Alok Sharma: ‘We are working on delivering a physical COP26’

The Business Secretary said although the government’s plan is to organise an in-person climate summit, Covid-19 pandemic still cast uncertainty over the future

COP26: Four researchers chosen to build scientific evidence ahead of summit

They will engage with the international climate negotiations ahead of the climate change conference in Glasgow next year

EU member states call for urgent 2030 climate plan ahead of COP26

The letter, addressed to the EU’s Climate Chief, Frans Timmermans, says discussions between member countries on the EU’s final 2030 target need to begin in June by the latest

Claire O’Neill removed as UK COP26 President

The former energy minister has been axed just six months into her role

Chile cancels UN climate summit amid ongoing protests

The COP25 climate summit was scheduled to take place between 2nd and 13th December

73 countries in favour of global carbon price – World Bank

Support for a worldwide price on carbon emissions is growing with 73 countries including China, Russia and South Africa now backing such a move, says the World Bank. It claims in a report the 73 nations as well as 22 states and cities make up 54% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 52% of GDP. […]

Global investors worth $24tn call for climate deal

Global investors managing assets worth $24 trillion (£14.7tn) are urging leaders to come up with an ambitious climate deal to give them certainty to invest in clean energy. The call come ahead of the United Nations’ Climate Summit next week where world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will meet to discuss issues […]