The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th United Nation climate Change conference, held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, from 31st October to 13th November 2021. The President of the conference was UK cabinet minister Alok Sharma. It was the 26th Conference of the parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) it delayed, the third meeting of the parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement (designated CMA1, CMA2, CMA3), and the 16th meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP16). The conference was the first since the Paris agreement of COP21 that expected parties to carry out a process colloquially known as the ‘ratchet mechanism’ every five years to provide improved national pledge.
What does COP26 mean? The global climate summit wrapping up in Glasgow is known as COP26, in which COP stands for Conference of the parties. In diplomatic parlance, “the parties” refers to the 197 nations that agreed to a new environment pact, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change, at a meeting in 1992. And this is the 26th time countries have gathered under the convention. Hence, it stands for COP26.
What is a Blue Zone at COP26? The Blue Zone is a UN- Managed space which hots the negotiations. The space brings together delegations from 197 parties, alongside observe organisations to share their stories at plane discussion, side events, exhibits and cultural events.
The two headline outcomes from COP26 were the singing of the Glasgow Climate pact and agreeing the Paris Rulebook. Out significant deals and announcements, not part of COP26 itself. By, the end of COP26, 151 countries had submitted new climate plans (known as nationally determined contributions, or NDCS) to slash their emissions by 2030. To keep the global of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C within reach, we need to cut global emission in half by the end this decade.
Result: The COP26 international climate conference took place in Glasgow from 31st October to 12th November 2021. The main gaol was to secure global net zero by mid-century and keep a maximum of 1.5 degree of warming within reach.