The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. COP26 brought delegates from around the world together to bring forward action towards the goals set in the Paris Agreement and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more on the official website: HOME - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021 (ukcop26.org)
Events & activities
UKELA marked this historic and important conference with a number of events and activities. Our Young UKELA team held a seminar on international environmental law, in partnership with Young ELF (Environmental Law Foundation). This webinar looked at the history of international environmental law, particularly in the context of both COP15 on biodiversity and COP26 on climate change. Our regional teams have also presented seminars looking at COP26 themes.
Podcast from Glasgow
Join Nina Pindham, our Vice Chair, as she interviews delegates at COP26 over the fortnight. Listen to her updates on our Podcast page.
Climate Emergency report
UKELA has also been involved in a collaborative student project, led by the Environmental Law Foundation, researching action taken at local authority level across the UK where declarations of climate emergency have been made. The report entitled 'Local Urgency on the Climate Emergency?' is now published. Read it below and take a look at the press release accompanying the report to find out more about its origins and authors.
Local Urgency on the Climate Emergency? - Report published by Environmental Law Foundation, October 2021