What is COP26?

COP26 is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP refers to the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In November 2021, the UK will be hosting the 26th annual session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, or “COP26”, in Glasgow. At the summit, delegates including heads of state, climate experts and negotiators will come together to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. As well as the negotiations, there will also be space for countries, international organisations and other delegates to showcase climate action, highlight diverse climate change issues and share knowledge. Find out more about COP26 below:
UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021
The University of Leeds has initiated a University taskforce to support activities both in the run up to COP and at the conference itself. This group is developing a University of Leeds COP26 delivery plan with a number of key actions and policy engagement activities essential for positioning the University’s work alongside other leading HE institutions from across the UK. Find out more by following the link below:
COP26 & University of Leeds