UN climate change conference (COP26)

IIED's news, insight, activities and more related to the 2021 UNFCCC climate change summit in Glasgow, UK. Along with our partners, we supported negotiators from the least developed countries, organised side events and workshops, and analysed progress at the talks.

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The delayed 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom. It was one of the pivotal events of 2021, with a focus on countries increasing the ambition of their commitments to tackle the climate emergency.

IIED researchers and partners were present at a host of events, including Development and Climate (D&C) Days, focusing on issues such as getting climate finance to the local level and supporting negotiators from the least developed countries.

This page contains our latest research, commentary, news, analysis and events throughout COP26.