UN Climate summit in November 2021 

UN Climate summit in November 2021 

Amid COVID-19 crisis, the new dates for the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), postponed from November this year due to the coronavirus lockdown, have been confirmed for November 2021, according to Reuters.

The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed that COP26 will now take place in Glasgow between November 1 and 12 next year. The decision on the new date comes as the UK government announced that over 25 experts in multiple global sectors will be advising the UK's COP26 Presidency.

The Friends of COP will bring expertise from countries across six continents, including India, France, Barbados, Chad, Australia and Peru. The UK said the new date will also allow Britain and its Italian partners to harness the incoming G7 and G20 presidencies in driving climate ambition.