COP 26

What is COP26?

The Conference of Parties 26th, or COP26, is a critical milestone to check progress 5 years after the Paris Agreement.

This is a legally binding international treaty on climate change that was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris in 2015 and came into force the following year. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

COP 26 will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UK is hosting COP26 with the summit taking place across 2 weeks in November this year in Glasgow. It was postponed in 2020 which has enabled America to get back to the table. It will be attended by national ministers and heads of state