UN Climate Conference in Glasgow postponed until 2021

The UN last night decided to postpone the planned UN Climate conference (COP26) as Governments across the globe continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This climate summit was due to be held in Glasgow in November 2020, with over 26,000 people due to attend, including dozens of world leaders. The conference will now take place in 2021 instead, with the UN indicating that new dates would be decided in due course.

Alok Sharma, the UK Business Secretary and president-desginate of the COP26 conference, confirmed:

“The world is currently facing an unprecedented global challenge & countries are rightly focusing on fighting Covid-19. That is why we have decided to reschedule COP26. We will continue working with partners to deliver the ambition needed to tackle the climate crisis & agree a new date.”

Stuart Fairlie Technical & Operations Director Elmhurst Energy “Whilst we perfectly understand the postponement, we need to make sure that when current events subside; that we use the time wisely to continue to push for real change in terms of climate change. The UK needs to continue to push and be global leaders in this respect. Elmhurst and all its members look forward to playing our part in terms of energy efficiency in the built environment.” 

BBC News Article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52122450

Article published: 2nd April 2020

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