Glasgow bids to host COP 26

Mazino Dickson

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Britain has picked Glasgow to bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020.

In fact, the British government has tapped Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) on the banks of the River Clyde.

“Glasgow has world-class facilities to host a prestigious conference like this, which will also provide a significant boost to the local economy and attract people from across the globe,” said Scottish Secretary Alister Jack.

“The UK Government is showing great leadership on this vital issue – becoming the first major economy to pass new laws to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050.”

It would be the largest summit the UK has ever held, with up to 200 world leaders expected to attend for the final weekend.

At least 30,000 delegates gather in the city.