Daily News Links: Putting COP26 in context

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From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the U.N. will hold the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26. The conference will be attended by 197 countries that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) treaty, which was established in 1994. This will be a significant event — more than 30,000 delegates will attend the conference and lay out ambitious goals to mitigate climate change, expanding on many agreements from the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Each day of COP26, we’ll be highlighting stories from around the Internet that align with the daily themes of the conference. We hope to make these themes more accessible, and present stories of success and education that help move the planet forward!

Here are some explainer articles to get you started: What exactly will happen at COP 26? Who are the key voices? Why should we care?

Check back tomorrow for more info on what is being explored at COP26 — and good reads to keep you informed.

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