walesonline.co.uk 15 Sep, 2021 12:00 am

What is COP26 and why is it important?

What is COP26 and why is it important?
COP26 is one of the biggest environmental summits in the world. Here is everything you need to know about the event.

Organisers hope that the event, which has already been delayed by a year due to the pandemic, will mark a major advance in the fight against climate change.READ MORE: Is the government doing enough to tackle climate change?COP26 is a summit bringing together leaders from countries that are signed up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.The environment is an increasingly important political priority, as the effects of climate change become more and more apparent across much of the world.

In 2019, the UK Parliament passed the Climate Change Act, which commits the UK to a net-zero target of 2050.What do the organisers hope COP26 will achieve?

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