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The world’s most consequential international climate meeting, the United Nation’s 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), has been postponed due to COVID-19. The yearly conference, held in different countries each year, brings together representatives from all nations to discuss – and come to terms on – how to combat the global climate crisis.
This climate conference was slated to be the most important since Paris’ COP21 in 2015, when the Paris Agreement was negotiated. 2020 is the deadline for countries to submit updated plans with, theoretically, more aggressive plans to cut emissions, which signatories are encouraged to do every five years.
Every country on Earth signed the agreement, although President Trump is planning to pull the U.S. out of the agreement later this year.
The meeting was scheduled to take place in November in Glasgow, Scotland, at the SEC arena. But the Scottish government now plans …continued .
[Source: CBS News]