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  • 01 Apr 2020
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Coronavirus: Cop26 Climate Talks in Glasgow Postponed Until 2021

The UN climate talks due to be held in Glasgow this year have been postponed to 2021 as governments around the world struggle to halt the spread of coronavirus. The most important climate negotiations since the Paris agreement in 2015 were scheduled to take place this November to put countries back on track to avoid climate breakdown. A statement from the UN on Wednesday night confirmed that the meeting of over 26,000 attendees would be delayed until next year. It said new dates for the conference would be decided in due course. Several prominent climate experts had feared that delaying the talks would mean governments eased off on pursuing stronger commitments to fulfil the Paris goals. The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), however, welcomed the delay as the best hope of rebuilding diplomatic momentum before the talks take place. Stephanie Pfeifer, the group’s CEO, said investors would support the decision because it “improves the likelihood of a strong outcome”.

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