The BES Scottish Policy Group's guide to COP26.

Published online
13 Oct 2021
Published by
British Ecological Society
Content type
Educational material

McKain, S. & Stephenson, I.

Publication language
UK & Scotland


The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 1-12 November, bringing together world leaders to agree on climate action. This guide aims to provide BES members with the background to the conference, why it is so important and how to get involved. It discusses the following parts: (1) international climate legislation; (2) interaction between climate science and policy; (3) conference of the parties; and (4) how to get involved in the conference.

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