COP26 Climate Change Conference

The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, Which will be held in Glasgow. Also in partnership with Italy which will host the preliminary events and a significant youth event as part of the agreement.

The COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It will be held in Glasgow, UK, from 9 to 19 November 2020 under the presidency of the UK government. The conference will incorporate the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 16th meeting of the parties for the Kyoto Protocol (CMP16) and the third meeting of the parties for the Paris Agreement (CMA3).

Lasting for two weeks, it will be the largest summit the UK has ever hosted, with up to 200 world leaders expected to attend for the final weekend.  The conference is seen as a major crossroads in the battle against global climate change.

The conference has been described as the most important gathering on climate change since the Paris agreement which was signed in 2015. Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in November 2020. It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency.

Scotland was one of the first countries to agree that the current climate is in a state of emergency and feels that it is only right that the UK’s largest ever summit would be to help reverse the effects of climate change.

The SEC is part of the “Scottish Events Campus” which includes The Armadillo and The SSE Hydro and all are easily accessible from the Bruce Hotel. To reach the campus the close by train station, East Kilbride, takes you to the designated station for the SEC the aptly named Exhibition Centre.  If you are interested in staying with us then be sure to book direct as we can guarantee the best possible rates.