World leaders will be coming to Scotland to attend COP26, by far the most important environmental summit of the year.
Participants will include US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Joe Biden, along with numerous other great politicians.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will welcome attendees to the summit when it begins later this month.
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What is COP26 and why is it important?
The United Nations has held summits of the Conference of the Parties (COP) every year since 1994 in order to coordinate global measures against climate change and environmental degradation.
COP26 is the 26th of these summits. The event was originally planned for last year but has been postponed due to the pandemic.
All 197 nations that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be represented at COP26.
With climate change now widely recognized as the defining issue of our time, the organizers hope that political leaders can be persuaded to commit to more ambitious emissions targets.
Where does COP26 take place?
COP26 takes place on the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.
When does COP26 start?
The COP26 starts on October 31st, one day earlier than originally planned. It ends on November 12th.
Over 120 political leaders are expected to attend the event on the opening days before leaving their assistants to conduct the more detailed negotiations.
A total of around 25,000 people are expected to attend the conference.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has confirmed that she will be one of them, despite her reservations about the summit’s potential for more “idle talk” and “greenwashing”.
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