UN climate change conference (COP26)

IIED at the 2021 UNFCCC climate change summit in Glasgow, UK

The delayed 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which binds over 190 Parties, will take place in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom. It will be one of the pivotal events of 2021, with a focus on countries increasing the ambition of their commitments to tackle the climate emergency.

The event is part of the so-called '2021 super year' of milestones linking climate, nature and people. IIED researchers and partners will be present throughout the two-week gathering, focusing on issues such as getting climate finance to the local level and supporting negotiators from the least developed countries.

The Development and Climate (D&C) Days event in the middle weekend of COP26 will bring together thinking from various sectors that are seeking coherence and cross-cutting collaboration to ensure climate resilience for all.

This page will be updated with our latest research, commentary, news, analysis and events in the run-up to COP26.

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