The 2021 edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference - also known as COP26 - takes place in Glasgow, United Kingdom, from 31 October to 12 November. The event brings countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Information about GWP's involvement will soon be made available on this page.
For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.
Full details of the event are available on the dedicated COP26 website.
As in previous years, GWP will be active at the COP in a number of ways. Being an accredited intergovernmental organization (IGO) observer, GWP's main aim is to bring new water insights to the climate agenda. More details about this will announced soon on this page.