New dates agreed for COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference

The UK Government has announced that the COP26 UN climate conference will now take place between 1st and 12th November 2021 in Glasgow.

The agreement followed consultation with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) members, delivery partners and the international climate community. The conference was originally set to take place in November 2020 but had been postponed due to COVID-19. This agreement came following a consensus with Italy that it should be moved.

The decision on the new date comes as the UK Government announces that over 25 experts in multiple global sectors will be advising the COP26 Presidency. The Friends of COP bring expertise from countries across six continents, including France, Barbados, Chad, Australia, India and Peru. They will advise the UK Government and inspire action from their sectors ahead of the conference.

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