Critical Climate Change Conference COP26 May Be Delayed By A Year Amid Pandemic
The 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is likely to be postponed by an entire year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Experts have warned that such a delay could have catastrophic consequences on the planet as nations continue to fall short of targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
COP26, described as the most important international discussion on climate change since 2015 when the Paris climate accord was signed, had initially been scheduled to take place in November 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Dozens of world leaders were supposed to present detailed plans at the conference on how they intend to cut their nation’s emissions to ensure that global temperatures don’t rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above preindustrial levels ― a limit countries agreed to in …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]