The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It will bring together parties from around the world to advance action on climate change to meet the goals and objectives of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
In support of COP26, the IPU is co-organizing several parliamentary meetings in the coming months. These include the Pre-COP26 Parliamentary Meeting on 8-9 October 2021 in Rome, Italy, organized with the Italian Chamber of Deputies, followed by the Parliamentary Meeting at COP26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom on 7 November 2021 (date TBC), organized with the British Group of the IPU. The expected outcome of both of these meetings will be a document that is expected to chart a course for increased parliamentary action on climate change.
Prior to these COP26-related parliamentary meetings in Rome and Glasgow, the IPU is hosting a virtual inter-parliamentary meeting on climate change, in collaboration with both the British Group of the IPU and the Italian Chamber of Deputies. This meeting will provide parliamentarians with a brief overview of COP26 and the opportunity to meet the rapporteurs from the UK and Italy who will draft the COP26 outcome document. Furthermore, it will give parliaments a platform to engage in dialogue on priority areas for their countries as they address climate change. The meeting will allow time for an interactive discussion and Q&A with the rapporteurs.
The meeting will be held in English and interpretation will be provided in French (tbc).
Parliamentarians, as well as parliamentary staff, are invited to participate.