COP26 – United Nations Climate Change conference
COP26 provides the platform to 'accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and UN Framework Convention on climate change'.
The conference provides the UK with a platform to:
- increase climate action
- build resilience
- lower emissions
The UK will receive advice and guidance from key sectors and countries across the globe in how they're tackling climate change.
COP26 President and Secretary of the State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, said: "Everyone will need to raise their ambitions to tackle climate change and the expertise of the Friends of COP will be important in helping to boost climate action across the globe".
The conference will take place on 1 and 12 November 2021.
The four main goals of COP26 have been confirmed as:
- Mobilising public and private finance.
- Accelerating the transition to clean energy.
- Elevating the voice of young people and demonstrating the critical role of public empowerment.
- Ensuring sustainable land use.
- Adapting to climate hits and addressing the loss and damage.
Giving young people a voice
The conference will dedicate a day to young people and their concerns with world leaders expected to take part in a series of workshops with children so they can create a better understanding or the views of our future. This will follow on from the Youth4Climate, driving ambition meeting in Milan from 28 to 30 September.
Almost 400 young people aged between 15 and 29 from 186 countries met to discuss the main urgencies and priorities around climate change.