COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference and will take place in Glasgow between 31 October – 12 November 2021
For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for 'Conference of the Parties'. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority.
This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.
In the run up to COP26 the UK is working with every nation to reach agreement on how to tackle climate change. More than 190 world leaders will arrive in Scotland. Joining them will be tens of thousands of negotiators, government representatives, businesses and citizens for twelve days of talks.
Not only is it a huge task but it is also not just yet another international summit. Most experts believe COP26 has a unique urgency.
This means parliament and local authorities alike want to be seen as ambitious in tackling climate change.
For more information on COP26, visit: https://ukcop26.org/
The Great Big Green Week will run will take place 18 – 26 September 2021, and will be the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. The aim of the Great Big Green Week being held at this time is to set the stage for COP26: the most ambitious climate change summit ever held.
Details of the Berkhamsted Great Big Green Week and how to register to take part are on our website here