Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated a desire for the UK to deliver a “sustainable” recovery from the coronavirus pandemic in a way that brings together key international nations to reach the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing the Financing for Development in the Era of Covid-19 and Beyond” virtual event, convened by the UN Secretary-General and the leaders of Canada and Jamaica, Johnson reiterated the Government’s stance on delivering a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the event, Johnson confirmed that the postponed COP26 Climate conference would be moved to 1-12 November 2021, to allow more time to recover from the economic and travel impacts of the virus. The Prime Minister also called for renewed collaborative action on climate change.
Edie 28th May 2020 read more »
Key international climate talks postponed as the result of the pandemic will now take place in the UK in November 2021, a year later than scheduled, it has been announced. The United Nations “Cop26” summit had been due to take place in Glasgow in November 2020 hosted by the UK, partnered by Italy, but was delayed as a result of the global coronavirus crisis. A new date of November 1-12 has now been announced by the UN’s climate body, the UNFCCC, and the UK Government, which proposed the dates as giving the “best chance of delivering an inclusive and ambitious” meeting.
Energy Voice 28th May 2020 read more »
Global talks aimed at staving off the threat of climate breakdown will be delayed by a year to November 2021 because of the coronavirus crisis, the UN has confirmed. The summit, known as Cop26, which 196 nations are expected to attend, will now take place in Glasgow from November 1 to 12 next year, as reports had anticipated, with the UK government acting as host and president. They were originally set to take place from 9 November this year. Earlier dates were thought to be too difficult, as travel restrictions may still be in place in some countries next year and finding a new date was further complicated by the scheduling of other major international environmental meetings, including global talks on the biodiversity crisis.
Guardian 28th May 2020 read more »
KEY UN climate talks postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic will be held in November 2021. COP26, which was due to be held in November this year in Glasgow, will now run from November 1 to 12 in 2021.
The National 28th May 2020 read more »