COP26 

News, comment and analysis on the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties.

Glasgow will host 30,000 delegates in November for UN climate talks, billed as the most significant since the Paris agreement was signed in the French capital in 2015.


Global negotiations

Who is the new COP president Alok Sharma?

Who is the new COP president Alok Sharma?

A surprise choice to lead the crucial UN climate talks in November, business secretary Alok Sharma previously served as international development secretary. ENDS takes you through what you need to know... Read more

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Climate change

COP26: UN confirms one-year postponement

United Nations officials have given the green light to a proposal from the UK and Italian governments to postpone the COP26 climate talks to November 2021, a full year after they were scheduled to take place, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Climate change

Coronavirus: UK proposes one-year delay to UN climate talks

The government has asked the UN to consider delaying next year’s climate change negotiations, due to be held in November, by a full year in light of the coronavirus pandemic

Environmental Politics

COP26: Raab and Sharma join calls for green recovery from Covid-19 crisis

Top UK officials have added their voices to a chorus of global leaders calling for economic recovery packages that promote the aims of the Paris Agreement

Global negotiations

Sharma calls for global 'green and resilient recovery' from coronavirus

The business secretary Alok Sharma has said that the need for international cooperation in tackling climate change is comparable with worldwide efforts to tackle the coronavirus

Climate change

COP26: Sharma hints at 2030 emissions pledge in line with net zero

The UK will bring to next year’s UN climate conference an updated emissions reduction pledge that will ‘complement’ its legally binding target to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, Alok Sharma has said

Climate change

COP26 postponed as Covid-19 crisis deepens

UN and British government officials have decided to postpone this year’s COP26 climate talks, due to be held in Glasgow in November, because of the 'ongoing, worldwide effects of Covid-19', they announced on Wednesday

Analysis

Climate change

COP26: Can the government bring its climate conference preparations back on track?

COP26: Can the government bring its climate conference preparations back on track?

Newly appointed COP president Alok Sharma has his work cut out to bring the preparations for the key climate talks back onto an even keel. Simon Pickstone examines what needs to be done

Global negotiations

COP26 president: Who are the runners and riders?

With Downing Street yet to make an announcement about who will replace Claire O’Neill as the president of this year’s crucial UN climate talks, ENDS takes you through the key figures thought to be under consideration

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Environmental Politics

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

‘No rules are better than bad rules’: Why COP25 ended in deadlock

The international climate conference achieved little this year, with carbon markets decisions deferred to the 2020 summit in Glasgow. Isabella Kaminski looks at what stymied the critical talks

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill has returned to parliament with new powers on plastic waste and a requirement for ministers to review and report on international green law. Here's what you need to know about what's new and what has been retained

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