Cop26 climate talks postponed
The UN Cop26 climate talks, originally set to take place this November in Glasgow, have been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Widely viewed as the most important climate talks since the Paris agreement of 2015, the meeting aims to steer the world’s decision makers towards climate friendly policies and mitigate the climate crisis.
The Guardian reports that business secretary and president of the Cop26 conference, Alok Sharma, held crunch talks with the UN and several other countries on Wednesday evening to confirm the timing of the summit. “The world is currently facing an unprecedented global challenge and countries are rightly focusing their efforts on saving lives and fighting Covid-19. That is why we have decided to reschedule Cop26,” he said.