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COP26 Climate Summit Postponed Due to Coronavirus

02 April 2020   (0 Comments)

 

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow (pictured) in November has been postponed due to COVID-19.

This decision has been taken by representatives of the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners.

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.

In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious, inclusive COP26 in November 2020 “is no longer possible”, the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said.

It said: “Rescheduling will ensure all parties can focus on the issues to be discussed at this vital conference and allow more time for the necessary preparations to take place.

“We will continue to work with all involved to increase climate ambition, build resilience and lower emissions.”

 

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