Welcome to our COP26 hub. In the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference 2021, find the latest news, views and key announcements as they are released.



The UK is set to host COP26 in November 2021. The summit is seen as the first real chance for the world to assess what has been achieved since the implementation of the historic Paris Agreement and to enable countries to come together and set meaningful targets for reducing global carbon emissions in response to the climate crisis. Throughout the year, Travers Smith will be updating this page with analysis, key developments, and some of the pro bono and other work we are doing in this area.  

Key dates in the run up to COP26

  • The US to host climate summit

    22-23 April 2021

  • G7 Summit (Cornwall, UK)

    11 – 13 June 2021

  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Kigali, Rwanda)

  • UN Food Systems Summit (Rome, Italy)

    19 – 21 July 2021

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Summit (Kunming, China)

    Opening session due to take place in October 2021 with the main negotiations postponed until May 2022

  • G20 Summit (Rome, Italy)

    30 – 31 October 2021

  • Pre-COP summit in Milan

    November 2021

  • COP26 to take place in Glasgow, UK

    31 October - 12 November 2021

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