The world is waiting with bated breath to see the outcomes of the COP26 event planned to start later this week. But why? And what actually is COP26?
COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. At the heart of it, COP26 is a meeting of the most important and influential global leaders that will play a deciding role in if we are actually going to save the planet from climate change destruction.
Heavy stuff, hence why this COP26 has gotten more press than any of the others – COP26 acts a check-in for the Paris Agreement, this is the time we are going to hear updates and further commitments on how each country is going to limit global warming. On the COP26 website they state that the event is:
“the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control.”
We’ve compiled a quick guide of 10 things you need to know to answer all of your burning questions about the event (no pun intended).