COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference new date announcement

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written statement – made on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

I am tabling this statement for the benefit of Honourable and Right Honourable Members to bring to their attention the new date that has been announced for COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners have agreed new dates for the COP26 UN climate conference, which will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow.

The agreement followed consultation with UNFCCC members, delivery partners and other stakeholders. The conference was originally set to take place in November 2020, but had been postponed due to COVID-19.

In the run up to November 2021, the UK government as hosts will continue to work with all involved to increase climate action, build resilience and lower emissions. The new date will also allow the UK and our Italian partners to harness our incoming G7 and G20 presidencies in driving climate ambition.

For more information on this please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-dates-agreed-for-cop26-united-nations-climate-change-conference

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS275