What to expect from the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow

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25 October 2021

By Adam Vaughan

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 13: A general view of the Scottish Events Centre (SEC) on October 13, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 will officially begin on Sunday October 31 with the procedural opening of negotiations and finish on Monday November 12th. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, UK, where COP26 will take place

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The United Nations COP26 climate summit, which runs from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, UK, has been described as a “turning point for humanity” and “the most consequential summit… ever”.

Delayed due to the covid-19 pandemic, the meeting is by far the most important gathering on climate change since nearly 200 countries adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015. Where the Paris meeting’s job was to forge a new global treaty on curbing global warming, the …

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