New date announced for COP26 climate summit

29 May 2020

Boris Johnson acknowledged that vulnerable communities are already feeling the effects of the climate emergency

Boris Johnson has acknowledged that vulnerable communities are already feeling the effects of the climate emergency

The UN COP26 climate conference has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The summit will now be held in Glasgow between 1-12 November 2021, a year later than initially scheduled.

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Neil Thorns, Director of Advocacy at CAFOD, said:

“We have to urgently get back on track with tackling the climate emergency now that we know when COP26 will be taking place.

“As we prepare to rebuild from the coronavirus crisis, the government must press reset on our economy to put people’s welfare, the planet and nature at its heart.

“The UK has the knowledge, expertise and ability to achieve this and in doing so could genuinely lead a COP26 fit for our time.”

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