9 November 2020 Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2020 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26) [Postponed]

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC was planned to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK.

On 1 April 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the COP Bureau announced that the Conference would instead take place in 2021: “In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious, inclusive COP26 in November 2020 is no longer possible. 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.”

The Italy-hosted Pre-COP and 'Youth for the Climate' event are also postponed.

SDG Knowledge Hub coverage of COP 25 and related events here. Our summary of COP 25 outcomes is here.

The SDG Knowledge Hub story on the 2020 Regional Climate Weeks is here.

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date: 9 November 2020
location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
contact: UNFCCC Secretariat
e-mail: secretariat@unfccc.int
www: https://unfccc.int/calendar

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