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?
What is COP26 and why does it matter? What is the UNFCCC, what are they trying to accomplish, and why should we care? This Q&A answers all your questions.
Who’s who at COP26: the leaders who hold the world’s future in their hands. A look at who will — and who may not — be at the Glasgow climate summit.
Your COP26 jargon buster. NDCs, climate finance, and 1.5C — here is your summary of the key terminology.
Interview with Greta Thunberg about COP 26, media responsibility, and what gives her hope. Dive more into the climate conversations of today with a familiar activist.
Check back tomorrow for more info on what is being explored at COP26 — and good reads to keep you informed.