2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference

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2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference
Date9–19 November 2020 (2020-11-09 – 2020-11-19)
LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
Organized byUK and Italy
ParticipantsUNFCCC member countries
PresidentAlok Sharma
Previous eventMadrid 2019
Websitewww.ukcop26.org Edit this at Wikidata

The 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 9 to 19 November 2020 under the presidency of the UK government.[1] The conference is set to incorporate the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 16th meeting of the parties for the Kyoto Protocol (CMP16), and the third meeting of the parties for the Paris Agreement (CMA3).

The conference is due to be held at the SEC Centre in central Glasgow.


Former UK Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry O'Neill, was originally appointed President of COP26[2], but the UK government abruptly removed her from the Presidential post on 31 January 2020, stating that the post would become "a ministerial role".[3][4] Former Prime Minister David Cameron and former Foreign Secretary William Hague were unwilling to accept the position.[5] On 13 February 2020, Conservative minister Alok Sharma was appointed to the role.[6]


  1. ^ "UK to host 2020 UN climate summit, COP26". The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ "United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, to host COP 26 / CMP 16 / CMA 3". UNFCCC. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  3. ^ Shukman, David (31 January 2020). "Climate change: UK sacks its UN conference president". BBC News Online. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Climate change summit chief sacked by PM ahead of Cabinet reshuffle". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  5. ^ Harvey, Fiona (7 February 2020). "UK unprepared for COP 26 conference, warn climate leaders". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Harvey, Fiona (13 February 2020). "Alok Sharma appointed chair of COP26 climate conference in reshuffle". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 February 2020.

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