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.
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.
Key dates in the run up to COP26
The US to host climate summit
22-23 April 2021
See here for more information on the summit.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Summit (Kunming, China)
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
G20 Summit (Rome, Italy)
30 – 31 October 2021
Pre-COP summit in Milan
COP26 to take place in Glasgow, UK
1-12 December 2021