The 12-day UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) took place in Glasgow earlier this month, after a yearlong delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For over 25 years, the UN has been bringing together world leaders and other interested parties to discuss global climate matters. This year’s summit was the 26th annual meeting, thus the name COP26. The COP26 agenda was focused on securing a recommitment to net zero emissions by 2050 with the expectation of significant progress in terms of reductions over the next decade.
In this Flash Report, we summarize several developments that took place during the first week of the summit.