Thanks to activists, the voice of the world’s peoples resounded through the COP25 like an alarm bell. Governments didn’t reach the results they demanded, but their cries and messages were stronger than ever, reaching even those who weren’t in Madrid.
COP26, the decisive climate change conference will be held in Glasgow in 2020
The 26th edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2020. The pre-COP will take place in Milan, Italy.
2020 is set to be a crucial year for action against climate change, as a radical change of pace is needed to achieve the Paris Agreement‘s targets. All the more so after the failures of the 25th Conference in Madrid last December and the pre-COP in Chile. In particular, governments will be required to present renewed, refreshed and ambitious commitments in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases. If this doesn’t occur, the goal of limiting the rise of average global temperatures to a maximum of 2 degree Centigrade (compared to pre-industrial levels) will remain an impossibility.
The UK and Italy organise the COP26 in collaboration
A long road lies ahead leading up to the conference. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in June to plan the event. Then, based on the joint collaboration between the UK and Italy, Milan will host the pre-COP. Finally, from the 9th to the 20th of November 2020, Glasgow will provide the world stage for the UN’s 26th Conference of the Parties. The critical meeting will take place in a nation already shaken by Brexit.
— Friends of the Earth Scotland (@FoEScot) January 8, 2020
The COP26 is going to be of vital importance. If it fails to reconfirm the goals set during the COP21 in Paris, as citizens of Planet Earth we may find themselves facing a point of no return after which it may be impossible to avoid a climate catastrophe in the coming decades.
— UK Gov Scotland (@UKGovScotland) January 9, 2020
Africa likely to host COP27
In a way, the Glasgow conference presents itself as a last chance and an ultimatum. The following year, COP27 will most probably take place somewhere on in Africa. Even though Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has presented its candidacy, it’s still unknown which country will host it.
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