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Supporting climate action on the road to COP 26


COP 26: for the climate action we urgently need

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK.

Hosted in the UNECE region, this will offer an important opportunity to UNECE member States and all Parties worldwide to scale up commitments to deliver on the Paris Agreement. On the road to COP 26, UNECE will be mobilizing to support the climate action we urgently need.

For more information, visit the UNFCCC website

Supporting action in the region

The UNECE region – stretching over North America right across Europe, covering the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia – is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 34% of the world’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. The people of the region are increasingly feeling the impacts of climate change - from wildfires to flooding, heatwaves and drought.

Faced with the climate emergency and to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, UNECE member States are taking important climate action in key areas. Through its norms, standards, conventions and policy assistance, UNECE provides practical tools to support countries’ efforts for both climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Selected events and key milestones

In the build up to COP 26 and beyond, several key events and milestones will shape UNECE’s contribution to countries’ climate action: