaders will tour the halls pitching their companies’ climate ideas.

The most important result of the summit will be the number of countries who pledge to reach net zero by 2050.

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