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Climate emergency: Glasgow to host COP26 conference

Glasgow will welcome 30,000 delegates, including 200 world leaders, to discuss the climate change emergency when it hosts the 26th Conference of the Parties – or COP26 – next year.

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) will stage the event, in November, 2020.

Following a partnership with Italy, the United Kingdom won the bid to host the event which is designed to produce a response to the climate change emergency. Glasgow will host the main conference with the preparatory and youth events being held in Italy.

This year’s event is being held in December, in Santiago, Chile.

Peter Duthie, CEO at the SEC, said: “We are honoured to have been nominated as the host venue for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change–(UNFCCC) conference next year.

“This is an incredibly important event for Glasgow, Scotland and the UK at a crucial time for governments across the world as they address the escalating issue of climate change. The campus is committed to providing the best possible environment for world-class events and securing a conference of this calibre is testament to our long term vision for attracting globally significant meetings. We look forward to the formal acceptance of the UK bid at COP25 in Santiago.”