The UK is bidding to secure the Presidency and host the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) summit over two weeks at the end of 2020, in partnership with Italy, Climate Action has reported.
If the bid is successful, the UK Government has announced that Glasgow will be the city to host COP26.
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If they secure the bid, the conference will be hosted at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC), boosting Scottish business and driving investment in the region.
The SEC is situated outside of Glasgow city centre on the banks of the River Clyde. It will host 30,000 delegates from around the world, including climate experts, business leaders and citizens from across the UK.
Claire Perry, former Minister for Energy and Clean Growth and recently named the UK nominated President for COP26 by the Prime Minister, said: “As one of the UK’s most sustainable cities, with a record for hosting high-profile international events, Glasgow is the right choice to showcase the UK’s commitment to the environment.”
The climate talks in 2020 will be crucial for countries to show they have met deadlines set at the Paris Agreement.
Climate Action added that if the UK is successful in their bid, it would strengthen the government’s determination to remain a world leader after Brexit.
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Claire Perry added: “In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to protect our planet and set the direction for the years to come. Where better to do so than Glasgow, at the state of the art Scottish Events Campus.”
Source: Climate Action