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Glasgow COP26

1-12 November 2021

Scotland is proud to welcome the world’s biggest summit on climate change to Glasgow this November – the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).  

Climate change remains the greatest challenge facing this planet, and COP26 is one of our best chances to address it, bringing together heads of state, climate experts and negotiators to agree coordinated action to tackle the global climate emergency.


Events Info and updates

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1-12 November 2021
Scottish Events Campus (SEC)
Glasgow, UK

COP26 will take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021. Visit the COP26 website for more information.


COP26 in Scotland: Learn More

Did you know that COP, the decision making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, began in 1995 with the first summit in Berlin?

This annual summit on climate change sees countries of the world come together to agree on commitments to tackle the global climate emergency.

Since 1995, COP milestones have included the Kyoto protocol, an international treaty which commits governments to reducing greenhouse emissions, and the Paris Agreement, which in 2016 saw attendees commit to a shared goal; to keep global warming to below 2, ideally 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Scotland will play its full part to support a global deal that works for both people and planet, doing so in a way that is fair, just and supports economic growth. This is also our opportunity to come together as a nation and go faster and further to reach our target of net zero by 2045.

There is no longer an option to do nothing. It’s time to take action. Read more about what Scotland is doing here.


Ways to Get involved

We’re calling on individuals, families, businesses and organisations across Scotland to join us as we make the most of this opportunity to take collective action in the run up to COP26 and beyond towards our net zero target.