What does COP26 stand for?

The UN’s annual climate change conference, COP26, will be held in Glasgow later this year.

COP stands for Conference of the Parties, and this will be the 26th one to happen.

What does “Conference of the Parties” mean?

A Party is a State that’s signed up to a particular international law. In this case, it’s the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

So at a Conference of the Parties these States take part in talks and negotiations around this Convention, other agreements, and solutions to climate change.

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