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New dates set for COP26

The rescheduled COP26 will take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. It was originally planned for November 2020, but, because of the Covid 19 pandemic, was postponed.

The event’s intended venue, the SEC, has been in service as a temporary hospital, helping to deal with the swell in patient numbers resulting from Covid.

COP26 President Alok Sharma said: “While we rightly focus on fighting the immediate crisis of the coronavirus, we must not lose sight of the huge challenges of climate change.”

Mr Sharma, the UK government’s business secretary, added: “With the new dates for COP26 now agreed we are working with our international partners on an ambitious roadmap for global climate action between now and November 2021. 

“The steps we take to rebuild our economies will have a profound impact on our societies’ future sustainability, resilience and wellbeing and COP26 can be a moment where the world unites behind a clean resilient recovery. 

The UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, said: “If done right, the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis can steer us to a more inclusive and sustainable climate path.”

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