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Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

Climate change: UK has ‘one shot’ at success at Glasgow COP26

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If the Glasgow climate conference fails to deliver, it could mark the end of the global approach to tackling the problem.COP26 in November will see around 200 world leaders meet to agree a new, long term deal on rising temperatures. But according to Claire O'Neill, the president of COP26, the UK has "one shot" at making it a success.She told a BBC documentary that if Glasgow fails, people will question the whole UN approach. BBC World Service Discovery - 2020: A year to save the Planet? Five things we've learned from Madrid climate talks COP26 marks a critical moment for the UN in the long running effort to find a global solution to climate change. As part of the Paris climate deal, agreed in 2015, countries are meant to update t...
COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

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A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow.The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency. The UK will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events and a significant youth event, as part of the agreement.Claire Perry, UK nominated president for COP26, said: "In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale ...