Climate, CSR

Glasgow selected to host COP 26, the UN Global Climate Summit 2020

Glasgow has been chosen to host the most crucial climate change gathering, since the 2015 Paris talks where the climate accord was struck.

200 heads of government from around the world and up to 30,000 delegates, including climate experts, business leaders and citizens, will meet to draw up a new climate change strategy.

Claire Perry, UK nominated president for COP26, said: “In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale – and where better to do so than Glasgow, one of the UK’s most sustainable centres with a great track record for hosting high-profile international events.”

Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack said: “The UK government is showing great leadership on this vital issue – becoming the first major economy to pass new laws to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050.”

The UK is the first major economy to pass legislation to end the contribution to global warming. Glasgow City Council declared a climate emergency in May 2019 and aims to be the first net zero emissions city in the UK. This is an exciting opportunity for the UK to demonstrate leadership on climate action on a global stage.

Author Clare Day

Senior CSR Prize, Awards & Communications Campaign Manager

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