The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC has been postponed to 1-12 November 2021, due to COVID-19.
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the United Kingdom and its Italian partners, agreed on new dates for the COP 26 UN climate conference, which will now take place between 1 and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow.
The agreement followed consultation with UNFCCC members, delivery partners and the international climate community. The conference was originally set to take place in November 2020, but had been postponed due to COVID-19.
In the run up to November 2021, the United Kingdom as hosts will continue to work with all involved to increase climate action, build resilience and lower emissions. The new date will also allow the United Kingdom and their Italian partners to harness their incoming G7 and G20 presidencies in driving climate ambition.
The decision on the new date came as the Government of the United Kingdom announced that over 25 experts in multiple global sectors will be advising the COP 26 Presidency.
The Friends of COP bring expertise from countries across six continents, including France, Barbados, Chad, Australia, India and Peru. They will advise the Government of the United Kingdom and inspire action from their sectors ahead of the conference.
[This description was taken from gov.uk.]